Plasma Should Not Be Considered Standard Care for Coronavirus, NIH Panel Says (CNN)

September 2, 2020
Posted in Media Coverage

By Maggie Fox | Sept 2, 2020

(CNN)A National Institutes of Health panel said there’s no evidence backing the use of convalescent plasma to treat coronavirus patients and that doctors should not treat it as a standard of care until more study has been done.”There are insufficient data to recommend either for or against the use of convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19,” the panel of more than three dozen experts said in a statement posted on the NIH website Tuesday. The statement, which was posted quietly, contradicts the Trump Administration’s characterization of the treatment as “historic” and a “major advance” and directly refers to last week’s emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration…

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