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Testing The Efficacy of Convalescent Plasma

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Rising statistics about coronavirus infections  and the number of deaths attributed to Covid-19 point to a sobering conclusion: We will be living with this for months to come. A vaccine is the ultimate weapon -- but is there something effective for use now? Two Johns Hopkins doctors think there is. Doctors David Sullivan and Shmuel Shoham explain how antibodies work, how they can be transferred safely from one person to another and what it will take to complete their clinical trials. 

To find out if you qualify for particiation in the trial call 888-506-1199.

Links: CovidPlasmatrial.org, National Covid-19 Convalescent Plasma Project, further reading

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