October 1, 2020 at 7:00 am

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There is some encouraging news about potential treatments for COVID-19.

In his latest Max Minute report, CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported Wednesday that companies are announcing that manufactured antibodies may treat or even prevent coronavirus infections.

Antibodies in the plasma of recovered patients, so-called “convalescent plasma,” have been used to treat COVID-19 with varying degrees of success. There are just too many variables in that plasma. Plus, there’s not enough of it around. That’s why companies have been working to test and manufacture abundant amounts of specific anti-coronavirus antibodies.