UCLA Study on Covid-19
October 22, 2020
UCLA is seeking people who were tested for Covid-19 no more than 5 days ago and were positively diagnosed, who still have symptoms but haven't been hospitalized.
Or those close contact with someone who has Covid-19 no more than 3 days ago, who don't have any symptoms.
UCLA and Johns Hopkins University are conducting a medical trial, to determine whether antibodies from people who have recovered from Covid-19 can help others overcome or avoid the illness.
"The researchers want to make sure older people who may have been exposed, essential workers, health care workers, home aides, and parents and caregivers of children who might be diagnosed as schools reopen know this trial is underway and how to reach out. We're trying to get the word out about the website, http://www.covidplasmatrial.org, says Liz DeForest, speaking for Johns Hopkins University.
"This trial will help determine whether antibodies from people who have recovered from Covid-19 can help people who have either been recently exposed, or who have been recently diagnosed and have symptoms, avoid getting very sick," she says.
Participants are compensated for their participation.
While other antibody trials are underway for people who have needed hospitalization, this set of two studies seeks to determine whether giving people antibodies earlier in the illness is effective at treating early-stage coronavirus and in preventing those exposed to it from catching the disease.