Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trump-touted COVID-19 antibody treatments: what we know

Two US companies have applied for emergency approval for their lab-produced antibodies against COVID-19—and President Donald Trump has signaled his strong backing based on the fact he was treated with one of them.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Small study supports donor plasma therapy for severe COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Using the donated blood plasma of COVID-19 survivors to treat patients in the throes of severe coronavirus illness has met with some controversy. But a small new study suggests it could have real merit.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Convalescent plasma is latest COVID-19 therapy

Richard Beckerson will never know whether it was convalescent plasma that made the lifesaving difference—or whether it was the antiviral drug remdesivir or a combination of both.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Egypt tries plasma treatment to fight pandemic

Mohamed Fathi, an Egyptian man who has recovered from COVID-19, winced as he watched tubes running down his arm to donate blood plasma, but insisted: "if I can help just one person, that's a very good thing".

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Convalescent plasma: What you need to know

The United States has issued an emergency authorization to use blood plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients as a treatment against the disease.

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