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    • Commission strengthens support for plasma treatment

      Commission strengthens support for plasma treatment

      The Commission invited more than 200 blood-collection services around the EU to apply for funding for the purchase of plasmapheresis equipment, i.e. equipment that takes plasma from donors. The aim of this action is to support the treatment of new Covid-19 patients who are fighting the disease, by increasing EU capacity to collect convalescent plasma, i.e. plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients.

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    • In the hope of a coronavirus treatment

      In the hope of a coronavirus treatment

      An antiviral originally designed to tackle Ebola. An anti-malarial treatment dating back to World War II. A drug combo already used against HIV. A molecule involved in regulating inflammation in the body tested on marmosets. You might ask what all of these drugs have in common? Well, according to the World Health Organisation, these compounds have the highest likelihood of working against Covid-19. Thus, they are all on focus on WHO's megatrial, called SOLIDARITY. 

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    • WHO launches global trial of the most promising coronavirus treatments

      WHO launches global trial of the most promising coronavirus treatments

      A drug combo already used against HIV. A malaria treatment first tested during World War II. A new antiviral whose promise against Ebola last year. These are the most promising drugs poised to testing by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in attempt to tackle the Covid-19 contagion. The global test called Solidarity is poised to start this week with many thousands of patients in dozens of countries.

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