NIH Not Recommending Convalescent Plasma
There is no solid evidence for or against recommending convalescent plasma to treat patients hospitalized with COVID-19, a government panel says, less than 10 days after the FDA authorized emergency use of the treatment. https://t.co/3meLhw4UEY
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 2, 2020
Health Editor’s Note: In what seemed likely to be a promising treatment for COVID-19 now, after reviewing all the available research, the opinion from the NIH is that there is no solid evidence for or against using convalescent plasma for treatment.
Greater than 72,000 COVID-19 patients have been treated with convalescent plasma but now this treatment is not to be considered a ‘standard of care’ until more randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials are completed.
Some physicians will continue to use the treatment for the more critical cases since there is nothing else that is more effective.
VT was onboard with this treatment as it made total medical/scientific sense to place antibodies produced by those who have already contracted COVID-19 would cut the strength of COVID-19 infection since the body would be able to have some antibodies, although not those made by their own bodies, to fight the virus…..Carol
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.