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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hoping to stem the toll of the state's surging coronavirus outbreak, New York health officials plan to begin collecting plasma from people who have recovered and injecting the antibody-rich fluid into patients still fighting the virus.

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Passive immunization. It's a known treatment and was used in two modes during the Ebola outbreak.

A. Treatment of an infected doctor with a combo of antibodies made in vitro (tobacco plant) that were developed in mice (IIRC); was called ZMapp.

B. When it worked, the doctor donated his plasma for transfer to patients who were brought back to the US after being infected abroad; was now a combo of the infused antibodies and his own antibodies made during the infection

Both worked.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2020-03-24 12:27 PM | Reply

Dr. Dena Grayson @DrDenaGrayson

@IcahnMountSinai researchers have developed an #antibody test to identify people who recovered from #COVID19.

Recovered/immune patients can:

Right-pointing triangleDonate #coronavirus antibody-rich plasma to treat ill patients
Right-pointing triangleTake on front-line jobs during the #pandemic

New blood tests for antibodies could show true scale of coronavirus pandemic
www.sciencemag.org

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-03-24 02:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Do you want zombies?
Because this is how you get zombies.
/s

#3 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-24 02:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Do not inject plasma on your own, this should be left up to a doctor.

By the way, anyone know a good TV repairman?

#4 | Posted by sawdust at 2020-03-24 08:38 PM | Reply

One of our exiled members told about his country doing this a month ago. When he mentioned it, I had been waiting for a while to see if it was being used somewhere but did not know the name to look it up. This treatment is going to be greatly effective. They need to make maximum efforts toward tests identifying whose antibodies are best. I would hope a large percentage of survivors try to contribute.

#5 | Posted by grumpy_too at 2020-03-24 09:01 PM | Reply

"I vant to taste test your blood!"

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-24 09:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"They need to make maximum efforts toward tests identifying whose antibodies are best."

Just don't let Trump say it, or people will go out and inject ant bodies into their veins.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-24 09:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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