Doctor Showcased On Netflix's "Pandemic", Says He's Found An Effective Treatment For Covid-19 [Video]
New Zealand Radio interviewed Distributed Bio co-founder and CEO Dr. Jacob Glanville. He says his team of scientists have developed a cure and viable treatment for Covid-19. We've seen so many doctors making this claim, but this treatment is based past treatments for SARS, the virus Covid-19 reportedly mutated from.
“I’m happy to report that my team has successfully taken five antibodies that back in 2002 were determined to bind and neutralise, block and stop the SARS virus,” Dr Glanville said. “We’ve evolved them in our laboratory, so now they very vigorously block and stop the SARS-CoV-2 [Covid-19] virus as well. This makes them suitable medicines that one could use once they’ve gone through human testing to treat the virus.”
Glanville was showcased in a Documentary on Netflix where he explores the origin and nature of versus. The show, named "Pandemic" experts works to gather details on viruses to prevent them from ever beginning.
“The new virus is a cousin of the old SARS. So what we’ve done is we’ve created hundreds of millions of versions of those antibodies, we’ve mutated them a bit, and in that pool of mutated versions, we found versions that cross them over,” Glanville continued. “So now we know they bind on the same spot as the new virus, Covid-19. It binds the spot that the virus uses to gain entry into your cells. It blocks that.”
“At this point we know it binds the same spot extremely tightly with high affinity,” Glanville added. “The next step is we send the antibodies to the military, and they will directly put those on the virus and show that it blocks its ability to infect cells.”
Glanville says that the military is handling the SARS and Covid-19 antibodies. So it should receive a military approval rating if it continues to prove effective.
There is a downside to this blast of good news. Glanville says that the treatment will still take months. Speaking bluntly he explains that we may not see the treatment out in public use until September.
“The next step, the big-time consuming part, is the GMP manufacturer,” Glanville said. “Traditionally, that takes nine to 12 months – obviously, we can’t wait that long. So we’ve worked with two different partners to try to accelerate that to take a few months, but that does take time, and there’s really no way around.”
“Assuming that we’re able to complete our study, at the end of summer… and it looks good, then we would use something called compassionate use,” Glanville continued. “This was used in the Ebola crisis, and it’s been used in other cases where if you have something that’s effective, and there’s no other good medicine, you can begin releasing it to the world for use prior to going through all the approval [processes].”
“That could be as early as September. Unfortunately, that’s also as far away as September,” Glanville concluded. “So, that’s as fast as we can conceive of having this medicine widely available.”
The President announced Wednesday that numbers are about to peak. What this means is that it's important to avoid unnecessary travel and remain inside if at all possible. We want to try and prevent those numbers from reaching their projected rate which is up to 200,000 deaths.
This does not mean panic. Doctors and analysts are certain that after this 'peak' we should start to see a decline in cases. They urge anyone who can participate to please do so and those unable to- to practice distancing and good hygiene measures.