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Plasma therapy helped reduce Covid death rate by more than 50%
Plasma therapy has helped reduce the Covid-19 death rate by more than half at Lok Nayak Hospital, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.
It is a passive kind of immunisation, where the antibodies of another person help neutralise some of the virus in the body thereby preventing the progression of the disease. This means the therapy has to be administered in patients who are moderate but progressing towards a severe disease.