x

Sciences

Monoclonal Antibodies Expected to Arrive in Greece on Tuesday

November 9, 2021

ATHENS – Greece is on Tuesday expected to receive 2,000 doses of monoclonal antibodies, which will be delivered to the Pharmaceutical Research and Technology Institute. Greece is participating in an EU programme for the supply of the specific treatment.

The monoclonal antibodies will be offered to patients at public hospitals on the basis of specific medical criteria, which the infectious diseases committee is currently examining. The specific medication can’t be used for all patients with COVID-19. The intravenous treatment must be administered in hospitals under medical supervision. The aim of the specific therapy is to prevent the disease from becoming more acute.

Monoclonal antibodies are proteins made in a lab that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight the coronavirus.

Procedures are underway to also procure the anti-viral pills developed by Merck.

However, scientists warned that the existence of good and effective treatments does not eliminate the need for vaccination.

RELATED

ATHENS - "When I think about the Mediterranean, I think about a region with vast potential and opportunities, but also challenges that should be commonly addressed," Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Monday on the occasion of the Day of the Mediterranean.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

NYPD Οfficers, Βystander Save Man who Fell on Subway Tracks (Video)

NEW YORK — Two New York City police officers and a bystander raced to save a man who fell on the tracks at a Manhattan subway station, plucking him out of the way of an oncoming train in a daring rescue captured by an officer's body camera.

ATHENS - "When I think about the Mediterranean, I think about a region with vast potential and opportunities, but also challenges that should be commonly addressed," Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Monday on the occasion of the Day of the Mediterranean.

ATHENS - Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias has travelled to Riyadh, where he will participate in the 22nd World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women's prison known as the "rape club" goes on trial Monday, accused of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.