COVID-19 – Can the COVID-cured cure others? (dated 12 June 2020)
It is a simple if not simplistic scenario: A patient with COVID-19 recovers to full health. The virus has evoked an immune response. A blood donation from the cured patient provides the plasma in which the antibodies are present. The plasma is treated to remove any unwanted contaminants (remember the HIV and Hepatitis infections from transfusions?). The plasma is then diluted and transferred to a seriously-ill COVID-19 patient. Based on the assumption that the antibodies not only were a response to COVID-19 but were also the reason the cured person survived, the hope and expectation are that the cured person’s donation will provide a cure.
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