Joakim Dillner is a professor in infectious disease epidemiology at the Karolinska institute. He tells Swedish Radio News that early results show that patients with covid-19 in their blood get the virus removed when they are given blood plasma containing neutralising antibodies; and that it usually happens by the next day.
Now researchers are moving to the next stage, where they will select more patients to receive this form of experimental treatment.
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Norway: Growing concern among Nordic officials over increased Arctic border traffic, The Independent Barents Observer
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