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Florida to launch antibody treatment ‘strike teams’ as COVID-19 patients flood hospitals

Florida is launching a rapid response unit to administer monoclonal antibody therapies to residents fighting COVID-19, and developing “strike teams” to deliver the treatment directly to long-term care facilities, as Florida struggles with record-high hospitalizations. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the state’s efforts to increase monoclonal antibody therapies on Thursday. The first rapid response unit is opening in […]

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Are survivors of COVID-19 actually immune from getting it again?

Survivors of the COVID-19 virus are just thankful to be alive, but new research shows that claims survivors can’t be reinfected may be false. Ron Rice recounts his experience with the coronavirus as scary. “My blood pressure was only 80 over 40 and my temperature was … I believe it’s like a hundred seven or […]

Lee County to begin testing antibodies to prepare for a possible second wave

Lee County will begin testing antibodies to stay prepared for a possible second wave of coronavirus. The county is teaming up with Florida Gulf Coast University researchers for a new study and they need your help. We asked viewers on our Facebook page if they would be willing to get tested for antibodies and 75 […]

COVID-19 may have been in SWFL earlier than thought

Could the coronavirus have been in Southwest Florida prior to when the state recorded the first case? A Collier County woman believes she may have had it in January. Lee Health announced Southwest Florida’s first case on March 7, but Thais Tepper of Chokoloskee said her antibody results confirm she was infected before the first […]

Antibody tests heading to state-run testing sites

Were you sick over the winter and didn’t know what you had? Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the state has 200,000 antibody tests that could tell you if you’ve had the coronavirus. The tests will go to state-run testing sites, but it’s unclear if the site at CenturyLink Sports Complex will receive them. Currently, they do […]