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Number of people getting monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 'skyrockets'

[KARE11 News, October 08, 2021] Doctors are seeing a surge in the number of people using a type of medication that treats COVID-19. It's called monoclonal antibodies and experts say it's highly effective, but it's not for everybody.

When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized monoclonal antibodies, Allina Health started using it as early as January.

But the health system's lead physician for the treatment says most people declined it then. That's changing rapidly.

"Now almost 80% opt in to get it and 20% are declining it, so that's one change," says Dr. Venkat Iyer. 

Posted on October 08, 2021 in coronavirus

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