Antibody cocktail means happy days for treating mild Covid

AstraZeneca drug halves the risk of developing severe illness or death, tests reveal

11 October 2021 - 19:33 By Suzi Ring

AstraZeneca’s antibody cocktail was effective at preventing people with mild or moderate Covid-19 infection from worsening in a study that bolsters the drugmaker’s ambitions for the product.

The cocktail halved the risk of developing severe illness or death compared with a placebo in 822 participants who had been symptomatic for a week or less and weren’t hospitalised, Astra said in a statement on Monday. ..

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