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Demand for key option for COVID treatment increases | Somerset

A key treatment option for those who get mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms is growing in use, health care professionals said during a media conference Friday.

The treatment is monoclonal antibodies infusion.

Basically, the therapy reduces the likelihood of a patient experiencing severe effects of COVID-19 that can place them in a hospital, perhaps on a ventilator or even death from complications of the virus, health care officials said.



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“The demand for monoclonal antibodies therapy has more than quadrupled in the last three weeks,” said Tami Minnier, UPMC chief quality officer. “We now have 45 sites able to perform the treatment.”






Tami Minnier

Tami Minnier, chief quality officer at UPMC, discusses the importance of COVID-19 vaccines during a media conference Friday.


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