Published in


Plasma From Coronavirus Survivors Could Treat Current Patients

A 100-year approach shows promise for Covid-19

A doctor who has recovered from Covid-19 donates plasma in Wuhan, China. Photo: STR/Getty Images

InIn 1890, Emil von Behring and Shibasaburo Kitasato published a landmark study showing that they could cure guinea pigs infected with diphtheria. To do it, the scientists injected the guinea pigs with serum taken from animals that were immune to the disease. At the time, diphtheria…




Your life, sourced by science. A publication from Medium about health and wellness.

Recommended from Medium


Covid-19: Boris Johnson and six Tory MPs self-isolating after No 10 meeting

ICU Beds In Use Due to COVID-19 In Chicago

The Pandemic Unlocked a Whole New Level Of Consciousness

Is it a Real Zombie Apocalypse; or Just an Alien Invasion?

Why Didn’t We Mourn Quietly?

Hypothetical Conversation in OPD with a COVIDIOT PATIENT

Harvard Study Shows How Covid Has Changed The Way We Work

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Emily Mullin

Emily Mullin

Former staff writer at Medium, where I covered biotech, genetics, and Covid-19 for OneZero, Future Human, Elemental, and the Coronavirus Blog.

More from Medium

Russia Bombed the Military Makeshift Hospital at the Azovstal Plant

Clamming on Washington’s beaches is fun for everyone and a year-round affair

The life, displaced — what it’s like to be a Ukrainian stuck in the US because of the war.

Ukraine is the capital of brave people. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Warm But Hungry