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As Trump Backs Convalescent Plasma, India Wrestles With Its Path Forward

A boy (C) watches as a health worker (L) collects a nasal swab from his mother during a COVID-19 … [+] coronavirus screening in Mumbai on August 19, 2020. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP) (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to authorize… Read More »

Convalescent plasma: another controversial clash of politics & science

You’d need a pretty big, stiff broom to sweep away all of the hype dished out by the Trump Administration as it announced an Emergency Use Authorization for convalescent plasma – the liquid component of blood that may be tapped for disease-fighting antibodies from people who’ve been infected with COVID-19. Before the announcement was even… Read More »