- A study showed that harvesting an antibody from recovered coronavirus patients can greatly benefit patients
- Patients who participated in the study showed a faster recovery rate
- One notable participant in the study was taken off from a ventilator two days after he received infusion of convalescent plasma
- Out of the 10 patients that were tested, three were discharged from the hospital and the condition of the other seven was "much improved"
Scientists may have found a promising way to combat the coronavirus pandemic through the infusion of convalescent plasma, one containing immune antibodies drawn from individuals who have already recovered from coronavirus.
As per Yahoo PH's report, the pilot study involved 10 patients, who were ill with COVID-19. They received a single dose of antibodies from recovered patients, which ultimately saved their lives.
The patient's symptoms improved, shortening the period, their oxygen levels also improved, and they enjoyed viral clearance.
In the Journal of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, it suggested benefits in administering it to severed COVID-19 cases. The tests were done in three hospitals in China.
A 46-year-old patient who received convalescent plasma showed that he received it on the 11th day after his symptoms started appearing, and the following day, his blood tested negative from SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 . The day after, he was already taken off the ventilator.
Another patient, a 49-year-old, received convalescent plasma on the 10th day and her lungs remarkably started to clear.
Out of the 10 patients who received the immune antibodies, three were discharged from the hospital and the other seven showed improved symptoms.
In a previous report by KAMI, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into the now ongoing enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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