Report: New Treatment For Coronavirus Underway At Harris Methodist In Fort Worth

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - A new Coronavirus treatment is underway in Fort Worth.

A Harris Methodist Hospital patient on a ventilator and in critical condition was infused with blood plasma from a person who has recovered from the virus.

That person's blood should have anti-bodies produced during the battle to defeat the Coronavirus.

Doctors tell the Star-Telegram it could be days before they can tell whether the treatment is working.

Doctor John Burk, a lung specialist, says there were also plans to treat a Baylor All Saints patient but that victim died before the procedure could be implemented.