Some scientists in the United States have claimed to be in possession of a Coronavirus (COVID-19) cure “that works 100 percent”.
The scientists with Sorrento Therapeutics, a California based biotechnology company, said they discovered an antibody capable of completely destroying COVID-19 in human bodies.
If their discovery should scale through human clinical trials, the scientists may be on the verge of creating the first COVID-19 drug.
In a statement they issued to announce their discovery, the U.S. scientists said a drug for the specific treatment of COVID-19 could be produced using the antibody they discovered.
As reported by Daily Mail UK, Sorrento Therapeutics has already applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the go-ahead to begin mass production of the antibody.
The company said it could produce up to 200,000 doses of the antibody within a month.
“We want to emphasize there is a cure,” the company’s CEO, Dr Henry Ji, reportedly told Fox, adding that, “There is a solution that works 100 percent. If we have the neutralizing antibody in your body, you don’t need the social distancing. You can open up a society without fear.”
Dr Ji said their lab experiments of the antibody acts like a “protective shield” that could intercept COVID-19 and get rid of it from the human system.
“When the antibody prevents a virus from entering a human cell, the virus cannot survive.
“If they cannot get into the cell, they cannot replicate. So it means that if we prevent the virus from getting the cell, the virus eventually dies out. The body clears out that virus,” he said.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are currently no specific vaccines or medications for the treatment of COVID-19.
Most people who have recovered from the dreaded virus across the world are believed to have been treated using combinations of antimalarial drugs.