Beware of “alternative treatments” against the coronavirus. In this case we speak of the plasma convalescente, used in the treatment of Covid-19. Talking about it is Nature Medicine, the authoritative scientific journal that hosted a study on therapy, highlighting its negative aspects. And dangerous.
According to what reported by Nature Medicine, with plasma therapy taken from patients recovered from the disease, neither the risk of ending up in intensive care nor that of death is reduced. Indeed, far worse: in some cases a clear worsening of the clinical situation was highlighted. In short, a cure that would only harm.
In detail, the results are those of a research coordinated by McMaster University in Hamilton, located in Canada, and conducted between May 2020 and January 2021. The study involved 940 patients in 72 facilities between Canada, the United States and Brazil. One third of these patients had been treated with the standard treatment, while the remaining two thirds received, in addition to the standard anti-Covid treatment, antibody-rich plasma therapy, administered on average eight days after the onset of symptoms. The evidence, as mentioned, leads to a complete rejection of the therapy.