Dr. Susana Naggie, Associate Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine, where she serves as director of infectious disease research, has dedicated her academic career to the care of patients suffering from HIV and viral hepatitis. Now, Duke is starting a study to find a treatment for COVID-19, which has claimed the lives of more than a hundred thousand people worldwide.

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“The concept here is what we call convalescent plasma, and what that means is that patients who develop the infection and then clear it on their own have developed antibodies that should allow someone else to then utilize to clear that infection as well,” Dr. Naggie explains to Dr. Phil on Thursday’s episode. “I believe that many people are hopeful that this could be an opportunity for another therapy to help people clear this.”

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Hear more in the video above, and hear about a trial to prevent infection in healthcare workers.
On Thursday, Dr. Phil explores what some are claiming are miracle “cures” for COVID-19. Check here to see where you can watch.

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