Scientists in China creating new drug which will stop Covid-19 pandemic without vaccine

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A Chinese laboratory has been developing a drug it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus pandemic to a halt.

A drug being tested by scientists at China’s Peking University, lead by Sunney Xie, could not only shorten the recovery time for those infected, but even offer short-term immunity from the virus, researchers say.

“When we injected neutralising antibodies into infected mice, after five days the viral load was reduced by a factor of 2,500,” said Mr Xie.

“That means this potential drug has a therapeutic effect.”

Mr Xie said his team had been working “day and night” searching for the antibody.