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Old 04-01-2020, 04:39 AM
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Default 'Pandemic' scientist says his team has discovered potential cure for COVID-19...

Interesting and hopeful:

Dr. Jacob Glanville's team took antibodies used to neutralize SARS and used technology in their lab to adapt them to recognize COVID-19.
Author: Kelly Hessedal (kfmb)
Published: 9:12 PM EDT March 30, 2020
Updated: 6:09 PM EDT March 31, 2020
CALIFORNIA, USA — A California scientist and his team say they have found a potential cure for COVID-19.

News 8 introduced you to Dr. Jacob Glanville of Distributed Bio a couple of weeks ago. He's one of the doctors featured in the Netflix show "Pandemic." His team in the Bay Area has been working around the clock trying to come up with a drug to treat COVID-19. Monday he announced he believes they've found one.

"We are happy to announce we have completed the engineering and we have some very potent antibodies that can be effective against the virus," said Dr. Glanville.

Below is News 8 reporter Kelly Hessedal's extended interview with Dr. Glanville and the answers he gave on the potential cure:


How did you come up with this potential cure?

We took a series of five antibodies from around 2002 that were able to neutralize SARS. We were able to use technology in our laboratories to evolve those antibodies against SARS to adapt them to recognize COVID-19.

We tried with five different antibodies because we weren’t sure which one would work the best. All five worked so we have a pretty powerful tool chest available to us right now to produce a final therapeutic.

Would the drug be a shot? Or a pill?

We think we will be able to deliver it as a shot. We’ve been deliberately trying to engineer extremely potent antibodies because if they’re potent you need less material and then you could give it as an injection.

Will you be doing the trials on sick patients in the United States?

This is a conversation we’re having with the United States government on exactly where the study is being done. We're also talking to the European Commission.

We want to make sure when we’re ready to release this we’re ready to release it to the entire world.

What is the next step?

We are sending [the antibodies] to the military for confirmation testing and to Charles River Laboratories for safety and tox characterization. We’ve partnered with two different companies that will help us scale up large batches of the antibody for production. We're in discussions to start humane phase one/two trials that would happen at the end of the summer.

Pending good results - [if] we see the drug is safe and helpful means we could start releasing it for compassionate use in September.

How excited were you when you guys realized all this hard work you put in may have really paid off?

I have a remarkable team. It blows me away the endless amount of time they were able to invest in this.

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Old 04-01-2020, 04:50 AM
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:11 AM
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There are going to be lots of articles and updates like this over the coming months. Let's keep those in the places we look for updates on the pandemic and keep this page for disc golf please.

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While skeptical of the inevitable onslaught of these type articles, the premise is certainly viable. We currently have an actual antibody available in the form of the body's response to the actual virus. Isolating it, in recovered patients and harvesting it for injection into sick patients is called "convalescent " serum or therapy. It is a treatment used for many years on many virus with varying success. They are currently trying to do this with also some degree of success. There are issues, effectiveness in treating the current illness, the ability of the treatment to provide protection against further infections, the response of the bodies natural antibody response are just a couple of the questions. Here is an article that provides for some basic info on the concept. I quickly grabbed the article. I cannot verify it's veracity, other than providing for a definition and explanation of the therapy.

https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/sc...le30830585.ece

It is very easy to grab on to hope in this pandemic, I urge everyone to exercise patience and caution. Don't let anything deter you from staying the F&%# at home.

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Seems like all this stuff should be in the "current events" forum now. Unless of course, you want to talk about how fast, or stable, or understable the new cure will be. In that case it should go in the "equipment" forum.

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Water Cooler has a Politics forum with a thread for the outbreak. Just be prepared, lots of keyboard warriors in there.
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Seems like all this stuff should be in the "current events" forum now. Unless of course, you want to talk about how fast, or stable, or understable the new cure will be. In that case it should go in the "equipment" forum.
Although, I am kind of over Brodie Smith and disc golf isolate VLOGS. Like 2 months ago.

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Water Cooler has a Politics forum with a thread for the outbreak. Just be prepared, lots of keyboard warriors in there.
What??? When I want the most accurate, in-depth coverage of Covid-19, I always go to DGCR first. You're saying that's wrong?

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Old 04-01-2020, 03:44 PM
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Any word on Ricky’s herbalist on how close he is to curing covid-19?

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TLDR. Is the scientist guy a dger?
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