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Florida begins buying monoclonal antibody treatment doses directly

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that the state has begun purchasing doses of a monoclonal antibody treatment directly from the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, after the federal government last week took control of distribution of the COVID-19 treatments produced by other companies. DeSantis said the first purchase was for 3,000 doses of the drug sotrovimab, which was given […]

DeSantis holds Lee County news conference on monoclonal antibody treatment

Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke in Fort Myers Wednesday at the Florida Department of Health – Lee. His message: Early treatment saves lives. DeSantis continued his tour across the state touting the success of monoclonal antibody treatment. “Since we’ve been doing those treatments, we’ve seen a decline in the hospital census for COVID, we’ve seen a […]

Bonita Springs monoclonal antibody treatment site busy, appointments going fast

A new way to treat the coronavirus surge and take a load off our packed hospitals is in motion. Dozens of sick people showed up to get the monoclonal antibody treatment Monday at the Old Bonita Springs Library site. The site was busy, and appointments are all booked up through Wednesday morning. It’s a shot […]

Gov. DeSantis top donor invests in COVID-19 drug governor promotes

Gov. Ron DeSantis — who has been criticized for opposing mask mandates and vaccine passports — is now touting a COVID-19 antibody treatment in which a top donor’s company has invested millions of dollars. DeSantis has been flying around the state promoting a monoclonal antibody treatment sold by Regeneron, which was used on then-President Donald […]

Monoclonal antibody treatments come to Southwest Florida

Southwest Florida hospitals are currently filled with patients battling COVID-19. At Lee Health, 577 patients are being treated for the virus, 8 of whom are under the age of 18, and 798 people have died at Lee Health since the pandemic began, including 5 people on Tuesday. The use of monoclonal antibody treatments may help […]

State says monoclonal antibody treatment site slated for Lee County

A coronavirus treatment plan is on its way to Southwest Florida. Lee County confirmed Tuesday Florida Division of Emergency Management is planning add a monoclonal antibody treatment site in the county. People hope this lowers hospitalizations for COVID-19. The monoclonal antibody treatment is aimed to keep people out of the hospital by building antibodies for […]