If this entire virus situation has taught us anything, it's that people should keep a skeptical mind when media outlets report about anything particularly positive or negative. That being said, people should also try and keep a positive attitude when it comes to possible outcomes that could resolve the world China has put us in.
According to Fox News, a pharmaceutical company in California is claiming that have a possible cure to COVID-19.
The San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics say that an antibody they've discovered has had could provide "100% inhibition" of COVID-19.
Founder and CEO of Sorrento Therapeutics Dr. Henry Ji told Fox News that there is a "cure...that works 100 percent."
"We want to emphasize there is a cure. There is a solution that works 100 percent," Ji said. "If we have the neutralizing antibody in your body, you don't need the social distancing. You can open up a society without fear."
Fox News reported:
Through their studies, Sorrento screened and tested billions of antibodies they have collected over the past decade. They say this made it possible to identify hundreds of potential antibody candidates that could successfully bind themselves to the spike proteins of the coronavirus. They found that a dozen of these antibodies demonstrated the ability to block the spike proteins from attaching itself to the human enzyme ACE2, which is the receptor a virus normally uses to enter human cells.
Through further testing, the researchers at Sorrento found that there was one particular antibody that showed to be 100 percent effective in blocking COVID-19 from infecting health cells — STI-1499.
For all the talk of a vaccine being the way to go, and the fear mongering the media and politicians are pushing on those that are skeptical of a mandatory COVID vaccine, Ji brings up a very interesting point concerning the need for everyone to be vaccinated.
"The point of making a vaccine is to generalize a neutralizing antibody," Ji said. "So, if you already have one, you don't need to the body to generate one from a vaccine. You've already provided it. You're cutting out the middleman."
It will be fascinating to see what medical and medicinal innovations come to light during this time. One can only hope that the government doesn't completely stick their noses in it. That would only make people more weary to trust what could be a cure.
For a look inside Sorrento Therapeutics, here's local coverage of their work from April:
H/T: The Blaze