Are Americans Losing Trust in the FDA?

Route Fifty: When President Donald J. Trump fell ill with Covid-19 two weeks ago, his doctors gave him an experimental therapy that contains synthetically-produced versions of the body’s disease-fighting proteins, known as antibodies. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, the developer, is still testing the therapy for safety and efficacy, and it is not widely available.

But ordinary citizens can get a natural source of those antibodies: convalescent plasma, an age-old treatment that involves giving a person sick with an infectious disease like Covid-19 a transfusion of antibody-rich blood from people who have recovered from it.

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