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AstraZeneca drug cocktail succeeds in late-stage study to treat COVID-19 By Reuters



(Reuters). -AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 anti-bodies was found to be effective in reducing the death rate in patients who are not hospitalized in a study that concluded on Monday.

The trial’s main objective was met when AZD7442 reduced 50% the chance of severe COVID-19 death in patients who were symptomatic for less than seven days.

“An early intervention with our antibody can give a significant reduction in progression to severe disease, with continued protection for more than six months,” said Mene Pangalos, executive vice president, biopharmaceuticals R&D at AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:).

It stated that the company would discuss these data with healthcare authorities without further explanation.

AstraZeneca has also developed the drug cocktail to treat people who are not immune to COVID-19 vaccinations. The drug was approved by U.S regulators last week for use as prevention drugs.

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