Manufactured Antibodies May Be Next Big COVID-19 Treatment : US News : Latin Post – Latin news, immigration, politics, culture – (quick, easy and effective testing for Covid-19 is key!)

While their animal study has not yet been peer-reviewed, it did show that the mix of two antibodies was able to “almost completely block the establishment of virus infection.”

In a second study where they had animals with higher levels of the virus, their drug was also able to have lower infection rates.

The CNBC also reported that Eli Lilly has started to have the last stages and trials for its drug. They are looking forward to testing it in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes. Eli Lilly is using mobile research labs to make the study possible.

Monoclonal antibodies are being used in both the Regeneron and Eli Lilly drug trials.

Mark Brunswick of Sorrento Therapeutics said this kind of treatment is “basically instant immunity” against a virus. The company is also looking forward to human trials on its single treatment by next month.

With the belief of many in antibodies, Florian Krammer, microbiology professor at Icahn School of Medicine, stressed that antibodies have a chance of working well if given early. But it may not still be the case if given later on.

 

Source: Manufactured Antibodies May Be Next Big COVID-19 Treatment : US News : Latin Post – Latin news, immigration, politics, culture

Five who attended same sheriffs meeting as Ron DeSantis test positive for coronavirus – (Leaders who think they are exempt and karma)

Five people who attended a Florida Sheriffs Association meeting last week have tested positive for COVID-19, and top state elected officials who appeared at the meeting have received a warning about their potential exposure to the virus.

The July 27 meeting at a Bonita Springs hotel brought together 60 people from across the state, including Gov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody, Corrections Secretary Mark Inch, incoming House Speaker Chris Sprowls and sheriffs from various parts of Florida.

 

Source: Five who attended same sheriffs meeting as Ron DeSantis test positive for coronavirus

Trump authorizes reduced (-25%) funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 | TheHill (Bunker Boy reduces support for testing)

Instead, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will fund 75 percent of the National Guard’s activities related to “preventing, mitigating, and responding to the threat to public health and safety posed by the virus.”

States have been using the National Guard to help operate testing sites and distribute food and medical supplies.

 

Source: Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 | TheHill

Three Police Officers Convicted in Murder of Trans Woman Denied Asylum in the U.S. (more blood on #45’s hands)

Díaz Córdova tried repeatedly to flee to the U.S. to escape the violence she faced in El Salvador due to her gender identity, including from organized crime rings. She reached the U.S. in August of 2017, but was detained by ICE and deported just a few months later. Díaz Córdova returned to El Salvador, and was killed slightly over a year after her deportation. Reports say that she was beaten by officers in a patrol car and left on the side of the road. She was eventually found and brought to a hospital, where she died from her injuries.

Source: Three Police Officers Convicted in Murder of Trans Woman Denied Asylum in the U.S.

Health workers, especially minorities, at high risk for COVID, even with PPE | CIDRAP

At the peak of the pandemic in the United States and the United Kingdom, frontline healthcare workers (HCWs) who had adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) were still at more than three times the risk of COVID-19 infection than the general public—even after accounting for differences in testing frequency, according to a study published late last week in The Lancet Public Health.

Source: Health workers, especially minorities, at high risk for COVID, even with PPE | CIDRAP

Rescue of Troubled Trucking Company With White House Ties Draws Scrutiny – The New York Times Welcome to the new swamp dweller

Senator Jerry Moran, Republican of Kansas, asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for help. A struggling trucking company in his state was on the brink of collapse and needed government support.

Eager to assist, Mr. Mnuchin assured the senator that “we will look at that specific company and see what we can do and get back to you.”

That company, YRC Worldwide, had lost more than $100 million in 2019 and was being sued by the Justice Department over claims it defrauded the federal government for a seven-year period. But six weeks after the hearing, YRC received a bailout from the Treasury Department — a $700 million loan in exchange for a 30 percent stake in the business. The company’s stock price soared 74 percent, though it has come down since.