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What is blood plasma therapy and does it work for Covid-19?

Trump announced the emergency authorization of convalescent plasma on Sunday – here’s a quick guide on what it is
A doctor pulls plasma bags donated by patients who recovered from Covid-19. Photograph: Mohamed Hossam/EPA

On Sunday evening Donald Trump announced the emergency authorization of convalescent plasma, a method which has been used to treat flu and measles, for Covid-19 patients.

The move comes after the US president expressed frustration at the slow pace of approval for coronavirus treatments, and caused controversy by publicly linking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to

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