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Examine the scope of monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of Covid-19 patients in India. Also, write about its potential in treating other diseases apart from Covid-19.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.

6. Examine the scope of monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of Covid-19 patients in India. Also, write about its potential in treating other diseases apart from Covid-19. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

In an observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that a monoclonal antibody treatment that have emergency use authorisation from the US Food and Drug Administration — keep high-risk patients out of the hospital when infected with mild to moderate Covid-19.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the scope MCA and potential in treating covid-19 and other diseases.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by giving definition of the monoclonal antibodies.

Body:

First, write about how the monoclonal antibody therapy works.

Mention how monoclonal cells can be used in fight against covid such as reducing covid-19 related emergency department visits and hospitalizations when given early to high-risk patients. Comment on its efficacy.

Mention the use of such cells in treatment of other ailments such as cancer, Ebola &HIV.

Conclusion:

Write about the need to enhance research and development of monoclonal antibodies in India.