WUHAN, CHINA – As the media and the left mocked President Donald J. Trump last month for suggesting that agents can be pumped directly into the bloodstream to cure COVID-19, today Chinese researchers and doctors stopped laughing. It might turn out to be true. It turns out, you can pump neutralizing antibodies directly into patients and it might even be the cure the world is looking for to defeat COVID-19. The research is being headed by Sunney Xie, director of Peking University’s Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics.
“The COVID-19 pandemic urgently needs therapeutic and prophylactic interventions. Here we report the rapid identification of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies by high-throughput single-cell RNA and VDJ sequencing of antigen-enriched B cells from 60 convalescent patients,” the report said. “Moreover, we demonstrated that SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies could be directly selected based on similarities of their predicted CDR3H structures to those of SARS-CoV neutralizing antibodies. Altogether, we showed that human neutralizing antibodies could be efficiently discovered by high-throughput single B-cell sequencing in response to pandemic infectious diseases.”
According to a BGR report, Xie and his team took blood samples from 60 individuals who were infected with COVID-19 but then recovered. The scientists isolated the antibodies and then used them against the living virus in infected mice.
“The point of a vaccine is to give a patient’s body a blueprint for fighting off a virus before an infection happens. A weakened form of the virus is injected and, once the body’s immune system destroys it, it remembers how to fight and the antibodies it needs if the virus shows up again. This new treatment cuts out the middleman, so to speak, by injecting virus-fighting antibodies directly into a person’s bloodstream,” the article states.