Researchers in the US have put forward a “counterintuitive” idea for treating Covid-19. Photo: Xinhua

US coronavirus study says suppressing body’s initial immune response may help in fight against Covid-19

  • ‘A short regimen of a proper immunosuppressant drug applied early in the disease process may improve a patient’s outcome,’ paper’s co-author says
  • But immunologist says move would be ‘very dangerous because you’re crippling your body’s ability’ to clear the infection
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Researchers in the US have put forward a “counterintuitive” idea for treating Covid-19. Photo: Xinhua
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