It Could Happen
Three coronavirus unknowns scientists are trying to answer right now
- Can blood from recovered patients treat the sick? The FDA just made it easier for doctors to administer “convalescent plasma” — plasma from people who have recovered from Covid-19 — to the seriously ill. The hope (there’s no evidence it works for coronavirus just yet) is that protective antibodies from the donor will also protect the recipient.
- Can we use the virus’s biology to beat it? In the Atlantic, science writer Ed Yong presents scientists’ theories about…