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…

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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.