Can Covid-19 patients be cured using recovering patient blood Plasma?
Research are focusing on finding a cure using plasma from people recovering from COVID-19 to treat others who have developed the disease.
“This notion was first introduced in the late 19th century when physiologist Emil von Behring and bacteriologist Kitasato Shibasaburou discovered that they could use antibodies present in serum — another blood component — to fight the bacterial infection diptheria.
Since then, doctors have used passive antibody therapy, on and off, at least since the 1930s to treat or prevent both bacterial and viral infections, including forms of pneumonia, meningitis, and measles.”
“Recently, researchers and healthcare professionals have been looking into the possibility of using this method to treat people with COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.” Click Here
Correlation between COVID-19 and Vitamin D
Third wave of Covid-19 is in our doorsteps. What would help you to protect yourself and prevent yourself getting it. It is said that Vitamin D is an important micronutrient and has been reported to improveimmunity and protect against respiratory illness.
“Vitamin D (Vit D) is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays major role in calcium homeostasis. It is synthesized endogenously in the skin when exposed to Ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiations in sunlight. 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D [1,25-(OH)2 D] is the active form of Vit D . Our body’s innate and adaptive immune system provides protection against viral infections and aids in regulating cytokine levels in young and elderly populations, respectively. Vit D has been widely implicated in enhancing the immune response and suppressing the cytokine storm . It’s deficiency has been linked to increased susceptibility to viral infections . In this short review, we hypothesize that correlation exists between vitamin D levels and susceptibility to COVID-19, and Vit D supplementation could decrease the risk and severity of COVID-19.” Source – NCBI – Click Here
“The striking overlap between risk factors for severe COVID-19 and vitamin D deficiency, including obesity, older age, and Black or Asian ethnic origin, has led some researchers to hypothesise that vitamin D supplementation could hold promise as a preventive or therapeutic agent for COVID-19.” Source – The Lancet.com – Click Here