There was a comment discussion on “plasma therapy” and the use of survivor antibodies to kick-start a patient’s immune system. Cool interview on, maybe CNN, with the CEO/Researcher of a bio-company.
His company mass produces antibodies in the lab. They have a library of human antibodies and they can select a handful depending on the target virus receptors and other details, and then mass produce a cocktail of “synthetically reproduced” human antibodies for therapy. The interviewee told of the first (possibly only) use on a doctor dying of Ebola in a rural hospital during the last outbreak. Within an hour, the guy was up and walking.
Apparently, the injection contains a boatload of antibodies and that the immune system can determine which antibodies are actually working and begin replicating its own.