US approves plasma therapy on coronavirus patients to save their lives

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US President Donald Trump (Image: Instagram/realdonaldtrump)
US President Donald Trump (Image: Instagram/realdonaldtrump)

Washington : The US authorities on Sunday approved the use of plasma therapy on patients to help them recover from the contagious coronavirus that has already killed around 1,76,000 people across America.

The authorization comes after President Donald Trump faces an intense pressure to find a solution against coronavirus that has torn apart the world's largest democracy and has clouded his prospects of returning as the President of America.

The plasma therapy is one of the best solutions till date against the coronavirus, transmission of powerful antibodies can help fight off the disease faster and help protect people from being seriously hurt by it.

"This product may be effective in treating COVID-19 and... the known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks of the product," FDA said in a statement.

While the treatment has already been used on patients in the United States and other nations, the extent of its effectiveness is still debated by experts and some have warned that it could carry side effects.

"Convalescent plasma probably works -- though it still needs to be proven in clinical trials -- but not as a rescue treatment for people who are already severely ill," said Len Horovitz, a pulmonary specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.