A Coronavirus Vaccine Is Still Months Away, But an Antibody Treatment Could Be Closer

June 26, 2020

(CNN) – Vaccines have gotten all the attention in the race to fight Covid-19, but there is a major push in the United States to develop antibody therapies to treat coronavirus. There’s so much of a push that some scientists think these treatments may be available this year, even before a vaccine. Antibodies are the proteins the body makes to fight infection. Since the Victorian era, scientists have harnessed this natural protection for treatments.