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COVID-19: Berlin scientists lay basis for a passive vaccination.

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Treating infectious diseases with antibodies has a long history. For COVID-19, this approach is also being investigated through the administration of plasma derived from the blood of recovered patients. With the plasma, antibodies of donors are transferred. “Ideally, the most effective antibody is produced in a controlled manner on an industrial scale and in constant quality. This is the goal we are pursuing,” said Dr. Momsen Reincke, also first author of the current publication.

“Three of our antibodies are particularly promising for clinical development,” explained Prof. Dr. Harald Prüss, a research group leader at the DZNE and also a senior physician at the Clinic for Neurology with Experimental Neurology at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. “Using these antibodies, we have started to develop a passive vaccination against SARS-CoV-2.” Such a project requires cooperation with industrial partners. That is why the scientists are collaborating with Miltenyi Biotec.

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An article on the front page of our newspaper yesterday cited 4 local doctors who developed a protocol to alleviate the virus' effects on the body. They call it 'ICAM'. Immunosupport - Vitamin C and zinc to boost the system

Corticosteroid -Methylprednisolone reduces lung inflammation

Anticoagulant -Enoxaparin, blood thinner to help prevent blood clots often seen

with Covid-19

Macrolide -Azithromycin (Z-pac) reduces chances of pneumonia

They said for 76 days their hospital patients had zero transfers into ICU, zero mechanical ventilator placement and zero deaths. They're now doing a 100 patient study with the Florida dept. of Health. All these drugs are generics and readily available. The key is to start treatment early. It would be wonderful to have a successful protocol to treat this beast until we have a vaccine.

2greys
2greys in reply to dunnellon

Remarkably similar to how I self managed my Covid infection back in April.

Lfcpremier
Lfcpremier in reply to 2greys

Please share your experience & how you self medicated. Sounds promising but would have to gain access to those drugs at early onset of the virus?

2greys
2greys in reply to Lfcpremier

It is in my Profile:

"April 13 '20, my partner is sent home from the nursing home, where she is a carer, with suspected Covid-19. April 14 '20, The Hub confirms it as being extremely likely to be Covid-19. April 17th, I start to show symptoms of Covid-19, the start of an 8 day 38.9°C fever. Avoided both Paracetamol and Ibuprofen to let the fever burn itself out thus enabling my immune system to work to it's optimum, upped my Aspirin to 150mg once a day, along with increasing my Nitrate Vasodilators to 20 mgs. 4th day of the fever I started a course of Doxycycline to counteract any secondary infection. April 25th fever subsided. May 1st developed a wheeze, so started a low dose, 15mg, of Prednisalone for 10 days. I managed to avoid hospital admission. I have been taking a vitamins K2& D3 supliment for the last 3 years. A long recovery process is now expected."

Lfcpremier
Lfcpremier in reply to 2greys

Thanks for sharing again!!You did really well. Glad you recovered well.

Dedalus
Dedalus in reply to 2greys

What is nitrate vasodilators prescribed for?

2greys
2greys in reply to Dedalus

To open up blocked arteries in the heart. Similar to bronchial dilators to open up the airways.

Dedalus
Dedalus in reply to 2greys

Thank you 2greys, and thank you very much for all of the research you do and valuable information you supply us with. All best wishes

2greys
2greys in reply to Lfcpremier

Basically, all that medication was in my normal repeat meds.

Lfcpremier
Lfcpremier in reply to dunnellon

Thank you! Very interested in any way to alleviate the severe consequences of the virus, especially for those of us with underlying health issues.

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