Houston Methodist Hospital got the green light to start treating COVID-19 with the plasma of recovered patients. Dr. Eric Salazar, the hospital’s lead investigator, talked to NBC News about the treatment and how it will work.
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Doctors Test Treating COVID-19 With Plasma Of Recovered Patients | NBC Nightly News


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    Recovered month ago but don't know exactly where in sf bay area to sign up. Bad communication on part of admin task force? Where should I go? Want to help.

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    How do I find out if I can do this I was sick,but didn't need Dr how do I do this

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    People need to get paid for their plasma!

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    Epidemiologist behind COVID-19 model cited by White House advises Florida to shut down

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    With light of red shifted light on plasma please.

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    Did I hear 1 donor?

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    They are in process on monetizing the treatment.

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    Lose the music.

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    Here's a more concise explanation of plasma treatment.

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    Eh… He doesn't sound too confident in what he's saying.

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    So now you want to spread aids tb or whatever Illnesses the blood carries because you can’t find a real solution for this sickness. Keep others blood away from you the consequences are not safe…..

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    It may ? Ummmm? It could ? What kind of doctor is this ?

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    Hope China can figure it out. They were given all The medical equipment the USA needs NOW , to China in February, knowing full well USA would need it as of JANUARY?????

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    This doctor looks like a very nice guy 😸

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    Ewwww I would rather die..

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    Horatio Sanz worst skit ever….

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    GOD Destroy evildoers
    GOD ? Destroy Evildoers

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    There is a treatment for Covid19 that was was available since Feb 15, currently awaiting Health Canada approval:

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    Plasma donations from mild symptoms patients who had deemed cure from COVID-19 infection do not work; but for moderate ill patients who are cured without medical care only have 35% chance of success rate in treating other ill patients!

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    They tell us that for every 100 people who contract the virus, 99 will recover with no long term health consequence. So …. where are all these "recoverees" who can donate their plasma and put an end to this pandemic, while we're all waiting on a vaccine that may be months away? In other words, 99 plasma donors vs 1 person who succumbs to the illness, that figures up to LOTS of life-saving donors who are told, "Go home! We don't need you any more."

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    No bread or past a products for those who are sick!!! Do you understand??

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    Ok.. That sounds risky.

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    I thought Horatio Sanz became a doctor !!

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    It's being used quite successful by the Chinese on critical patients because of limited supply.

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    They should tell this to the UK Gov lock down was never needed at least not a total one!

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    Whoever edited this with the music needs a new job

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    Ge Don't want no evildoers

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    I think it smart that they are using new methods to treat this virus. They are attempting new ways to find a cure for the virus, by using the blood of others. But I know the ANSWER, the right kind of blood that is needed for this virus to be ended. Would you like to know the FASTEST WAY TO END THE VIRUS? Check my channel for the newest video. God Bless You.

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    Stay safe and isolate, we are planting a victory garden.

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    Please give informative attention to the treatment of the coronavirus with ZINC supplements (in picolinate or bisglycinate format for greater assimilation) because this fundamental trace element for cell life and present in more than 3,000 liver biochemical processes is being ignored therapeutically by doctors and hospitals and it's a huge mistake. Zinc is essential at the cellular level so that viruses cannot connect, parasitize and replicate in our cells to finally destroy them, so that our defenses can take advantage of their weakness and fewer initial numbers to eliminate them before they can expand and compromise vital organs . All viruses are allergic to zinc. The ideal for good health is to assimilate zinc through food with a varied diet rich in fruits and vegetables but if we have no or low levels of zinc and in the case of older people, because we have a more weakened immune system due to cellular aging, viruses attack with greater virulence so that an extra supplementary contribution is essential during periods of contagion and disease. If we combine this with an extra supply of vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin or adenosylcobalamin) and vitamin C (Ester-C), we will help our immune system to be strong and to successfully face the coronavirus infection or any other possible future infection, be viral or bacterial.

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    This irresponsible rhetoric will lead to many people doing transfusions at home and dying, WTF NBC. take this down now.

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    Plasma sounds like it may help because of the anti bodies that are built up, after getting the Coronavirus and recovering.

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    Maybe the chinese are too looking for this plasma when they eat bats

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    I'll donate!

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    Bro how many people do you think I’m gonna give you their plasma and this dude doesn’t even make sure that he’s actually think it’s gonna work. it hasn’t been substantiated until it’s been substantiated it’s just smoke in the air

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    It's bad when quack science is seen as a viable option.

