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Antibody Treatment To Help Keep High-Risk Coronavirus Patients Out Of Hospitals

KCBS, Feb. 9, 2021 (Video)

February 9, 2021

Antibody Treatment To Help Keep High-Risk Coronavirus Patients Out Of Hospitals

An infusion center was set up at UC Irvine Health in Orange, where nearly 200 newly diagnosed coronavirus patients came for a special IV treatment. Doctors say in nearly every case the monoclonal antibody medication, or BAM, has kept some high-risk coronavirus patients out of the hospital. “We have found that 97 percent in our last data lock 97 percent of patients have never, 99 percent never come into the hospital,” said Dr. Alpesh Amin, Professor and Chair of UCI’s Department of Medicine.