Trump to announce plasma treatment authorized for COVID-19

Trump to announce plasma treatment authorized for COVID-19

"We're going to continue to gather data, but this clearly meets the criteria that we've established for emergency use authorization".

"Today's action will dramatically increase access to this treatment", the President said, adding that he has directed the FDA to approve the EUA for convalescent plasma therapy.

"This product may be effective in treating Covid-19 and. the known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks of the product", FDA said in a statement.

The authorization comes after a week of cyclical debate among public health officials and legislators, as well as clinical appraisal among investigators-which have both come to highlight most agents granted emergency authorization by the FDA. The authorization allows the plasma to be distributed in the USA and administered by health care providers.

He encouraged Americans who recover from COVID-19 to sign up to donate.

"The reason that we're interested in that is because when you've recovered from an illness, your immune system has developed a set of antibody molecules that are now present in your plasma that weren't there before", she said. Antiviral drug remdesivir is another medication approved by the FDA to treat COVID-19.

Trump was referring to the date of the presidential election in which he faces former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic Party nominee.

"I think what's happening here is you're seeing bullying, at least at the highest level of the FDA, and I'm sure that there are people at the FDA right now who are the workers there that are as upset about this as I am", Offit told the outlet. So doctors, besieged by patients and families to use it on their loved ones based on the publicity, will resort to panic prescribing. It was an open-label study where everyone got treated.

In a very on-brand response, Trump took to Twitter and accused the FDA of being run by "the deep state" and impeding the vaccine approval process, which is far from the first baseless conspiracy theory he's tweeted.

The president further claimed people at the agency are "hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd".

On "Fox News Sunday", Meadows said, "the announcement that's coming today should have been made several weeks ago". He said regulators should have made progress on some issues weeks ago. President Trump's disdain for science and medicine in favor of politics is not likely to matter much to improving the fate of the victims of Covid-19.

Trump has been widely criticized for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., which remains the world leader in infections and fatalities. Compounding the woe in hard-hit Peru, 13 people died late Saturday as police raided a Lima nightclub that was violating coronavirus regulations.

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A protester in a grim reaper costume held a "176k" sign as Mr. The second group was given the treatment after 4 days or more of getting infected.

Despite Trump's decision to promote it, we will be no closer to knowing if it works, for whom, and how best to use it - knowledge that should have preceded any emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma. We owe it to both donors and recipients to be as clear as possible that we understand the risks and benefits of its application in COVID-19.

"We're waiting for more data".

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