Covid blood plasma donation: What is blood plasma?

The NHS wants people who have recovered from coronavirus to donate their blood plasma. It’s part of a trial looking at whether it can be used to fight Covid-19. Fourteen new donation centres are opening in England over the next few months including in places such as Lancaster and Leeds. But what is plasma in the blood? How could blood plasma donations be used to treat people who are seriously ill with coronavirus? BBC health correspondent Laura Foster explains Video by Mattea Bubablo, Laura Foster and Terry Saunders. Source link

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Veggie Burgers Can Be Called Burgers, European Parliament Says : worldnews

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 85%. (I’m a bot) Veggie Burgers Can Be Called Burgers, European Parliament Says Despite pushback from Europe’s largest farmer’s association, the Parliament will allow vegetarian meat alternatives to use meat-like terms, including burger and steak. The European Parliament came together Friday to vote on a variety of issues, including whether a veggie burger is a burger. While veggie meat alternatives are safe, vegan dairy alternatives – like almond milk or tofu butter – aren’t. Extended Summary | FAQ |…

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EU Surpasses U.S. in new COVID cases per capita as nations prepare for winter third wave : worldnews

Most of Europe reopened schools. States in the US have been more cautious. “Global report: schools across Europe reopen as Covid cases grow” – September 1st Tens of millions of pupils, most wearing face masks, have headed back to class in France, Belgium, Poland and Russia, as schools across Europe cautiously reopened amid spiralling numbers of new coronavirus cases in several countries. Parents and teachers around the continent have expressed fears that strict physical distancing and hygiene measures such as hand cleansing stations will not be able to prevent a…

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