Scale the production of antibody-based drugs for Covid-19 to save lives and our economy

Scale the production of antibody-based drugs for Covid-19 to save lives and our economy

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Whereby:

  • SARS-CoV-2 infections are exacting a devastating mortality of elderly persons and others with pre-existing health conditions, and have led to widespread quarantining, suspension of social and business activities at enormous economic cost that is not sustainable.
  • We are now engaged in a national dialogue about the need to re-open the economy, versus the stark realities that COVID-19 and its kin are likely here to stay.  The risk of new outbreaks and deaths will be directly related to easing of restrictions under current circumstances.
  • Thanks to unprecedented global collaboration of both government and private industry, vaccines and therapies are on their way. But these will take time to prove safety and efficacy, and scale for widespread use. 
  • Time is our enemy:  each day and week that passes costs us more deaths, illnesses and long term economic damage.   But this does not have to be the case.

However:

  1. A proven strategy is available to apply a powerful new tool to beat COVID-19 which can be deployed and scaled rapidly:   immunoprevention with hyper-immune globulin, monoclonal antibodies and other antibody-based drugs.
  2. This strategy requires no medical breakthroughs, and leverages existing technology and proven methodologies, and can achieve all critical objectives:
    • Save lives and reduce severity of disease from infections;
    • Protect healthcare and other front line workers;
    • Provide a safety net for the resumption of economic activity protection for people whose work requires travel and social proximity; and
    • quickly contain local outbreaks.

Now Therefore:

  1. We urge that state and national leaders put urgent focus, resources and attention into completing Phase 3 trials quickly and massively scaling production of antibody based drugs to prevent COVID-19 deaths, stop the epidemic and restore our economic and cultural vitality.
  2. We pledge our personal support as citizens to both these trials and the use of antibody based drugs for the protection of ourselves and our fellow citizens as soon as they are available.

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