Germany To Start Giving COVID-19 Patients Antibody Drug Given To Trump - Health Minister
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 24th January, 2021) Germany will become the first EU country to use antibody cocktails to treat COVID-19 patients likely similar to the one used to treat former US President Donald Trump, German Health Minister Jens Spahn said in an interview published Sunday.
"Starting next week, the monoclonal antibodies will be used in Germany as the first country in the EU. Initially in university clinics," Spahn said in an interview with Bild am Sonntag.
According to the minister, the treatment acts as a supplement to the immune system in recognizing and attacking the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, thereby helping patients avoid becoming severely ill.