Good news on Covid 19; New Equine Treatment Developed by UCR Scientists
A new treatment developed by University
of Costa Rica (UCR) scientists has passed another hurdle on the road to approval
for treatment of Covid-19 patients. The UCR results were recently analyzed by
George Mason University and it was determined that the treatment inhibits the spread
of and neutralizes the virus.
This new treatment was developed in horses
and involves injecting the animals with coronavirus proteins after which their immune systems create antibodies to fight these proteins. The antibodies weaken the virus, not allowing it to infect other cells and replicate. Antibody rich blood is extracted from
the horses and then separated to be used to fight the virus.
Clinical trials will soon start between
CCSS and UCR to determine whether this new treatment will slow the virus in human
beings, lowering mortality, hospitalizations and debilitating effects of the virus.