Eli Lilly’s Latest Combination Antibody Therapy Yields Strong Effectiveness Against Covid-19

While Covid-19 infection rates have taken a downturn in recent days, hospitalizations and deaths are still at all-time highs. The need for effective therapies to treat severe Covid-19 symptoms has never been greater. Eli Lilly is one of the pharmaceutical companies taking on the task of developing these therapies, and a new antibody therapy trial released last week proved one combination therapy to be quite effective at reducing viral load in Covid-19 patients. The study aimed to determine the effect of bamlanivimab (BAM) as an antibody monotherapy and bamlanivimab paired with etesevimab (ETE) as an antibody combination therapy to reduce the viral load for severe SARS-CoV-2 patients. 613 patients were given BAM monotherapy, BAM and ETE combination therapy, or a placebo treatment. Read the full article on Forbes.
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