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    This guy needs to work on his confidence game

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    Hope they're making sure they're not HIV Positive

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    If you had the corona virus and recovered like most will, donate blood. It can be used to treat the ones who are likely to die.

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    China lies tooooooo much and I wouldn't believe anything that they say

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    Normal people – fast food, over working, Cigs, alcohol, prescription pills, other drugs, etc will make me live longer

    Special people – Marijuana can cure anything…

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    Alkaline Water as IV fluids…

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    Not so many Plasma Of Recovered Patients

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    Thank you EMERY SMITH for plasma work and research!

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    Than keep using it fruity‼️👍🏻

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    Doctors: This is just test a test of your immune system. I repeat just just a test.

    Trump: They have cures and treatments that they're using right now that are getting people home like never before never seen like this in history. Beautiful treatments that are better miracles that you can't even produce. In fact They said they would more than likely have a vaccine in 90 days😥🤥

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    This doesnt make alot of sense because people can get re-infected

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    This method of treatment was first introduce by pakistani doctor

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    China needs to pay for what they done to everyone around the world

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    They need more testing, more patients, more trials.
    Again and again and again.
    Can't test something once and suddenly its eureka – that is Trump world. And Trump gets people killed

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    Plasma might contain antibodies that might help in the treatment against COVID-19. Sounds like a crapshoot but at this point any treatment that can save lives is a win win.

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    This is government gaslighting at it's finest! I am 43 years old with hbp & on March 2nd I underwent surgery in an Atlanta area hospital. Last week a mammogram nurse working in that same hospital (42 year old woman living in Newnan, GA) was found dead in her home with her four year old child. She had been working unaware she was positive. Although I was exhibiting some of the symptoms briefly, five days after my surgery, my PCP and their COVID-19 screening nurse determined I did NOT need a test. The criteria in the state of Georgia to receive a test is that you must either have been out of the country, or else had firsthand contact with an individual that has received a positive result test for COVID-19. Yet, EVERY SINGLE PERSON I know that has requested testing AND was exhibiting some, or even ALL, of the symptoms, have been denied testing. The local news shows drive through testing sites being put up, but they turn away 99% of the people driving up requesting a test because you must have an assigned number from your Dr. obtained through the GA Dept of Public Health. Basically, if you can breathe and carry on a conversation requesting a test then they deem you NOT MEETING CRITERIA to receive a test. I'm irritated at all the false propaganda being posted and streamed to us in an effort to soothe and pacify the public's fears. It's a ridiculous catch 22 that makes me wonder if the plasma donating individual this doctor is referring to is nothing more than one of Georgia;s deceased residents that just so happened to be an organ donor…smh. GA is NOT testing the sick people requesting to be tested….because they don't have tests. The honest to goodness truth is…whatever numbers you see in the news or stats should be multiplied by TEN t reflect the stark reality/FACTUAL number of infected, this is coming from my own government source…

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    Mother's pass antibodies through their milk.. put antibodies in the milk?

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    This is the first solution which came in my mind but didnt heard much abt.
    As mother passes her antibody to child after first breast feeding same can be done or can be explored this idea…

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    I hope there a cure soon because this is scary and there is no cure

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    During the 1918 Pandemic…they put out the saying..
    “Spit kills wear a mask”

    Protect each other from ASYMPTOMATIC DROPLETS.
    Doctors don’t wear N95 masks to do normal surgeries. They wear lighter surgical masks to protect the patient from accidental sneezes, cough or spittle while talking. Protect each other by wearing a mask to reduce droplets later touched by other people. Does more than sneezing into a tissue or elbow. Holds droplets from talking or sneezing from other surfaces. Let’s protect each other from asymptomatic spread of unnecessary droplets everywhere. Just like sneezing into a tissue as a courtesy, this does more. We have no idea who is asymptomatic.
    This includes handmade, and bandanas! Protect your neighbors from asymptomatic spread. Any mask will curb from sneezing and talking droplets, like sneezing into a tissue . Wash your mask daily if it is cloth and reusable with soap & hot water. If you are ‘desperate’ and have no water put your mask in direct sunlight in the fresh air when not in use. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/health/cdc-masks-coronavirus.html

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    It is just hope. If it really works then we would have vaccine in few days instead of few years. Even more: use bats, they have defence against virus already. Will it work?

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    Scientists, Doctors, Humanitarians. They need to run the world. Not politicians

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    Good work thank you ❤️

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    I totally appreciate all the hard and difficult times. Please, keep safe as we, the people need heroes like you.

