DeSantis deploying ‘strike teams’ to administer treatments to vulnerable populations
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis mobilized a “rapid response unit” this week to administer monoclonal antibody treatments to state residents infected with COVID-19.
“This is the most effective treatment that we’ve yet encountered for people who are infected with Covid-19,” DeSantis said at a press conference Thursday. “This, applied early and properly, has the ability to reduce your likelihood of being hospitalized.”..
..Monoclonal antibodies are a lab-made version of convalescent plasma that can be administrated intravenously or by injection. The drug is manufactured by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and was notably used to treat former President Donald Trump when he tested positive for COVID-19 last year.