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MIT researchers in study on whether a drug meant for heart-attack and stroke victims could help coronvirus patients for whom even ventilators are not working

MIT reports researchers at MIT and the University of Colorado at Denver are looking at whether a drug now used to break up blood clots could help critically ill Covid-19 patients who are not being helped by ventilators.

The theory is that tissue plasminogen activator, which has been given to many heart-attack and stroke victims to break up potentially fatal blood clots since the 1990s, could break up both the small blood clots that can form in the lungs of the worse off Covid-19 patients, making it harder for them to get oxygen, and the larger clots that threaten them with kidney and heart failure.

Hospitals at which patients could be administered the drug under the government's “compassionate use” program, in which experimental treatments can be tried when all others have failed, include Beth Israel.

Genentech, the manufacturer of tPA, has already donated the drug for the initial trial, and indicated that they will rapidly expand access if the initial patient response is encouraging.

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Find out who owns Genentech, who started it, or who currently owns the most stock.

Because the last drug to get approval for a 45 minute test was a few days ago when CEPHEID was granted emergency approval by the FDA (which made it's parent companies stock jump 8 points during a sell-off)

Because;

>CEPHEID is owned by DANAHER CORP.
>DANAHER CORP. was founded by MITCHELL RALES
>RALES is a billionaire art collector with a private museum
>RALES amassed his collection with the help of ONE MAN who acted on his behalf curating and buying & selling priceless pieces.

That man?

Robert Mnuchin.

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's FATHER

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