Secret weapon against coronavirus: Alpacas?

Tiny antibodies found in alpacas could help suppress a second wave of coronavirus and allow countries to safely lift lockdown, researchers have claimed.

Scientists in Sweden and South Africa have used ‘nanobodies’ from an animal immunised against the virus to prevent it from binding or infecting a human being.

The small antibody targets the spikes of the virus which in turn interferes with its ability to infect its host.

The nanobodies are also a lot easier to clone and change, according to the scientists.