Sunday January 24th 2021
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Germany buys new corona drug
The federal government has bought a new antibody-based corona drug for Germany. “From next week, the monoclonal antibodies will be used in Germany as the first country in the EU. Initially in university clinics,” said Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn of “Bild am Sonntag”. “
The federal government bought 200,000 cans for 400 million euros.”
The administration of these antibodies can help high-risk patients in the early phase that a severe course is prevented,” said Spahn.
The active ingredient of REGN-COV2 is a combination of two specially developed antibodies that bind to the so-called spike protein of the coronavirus and can thus deform its structure. This is to prevent the coronavirus from attacking human cells. According to Regeneron, the combination of two different antibodies should prevent the Sars-CoV-2 virus from mutating.
Spahn against special rights for vaccinated people
In an interview with “Bild am Sonntag”, Spahn also warned against blaming when coming to terms with the pandemic. “We should be careful that 2021 is not the year of blame,” he told the newspaper. “Talking about mistakes and omissions is important. But without it becoming relentless. Without it being just a matter of blaming others.”
Politicians and citizens are jointly responsible for the high infection rates and deaths in the second wave of the pandemic. “We all had the deceptive feeling that we had the virus under control. We suspected the force with which Corona could return, but the vast majority did not want to admit it,” said Spahn.
A lifting of restrictions for vaccinated people refused: “We stood through this pandemic for a year in solidarity. Now we can all stick to the rules for the months until everyone can be vaccinated.” This issue is about solidarity, said the minister.