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Cures for Covid-19

July 31st, 2020, 1:05 pm

Are you watching the progress (or the lack thereof) in this field?

I've been reading for a while about Polish company working on a cure for Covid based on convalescent plasma.
I know and heard about people being cured by the convalescent plasma therapy, but I also read about its shortcomings: requires two donors (persons recovered from covid) per patient - i.e. it's expensive, and it's difficult to estimate the efficacy of the treatment because the variability of plasma concentration in the donated blood - the doctors prefer to allocate scarce resources to cheaper and less doubtful options.
The Biomed folk developed a plasma-derived medicine in the form of an injection (doesn't require specialist administration, which generally increases the efficacy, especially in less developed countries), which has precise parameters (easy to test in trials) and serves 1000 patient with just 280 donors (as compared to 2 donors per patient in the case of the standard CT therapy). They are now starting the cure production (should be ready in 1.5 month) and next trials.
It's supposed to be tested as both a therapeutical and preventive medicine.
Perhaps a worthy investment too? (They grew 800%+ over the past 6 months, though.)
https://polandin.com/49115002/biomed-re ... vid19-cure
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/keep- ... 45837.html
 
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Re: Cures for Covid-19

August 1st, 2020, 12:46 pm

xenotransfusion: produce pigs with type O blood and gene modify to make more compatible with homo sapiens. Infect pigs with covid and wait until they clear infection, and have them stand bye to donate plasma to humans and pigs!
 
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Re: Cures for Covid-19

August 1st, 2020, 12:51 pm

Oink, oink
Step over the gap, not into it. Watch the space between platform and train.
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Re: Cures for Covid-19

August 2nd, 2020, 11:11 am

I platonically love you both, but your posts are sometimes too veganly unethical.
Going to a vegan market with a vegan friend. ¡Hablamos!

Love Por*ies!
 
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Re: Cures for Covid-19

August 2nd, 2020, 11:13 pm

Cigarettes seems to be the best known vaccine so far against Covid, also helps against Alzheimer
 
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Re: Cures for Covid-19

August 2nd, 2020, 11:29 pm

Only Marlboros.
 
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Re: Cures for Covid-19

August 3rd, 2020, 3:14 pm

Only Marlboros.
I hear "Gitanes" are more effective 
 
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Re: Cures for Covid-19

August 4th, 2020, 2:40 pm

My mum is 95 years young, living in a high-risk care home..,diagnosed twice with Corona and she is doing fine.
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Re: Cures for Covid-19

August 4th, 2020, 11:53 pm

Poland’s Biomed Lublin may be first to offer Covid-19 plasma-based drug

I'm biased, because I know this company (and some of their researchers) quite well. They saved the country from simmering epidemics after WW2, then supplied everything I was injected with as a child, including BCG, of which they are the major European producer. The last vaccine might have even protected me from Covid - or made it lighter, if Covid was what I had over a half of the winter. Now it's hard to say because I started heavily smoking...
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