Saturday, November 13, 2021

A doctor's advice on monoclonal antibody infusion for Covid

"To all my friends who are over 65 and those with high-risk health conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, and/or BMI>25. If you test positive for Covid, call your doctor immediately, even if you don't feel like you have a severe case. Ask your doctor to refer you for a monoclonal antibody infusion. It is a one-hour intravenous infusion, one time only, given in the ER or in an outpatient infusion center. It must be given in the first 10 days after symptoms develop, and cannot be given once your oxygen levels drop or you become sick enough to be admitted to the hospital. It will decrease your risk of hospitalization or death by at least 75%. Likewise, if you are high risk and someone in your household tests positive, a monoclonal antibody infusion can protect you from getting the disease. It's crazy how many people I am encountering who have no idea that this is available. The current administration has barely mentioned the one treatment that can actually HELP SAVE LIVES, so please spread the word! 

The Biden Administration is doing a horrible job of publicizing a lifesaving treatment. Among the several doctors I know, I have not heard a single one report that this treatment made things worse or did not make things better. Obviously, since it does not prevent hospitalization or death 100%, there must be some cases where it did not help, but I have not heard of any."

Houston Methodist: "Monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy, also called monoclonal antibody infusion treatment, is a way of treating COVID-19. The goal of this therapy is to help prevent hospitalizations, reduce viral loads and lessen symptom severity.

This type of therapy relies on monoclonal antibodies. These are antibodies that are similar to the ones your body would naturally make in response to infection. However, monoclonal antibodies are mass-produced in a laboratory and are designed to recognize a specific component of this virus — the spike protein on its outer shell.

By targeting the spike protein, these specific antibodies interfere with the virus' ability to attach and gain entry into human cells. They give the immune system a leg up until it can mount its own response.

This therapy can be extremely effective, but it's not a replacement for vaccination. The community still needs to step up and get vaccinated to break the virus' chain of transmission."What Is Monoclonal Antibody Therapy & Who Is Eligible to Receive It? | Houston Methodist On Health

Monoclonal antibody infusion Ohio Health locations
for central Ohio

OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital
335 Glessner Ave
Mansfield, OH 44903

OhioHealth Marion Infusion Services
1000 McKinley Park Dr
Marion, OH 43302

OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital
921 E Franklin St
Kenton, OH 43326

OhioHealth at Home Infusion Center
800 McConnell Dr
Columbus, OH 43214

OhioHealth Grant Medical Center
290 East Town St
Columbus, OH 43215

OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital
30 Herrold Ave
Athens, OH 45701

OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital
1375 Stringtown Rd
Grove City, OH 43123

OhioHealth Westerville Medical Campus
260 Polaris Parkway
Westerville, OH 43082

OhioHealth Lewis Center Health Center
7853 Pacer Dr
Delaware, OH 43015

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