Trials of Plasma From Recovered Covid-19 Patients Have Begun

US Food and Drug Administration officials announced today they have approved plans for nationwide trials of two treatments for Covid-19, the global pandemic disease caused by the new coronavirus—and for their simultaneous use in perhaps hundreds of hospitals.The therapeutic agents—convalescent plasma and hyperimmune globulin—are both derived from the blood of people who have recovered from…

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The Biggest Coronavirus Myths, Busted

We’re living in uncertain, surreal times, as the coronavirus crisis worsens in the United States. As we’re struggling with a vacuum of reliable information, coronavirus myths are spreading as quickly as the disease, amplified by social media. Luckily, we’ve got Dr. Seema Yasmin, director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative at Stanford University. In the…

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