RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "Give life, give blood." The call to donate blood takes on new meaning in coronavirus times. Countless university hospitals in Switzerland, Germany and some other countries are currently looking for blood - but very specific blood.
The blood of recovered Covid-19 patients, i.e. people who have survived the lung disease caused by the novel coronavirus Sars-CoV-2. Millions of antibodies specifically directed against Sars-CoV-2 are floating in their blood, thereby triggering the immune system to destroy the viruses in the body.
An old concept used in a new way
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