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Local COVID-19 patients help with global fight against the virus

February 18, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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BOSSIER CITY, La. - The Shreveport-Bossier medical community is playing a significant role in fighting the coronavirus. What's happening in the local research community between medical professionals and the people

What we're watching over a month of the study is to see symptoms decrease, we're watching to see that the viral load decreases as well as even the ability to be contagious and transmit the virus," said Dr. Clint Wilson of Willis-Knighton Bossier. "About five days later after I got the treatment I was feeling better.

They're also seeing a reduction in viral shedding which is crazy exciting because that may actually be a way for us to not only treat our patients symptomatically, but be able to control the virus," said Kay. This study is being conducted locally, but its impact could soon be felt far away from the ArkLaTex. "The fact that we're seeing such significant benefit from this medicine is not just helpful to the multiple hundreds of folks we've been able to give it to here, making them have better symptoms and not feel sick as long, this is something that is going to be seen around the country and even more around the world," said Wilson. People who take part in the study are compensated several thousand dollars if they complete all of the requirements, which includes weekly visits for about a month where blood samples are taken and they have to complete a daily diary which is done through an app on their phone.

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