President Trump took a rare step of a Sunday news briefing yesterday to announced that the FDA is giving emergency approval to the use of "convalescent plasma" to treat the coronavirus.
That’s the treatment using plasma from the blood of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 to treat people who are ill. President Trump called it “historic and said it will save countless lives. He noted that his administration is removing barriers to allow for quick approval to new treatments and a potential coronavirus vaccine.
Thousands of Americans have already been treated with convalescent plasma and it's been found to reduce the coronavirus death rate by as much as 35%. “I’m pleased to make a truly historic announcement in our battle against the China virus that will save countless lives,” Trump noted. “This is a powerful therapy... It’s had an incredible rate of success.
Source: White House