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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) reported a single dose of its antibody cocktail reduced the risk of contracting Covid-19 by 81.6% in the two to eight months following administration in a late-stage trial, Reuters writes. The results showed the antibody therapy, REGEN-COV, may provide long-lasting immunity from Covid-19 infection, according to Myron Cohen, who leads monoclonal antibody efforts for the U.S. National Institutes of Health-sponsored COVID Prevention Network. Such immunity is important for immunocompromised people and those not responding to vaccines. The therapy had previously shown an 81.4% reduction risk during the first month after administration.

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