While medical professionals are busy everywhere trying to treat patients with the COVID-19, Australia is doing so much more. They had a plan in place before the virus outbreak. SETREP- ID is a program, meaning Sentinel Travellers and Research Preparedness for Emerging Infectious Disease.
Royal Melbourne Hospital Infectious Diseases leads the program. This plan checks the travelers in case of infections and controls it. It is exactly how the coronavirus entered the country but SETREP-ID was prepared for it. Since then, the government is doing everything to find a cure and vaccine. And recently, there has been a breakthrough.
Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) is a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital. They were able to test blood samples of a woman in her 40s who has mild to moderate symptoms of the COVID-19. The tests were taken at four different time points.
In the tests, it was found that a robust immune system can fight back the disease. The woman who was tested was healthy in her 40s. Her body started to produce a large number of immune cells in three days to fight the virus, and she recovered soon after that.
And that showed how a strong immune system can help overcome the virus quickly with less symptoms. To help improve your immune system to fight against Covid 19, Rupharma has a range of products that can help, like GENFERON (Interferon alfa-2b), CYCLOFERON, and RIBAVIRIN.
Professor Kedzierska said that a robust immune response across different cell types would result in a clinical recovery from the coronavirus. It is similar to what happens in influenza.
Dr. Thevarajan, who is also on the research team, said that 80% of the COVID-19 cases are mild to moderate, and people with a robust immune system recover.
She also said that they would study the subject further and find out why some people die of the coronavirus. Then, they may be able to create a vaccine or a cure.