ISRAEL - COVID-19 Antibody Breakthrough

Arno Froese

The Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) has completed a groundbreaking scientific development, identifying an antibody that neutralizes the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, according to a statement by the Defense Ministry.

“I am proud of the Biological Institute staff, who have made a major breakthrough,” said Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday after visiting the Ness Ziona-based lab. “Jewish creativity and ingenuity brought about this amazing achievement.”

IIBR is now working to patent its antibody and secure a contract for its commercial development. All legal procedures will be coordinated with the Defense Ministry.

IIBR is not the only Israeli research team that has shared progress on efforts to develop a vaccine or treatment for the novel virus. MigVax, an affiliate of the MIGAL Galilee Research Institute, recently reported that it is close to completing the first phase of development of a coronavirus vaccine. 

-www.jpost.com, 5 May 2020

Arno's commentary

How successful this antibody will be is yet to be seen. But during the last few decades, we have witnessed the fulfillment of Defense Minister Bennett’s statement: “The Jewish creativity and ingenuity brought about this amazing achievement.” 

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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