A military spouse who was hospitalized due to COVID-19 was able to fight off the infection after taking part in a Defense Department study that involved a filter attached to a dialysis machine to rid her blood of the virus.
He pointed to another example of technology spurred by the agency that involved a military spouse called "Patient 16." The individual was suffering from COVID-19 and experiencing organ failure.
The report said the patient made a full recovery and the Food and Drug Administration approved its use in emergency situations
The report said the filter has been used in almost 300 critically ill patients
The report that included the "Patient 16" story was wide-ranging and discussed ways the military hopes to intervene in future outbreaks