Chinese Doctors have Found a Way to Treat Coronavirus-Infected People

  • Chinese Doctors have Found a Way to Treat Coronavirus-Infected People

Chinese Doctors have Found a Way to Treat Coronavirus-Infected People

The China National Biotec Group (CNBG) on Thursday said in a statement posted on Chinese social media platform WeChat that they have successfully prepared special immune plasma products, and will use them in the clinical treatment of severe coronavirus patients.

The effectiveness of the new treatment was announced at a press conference by the Wuhan hospital manager.

According to clinical results, 12 to 24 hours after the patients received the treatment, they have shown improved clinical symptoms, with main inflammatory indexes decreased significantly and some key indexes such as blood oxygen saturation improving comprehensively.

The mission will also seek more details on how, where and when the more than 1,700 healthworkers infected so far contracted the new virus, World Health Organization officials said.

The company also released an initiative, calling on cured patients to donate plasma to save more coronavirus patients. Among them, six were willing to donate plasma.

However, it could still be weeks before the trials are set up and generate some good information so as to "give us a large number of observations and a much stronger indication as to whether those drugs are working", he said.

Shen said that he has been touched by the donors.

Another urgent need has been the ability to do household studies and to develop a serology test that would "allow us to test populations to determine how many people in the population have been affected over time", he said.