A new report raises hope that the blood of recovered patients can help treat severe coronavirus cases

Chinese researchers reported encouraging — yet early — results of a potential COVID-19 treatment. Five critically ill coronavirus patients got better after receiving an experimental treatment that’s made from the blood of people who’ve recovered from the virus. The early results were published Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a leading medical journal. The

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Italian Researchers Identify New SARS-CoV-2 Gene Low Number Variants That Provide Clues to Coronavirus’s Epidemiology

Two teams of infectious disease researchers in Italy say they have further analyzed the SARS-CoV-2 genome from samples acquired locally to generate early data that reveal a level of genetic variability suggesting the rapidly spreading virus’s genome is stable. The findings, developed using a new next-generation sequencing (NGS) research assay from Thermo Fisher Scientific, increase

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Can convalescent plasma help saving severe Covid-19 patients life ?

Wuhan researchers have published a non peer-reviewed anedoctical clinical paper on a pilot study using convalescent plasma in 10 critical Covid-19 patients In this study, ten severe patients confirmed by real-time viral RNA test were enrolled prospectively. One dose of 200 mL convalescent plasma (CP) derived from recently recovered donors with the neutralizing antibody titers

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FDA to allow plasma from Covid-19 survivors to be used to treat critically ill patients

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow plasma donations from survivors of the novel coronavirus to treat coronavirus patients in the absence of an approved vaccine. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced yesterday that the state health department would begin the treatment, known as convalescent plasma, for the sickest coronavirus patients, echoing an approach

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Combined social distancing measures prove effective in reducing spread of COVID-19

New world-leading research by The University of Western Australia has confirmed that social distancing measures such as working from home, self-isolation, and community contact reduction are highly effective in reducing the number of cases of COVID-19. Researchers used computer modelling to evaluate a range of social distancing measures to determine for the first time which

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