The following quotes seem unnecesarily pessimistic, since they arise from educated conjecture, not verifiable studies. Imaginative guesses take on their own lives, becoming facts if not identified as such.
Studies on at least 500 patients need to be done, that include antigen and antibody levels at similar points of treatment/identified time increments in illness with H1N1; and effects of gamma globulin administration on the above. This should be done in an approved format with the double blind method.
"...........even if you clear the virus, the cytokine storm has already taken hold and it takes on a life of its own.”
From Science Blog:
"................ As in cytokine storm, an immune system that normally functions to protect us, makes us sick. To damp down the inappropriate activity, drugs like steroids are used to modulate the immune reaction. Steroids have also been used to treat cytokine storm, to varying but usually modest or no success."