Pakistan has perhaps been a couple of steps ahead of the rest of the world, with CPT beginning to be regarded not only by the public at large, but also by the medical community as the magic elixir against Covid-19. Numerous posts on social media, including Facebook and Twitter, have seen individuals imploring people who have recovered from the virus to donate their plasma in order to help save the lives of their loved ones.
A number of websites have cropped up to facilitate connecting potential donors with recipients. The great humanitarian side of Pakistanis has emerged. Quite similar to the way that people of Pakistan responded to the economic woes of daily wage workers by distribution of ration, altruistic individuals have joined hands in efforts to bring plasma donors and recipients together through the internet. Most people mean well. There is little debate in that.
The rapidly mounting numbers of sick patients and depletion of hospital beds has heightened the state of panic with calls being made from every podium possible to make CPT available to anyone who contracts this virus. After all, it can be argued that desperate times call for desperate measures.