Gov. Ron DeSantis Announces Opening Of Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Site In Fight Against COVID

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ORLANDO (CBSMiami/NSF) – On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the opening of a state-supported tract offering monoclonal antibody treatment successful the combat against COVID.

Up to 320 radical tin person attraction astatine the site, which is located astatine Orlando’s Camping World Stadium.

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DeSantis, who promised that further sites would unfastened successful the coming days, said helium wanted to beforehand the availability of the attraction and to grow entree to it.

The politician besides said infirmary officials study that “well implicit 90%” of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 aren’t vaccinated, but they besides person not had monoclonal antibody treatment to assistance combat the infection.

The attraction provides a impermanent but contiguous boost to the immune system. DeSantis called the attraction a “tool successful the toolbox” that should beryllium utilized but said helium thinks it has been “underpublicized.”

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Former President Donald Trump received the experimental attraction successful October aft being hospitalized with COVID-19. DeSantis opened a akin tract successful Jacksonville past week.

The governor’s Orlando announcement came arsenic Florida hospitals reported astir 84% of their beds were filled and that astir 24% of the patients successful the beds person COVID-19, according to information maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

As of Monday, Florida had 15,962 patients hospitalized with confirmed oregon suspected COVID-19 infections, and 37 hospitals reported having captious staffing shortages, according to information hospitals study to the national government.

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