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originally posted by: SacredLore
Time for good news:
People who have developed SARS-CoV-2 antibodies can donate their serum to heal others!
China has already shipped 90 tons of plasma to Italy.
You're making sure that there are antibodies in there and that they would be effective?
Exactly. Exactly — that we have a potent unit. We think that one person can treat two people.
Article at "Global Health Now" by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:
COVID-19’s Stop-Gap Solution Until Vaccines and Antivirals Are Ready
March 19, 2020, by Brian W. Simpson, editor-in-chief of GHN and editor of the award-winning Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
This means that the disease itself holds the key. The more it spreads, the more of the remedy becomes available.
Even more important than diagnosing the virus in sick people is to test for antibodies in people who may have had COVID-19. The test for antibodies is much cheaper and more reliable than the test for the virus itself.
The rate of people with slight or even no symptoms is far higher than those who have to go to the ICU. Donating blood is a well established practice.
Could this be the solution?
originally posted by: toolgal462
Italy's second mistake would be using the plasma sent from CCP. IMHO
originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: rickymouse
There is precedent...I read a study in re: cannabinoids. Where chickens fed a diet rich in cannabinoids passed a 1/4 gram of de carbed cannabinoids once cooked.
originally posted by: iwanttobelieve70
a reply to: putnam6
Take the plasma from as many as you can find and give it to as many as you can. Now.