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Hospital Plans For The Future As New Coronavirus Cases Trend Down

Health leaders are cautiously optimistic that the peak of the pandemic for Florida may have passed. 90.7’s health reporter Abe Aboraya joins Intersection to talk about how one Central Florida hospital system has handled hundreds of COVID-19 cases- including new therapies they’re using to try and treat the disease.
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Michael Kevin Rathel and his wife, Stacie Rathel. The Rathels and their three children. Photo courtesy of Stacie Rathel.

“I’m Looking For A Needle In The Haystack” – Finding A Plasma Donor For An Orlando Coronavirus Patient

Last week, Michael Kevin Rathel was walking up the stairs and couldn’t catch his breath. Three days later, the 52-year-old Orlando lawyer was put on a ventilator.This week, he got a transfusion of what’s called convalescent plasma – a blood donation from someone who has recovered from COVID-19 and has natural anitibodies. 90.7 Health Reporter Abe Aboraya spoke with his wife Stacie Rathel.
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