New COVID-19 Drug That Helps Prevent Hospitalization to Be Distributed in Texas
The new antibody therapy will be shipped weekly to Texas.
According to NewsWest 9, the drug therapy called Bamlanivimab, will help patients that have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have mild to moderate symptoms from being hospitalized.
The governor's office sent out a statement that hospitals in Texas will start receiving the drug this week:
"This initial allotment of bamlanivimab will help health care professionals effectively treat cases of COVID-19 within their communities and aid in reducing hospitalizations," Gov. Abbott said in a statement. "I thank the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for providing Texas with this crucial antibody therapy that will help keep Texans safe and mitigate the spread of COVID-19."
This is one of the drug therapies that was given to the President when he was diagnosed back in early October and is believed to be one of the things that got him over COVID-19 so quickly.