Queenslanders needed to find potential COVID-19 treatment
Luke Grant is joined by Dr Corey Smith, Head of QIMR Berghofer’s Translational & Human Immunology Group, about their quest to find Queenslanders who have recovered from COVID-19 to help them discover how the human immune system fights the disease – and hopefully develop immunotherapies to treat very sick patients.
There have been 1051 confirmed cases in Queensland with six deaths – but 1027 people have recovered to date.
The researchers are calling on 50 adults from southeast Queensland, who tested positive to the virus and have subsequently recovered and been released from quarantine, to take part.
Volunteers will need to visit one of 11 participating pathology laboratories in Brisbane, Ipswich or on the Gold Coast to provide a blood sample.
Any Queenslanders who want to take part in the study and who have tested positive to COVID-19, recovered, and been cleared by Queensland Health to end self-quarantine, can sign up by visiting www.qimrberghofer.edu.au/covid19-immunity-study/.
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