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Bold hopes for virus antibody tests still unfulfilled


September 8, 2020

David Morrison – Eli Lilly via AP

Researchers prepared cells to produce possible COVID-19 antibodies for testing in a laboratory in Indianapolis in May.

WASHINGTON - At the height of the coronavirus lockdown, President Donald Trump and his top health advisers trumpeted a new test that would help Americans reclaim their lives - one that would tell them if they already had the virus and were protected from getting it again.

Their arrival would help "get Americans back to work" by showing those who might have "the wonderful, beautiful immunity," said Trump, a point repeated at the daily briefings last April.

Months later, the U.S. is awash in the tests but the bold predictions about their usefulness have yet to materialize.


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