Relief for coronavirus patients? Chinese daily claims Covid-19 can be cured with plasma from recovered patients
An expert from China said that a therapy for the novel coronavirus that involves the plasma of recovered patients has started to show effects.
Coronavirus outbreak has killed nearly 1,500 people in China as it spreads its grip on other countries in the world.
However, a new development may come as a ray of hope for the world to fight against the global menace of the coronavirus. A newspaper in China called China Daily wrote about possibly the 'most effective cure'.
Plasma of recovered patients was found to be effective in treating coronavirus, China Daily wrote.
A therapy for the novel coronavirus that involves the plasma of recovered patients has started to show effects, according to Zhang Dingyu, president of Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, Chinda Daily said.
The report explained that the plasma, obtained from recovered patients, contains big volumes of antibodies for the deadly pathogen.
Zhang Dingyu also requested the recovered patients to donate blood to the people who have contracted the coronavirus. From that blood, the plazma will be used to create antibodies to fight the deadly pathogens invading the victim's body.
The report said that over 10 severe coronavirus patients have received the plasma therapy at a hospital in Wuhan since February 8. Within 12 to 24 hours of the therapy, patients have seen a decline in indicators of inflammation and a hike in lymphocytes, among other favorable outcomes.