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    Music distracting and inappropriate…very hard to watch, shame.😔

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    The results of these tests are good. No they will not cure severely ill patients in critical care the virus has already spread and replicated itself to far at that point. But for folks getting sick for elderly folks who might get sick or are at high risk of death antibodies from a recovered corona virus patient can make that person not fall severely ill if they catch or are at the beginning stage of infection. Think of anti bodies as a weaker vaccine minus the fact they dont contain the virus itself but genetic information on how the body can deal with the virus and since this is a new virus people who are infected and immune systems dont respond fast enough this is a life line.
    issue is pateints who are sick take 2-4 weeks to recover and the infection rate is sky rocketing leaving very little plasma to be extracted and those who were sick have to volunter most dont so its reserved for the ( severly old and critical) in a perfect world but in reality the highest bidder will get it in most cases.

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    Old school medicine which has not been done in modern days. China said it worked for them. Vaccine will not be ready for 6 to 18 months.

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    an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

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    CHINA 🇨🇳 had used the same "CONVALESCENT PLASMA" during their crisis times.. At least consider what's working for the patient….

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    Wet Markets in China are KILLING people around the world. Close these markets – close them ALL!

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    Hopefully this technique works. People stay away from each other.

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    Why the stupid music?

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    @watchgoose that's because they never pay anyone for blood, but they have paid pretty good money for plasma to people up until recently.

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    and goverment said china not give them info? hahaha. incompetent president

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    Study study? Wth? Give it to people who need them now!

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    Who approved this stupid music bed??

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    I never heard plasma have the type like blood to stop the coronavirus, i hope it's works🤞🏻, be save people no matter what.🙏🏻✝️

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    Eat raw GARLIC
    The capitalist can't be good doctors unless they making good money.
    Pills for xxx advertised constantly. 🤑🦈
    ASK you doctor if covid-19 is right for you…🤪🤑

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    To sum it up, anti-bodies. They have same the principle as a vaccine would work.

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    This guy acts like he doesnt have a clue what hes saying

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    Watch this how China do things and share it.https://youtu.be/SvEhrDsWyNQ

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    I heard anyone without insurance doesn't get on a ventilator. That's how they will pick who lives and dies. Got insurance?

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    It’s irritating to hear drs talk about doing more research using more complicated ways to treat a virus that your own body can kick out if you just BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM! ….. BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM AND TELL PPL TO DO IT TOO not just with vitamin c. It’s an aggressive virus. You need more than that

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    Pray this works in Jesus’s name amen

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    Thank GOD for trump to help save lives from this liberal virus

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    Jehovah’s Witnesses can’t take this

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    I said this at least a month ago and it has been used for almost every disease !!!

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    The plasma 'may have' antibody's? Who knows what else it 'may have'! :-))

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    Hope it works! 😓😓😓

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    "High dose vitamin C treatment of new coronavirus [COVID-19] pneumonia.

    "On the afternoon of February 20, 2020, another 4 patients with severe new coronaviral pneumonia recovered from the C10 West Ward of Tongji Hospital In the past 8 patients have been discharged from hospital. . . [H]igh-dose vitamin C achieved good results in clinical applications. We believe that for patients with severe neonatal pneumonia and critically ill patients, vitamin C treatment should be initiated as soon as possible after admission. . .[E]arly application of large doses of vitamin C can have a strong antioxidant effect, reduce inflammatory responses, and improve endothelial function. . . Numerous studies have shown that the dose of vitamin C has a lot to do with the effect of treatment. . . [H]gh-dose vitamin C can not only improve antiviral levels, but more importantly, can prevent and treat acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress (ARDS)."

    China is conducting three clinical trials of up to 24,000 mg/day of intravenous vitamin C to treat patients with COVID-19 coronavirus and its severe respiratory complications.

    A coronavirus pandemic can be stopped with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C.
    There has been a lack of media coverage of this effective and successful approach against viruses in general, and coronavirus in particular. Preventing and treating severe respiratory infections with large amounts of vitamin C is well established. (Also, here is the Chinese language edition).

    The nutritional treatment of coronavirus is presented, with dosage specifics , in this protocol endorsed by physicians on the editorial board of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service.

    NEW: The In this video, Dr. Richard Cheng, reporting direct from China, , calls for immediate use of vitamin C for treatment AND PREVENTION of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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    They lied about the efficacy of the masks and they are lying about effective treatments for SARS.
    In 2003 The Lancet published an article about testing of several antivirals against two different strains of CV. Licorice root extract was shown to be most effective.

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