“Dr. George Rutherford, a UCSF infectious disease specialist, said neutralizing antibodies attack the virus’ crown-like spikes, which are the genesis of the name ‘corona,’ preventing them from poking into and hijacking human cells. This particular antibody prevents ‘the key from going into the lock.'” The SF Chronicle on the progress being made in the relentless pursuit of a vaccine, and a reminder of how far we have to go. Rare, super coronavirus antibodies likely to yield vaccine, say Stanford, UCSF experts.