The drugmaker’s experimental antibody treatment is similar to the one President Trump received from Regeneron.
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The president raised the drug’s company’s profile by calling its drug a miraculous cure — but also sowed suspicion about whether the treatment really works.
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Virginia Hughes“I don’t see how it is going to end up being good for a pharma company,” said Ronny Gal, a pharmaceutical analyst for the Wall Street firm Bernstein. “Once you become a political opinion, that’s not great.”
Scientists around the world have captured detailed images of the coronavirus.
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The company said that doses of the unproven treatment would be available for 50,000 patients. It’s impossible to know whether it helped the president.
Virginia HughesThe news of Regeneron’s application on the same day that Mr. Trump effusively praised the unproven drug is likely to intensify fears that the president is pressuring federal health agencies to make decisions aimed at benefiting him politically.
Stephen Miller joined the growing list on Tuesday of close Trump aides who tested positive for the virus. Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris will debate Wednesday evening.
Virginia HughesHala Mirza, a spokeswoman for Regeneron, said most of the standard tests for so-called IgG antibodies would not distinguish between ones that the body produced on its own and the ones that were made by Regeneron.
The guidelines make it highly unlikely that a coronavirus vaccine will be given emergency authorization by Election Day.
Virginia HughesOn Tuesday evening, President Trump showed his displeasure at the action of his own White House, and charged that the new guidelines were a conspiracy against his reelection prospects.