A few days before the lockdown started, a group of Dutch scientists announced that they had found antibodies against the coronavirus. Now they argue that there may be a drug against Covid-19 on the market within six months.
It can also be used preventively, says professor of cell biology Frank Grosveld of Erasmus University. Sunday evening Grosveld said on NPO Radio1: “The medicine will be there in five, six months.” An American pharmaceutical company is going to develop the drug. “This antibody responds to SARS1, it also works for the current coronavirus, which is also known as SARS2. If there is a SARS3, there is a good chance that it will respond well to that. ”
The professor thinks the drug can become very important. “You can use it as a medicine, if you are already infected and as a preventative for high-risk groups.”