BREAKING: President Trump announced he’s making Regeneron available for free at NO cost to all COVID-19 patients
President Trump just announced in a Twitter video that he’s making Regeneron available for free at NO cost to all COVID-19 patients. Regeneron’s antibody cocktail, the same treatment drug prescribed for President Trump after he was tested positive for COVID-19, will now be made available to all COVID-19 patients at no cost.
The cocktail REGN-COV2 antibody cocktail drug is shown to have reduced viral levels and improved symptoms in non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to results released by the biotechnology company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
Below is a video of the President’s message.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT! pic.twitter.com/uhLIcknAjT
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2020
In a press statement, the company said the first data from a descriptive analysis of a seamless Phase 1/2/3 trial of its investigational antibody cocktail REGN-COV2 shows it reduced viral load and the time to alleviate symptoms in non-hospitalized patients with COVID-19. REGN-COV2 also showed positive trends in reducing medical visits. The ongoing, randomized, double-blind trial measures the effect of adding REGN-COV2 to usual standard-of-care, compared to adding placebo to standard-of-care.
The greatest improvements were seen in patients who hadn’t already mounted a natural response to the infection, the company said.
“What I think is fascinating is that it shows that antibodies really matter and the antibody to the spike protein was really helpful, particularly when people made the antibodies themselves,” said Marrazzo. “Whether it’s antibody therapy or vaccine that target these proteins, it sounds like we are on the right track. I think that’s really encouraging.”