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I’m a Lung Doctor Testing the Blood Plasma from COVID-19 Survivors as a Treatment for the Sick—A Century-Old Idea That Could Be a Fast Track to Treatment  

Author:  Jeffrey M. Sturek.

Source: Volume 22, Number 01, Winter 2020 , pp.5-5(1)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Convalescent plasma has been tried in recent epidemics such as SARS, MERS and Ebola. In each case, there has been at least some evidence that the treatment is safe and may be effective. These outbreaks have been relatively limited in scope, preventing the kinds of numbers necessary in clinical trials to demonstrate that a treatment works. The COVID-19 pandemic, as devastating as it has been, provides a unique opportunity to study whether convalescent plasma is effective.

Keywords: Convalescent Plasma

Affiliations:  1: University of Virginia.

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