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Cured COVID-19 patients blood plasma may cure Coronavirus positive patients | Convalescent Plasma therapy

As per certain reports in international publications, Convalescent Plasma Therapy can work as a curative therapy till COVID-19 vaccine is invented.
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Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, scientist world over have been working on both the cure and preventive vaccine of Coronavirus disease. China, from where COVID-19 originated, has started working on Convalescent Plasma Therapy for curing the diseased. As per certain reports in international publications like The Washington Post, Convalescent Plasma Therapy can work as a curative therapy till COVID-19 vaccine is invented.

Convalescent Plasma Therapy involves transfusing blood plasma from the blood of COVID-19 patients, who have recovered fully, to the critical COVID-19 positive patients blood. This therapy is based on theory that after getting infected COVID-19 positive patients produce antibodies to fight Coronavirus. These antibodies that are secreted by immune cells known as B lymphocytes, are found in plasma, or the liquid part of blood, besides helping the blood to clot, supports immunity.

After recovery, the patient, infected by the virus, develops antibodies that stay in the patient’s blood, waiting to fight the same virus, if and when it strikes again. Those antibodies, when injected into another positive patient, recognise the virus as the intruder. In COVID-19s case, scientists say, antibodies attack the spikes on the outside of the virus, blocking the virus from penetrating the human cells. Researchers hope that Convalescent Plasma Therapy will be effective in treating COVID-19 patients with the most severe symptoms. It is also hoped that it may prevent COVID-19 patients from getting sicker.

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One donation of plasma by a recovered COVID-19 patient can produce two to four doses of the plasma needed for transfusions in positive patients. Scientists say that a person needs only one transfusion to produce enough antibodies to fight a virus. Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City has partnered with the FDA for clinical trials of Convalescent Plasma Therapy. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, is also conducting convalescent plasma trials.

A study from China suggested that the use of Convalescent Plasma Treatment has successfully treated five critically ill COVID-19 patients. For qualifying to be a donor, the recovered COVID-19 patients have to be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and must have fully recovered with no symptoms for at least 14 days prior to the donation. According to the FDA, It is not currently known if convalescent plasma will surely be an effective treatment against COVID-19, but certain successful cases from from around makes this treatment a promising prospective curative therapy.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association described the results of Convalescent Plasma Therapy encouraging after it was used to cure five critically ill patients, who were suffering with COVID-19 and also acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). All five patients, as per the study, recovered. The study also noted that more research is needed as the sample size of the study was only five.

While Nation Next thoroughly researched the above mentioned publications, reports and studies and sought corroboration of a few senior scientists and doctors on the theoretical possibility of Convalescent Plasma Therapy, before publishing this article, we wish to reiterate that this therapy needs to be researched upon a bigger sample size before the declaration of the therapy as the final cure of COVID-19.

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September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

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September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

Also Read: Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!

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Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh

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Former MLA and Congress leader Dr Ashish Deshmukh spoke about nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for party president post.

Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh looks on while Congress MP Shashi Tharoor files nomination papers for party chief post

Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”

Former MLA and Congress leader Dr Ashish Deshmukh spoke about nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for party president post.

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Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”

Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.

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Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!

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The Raaas (2018)

Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”

He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”

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