Coronavirus vaccine: Could blood plasma be the key to treating COVID-19 before a vaccine?

Coronavirus vaccine: Could blood plasma be the key to treating COVID-19 before a vaccine?

According to Doctor Jonas Nilsen, co-founder of travel clinic Practio, the treatment has previously seen success in SARS and MERS patients.

Both diseases belong to the coronavirus family, suggesting convalescent plasma could also treat COVID-19.

Dr Nilsen said the process is safe, and since it has continued for some time any side effects are well understood.

He said: Since this kind of treatment is over 100 years old and has been used in the treatment of diphtheria, Spanish flu, measles etc. we are to some degree familiar with potential side effects.

Published at Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:24:00 +0000