One of the reasons hospitals are being overwhelmed. Thank the fauch for that. Covid Antibody Drugs Go Unused as Need Soars. We have some great drugs that were approved by the FDA that aren’t being used. Why? Well the self proclaimed loon outfit headed by the Fauch ( NIH ) is telling folks to run to the hospitals for the vaccine or ICU treatment. I guess they want to send these drugs back for more testing. SMH.
One of the drugs were given to President Trump when he came down with the COVID. President Trump had taken one of the treatments, made by Regeneron, in October and promoted it as a “cure.” Early trial data had shown the treatments could keep people at risk of severe disease out of the hospital if administered soon after infection with the coronavirus. What I find upsetting is that the FDA wasn’t good enough for the fauch on these drugs, but was when it came to the vaccine. We have this from NPR.
The federal government has purchased 1.2 million doses of these drugs and allocated more than 300,000 of those doses to states and territories. But Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser to the federal government’s Operation Warp Speed, says initial surveys suggest only 5% to 20% of the drug that has been delivered has actually been used.
People over 65 or those with preexisting conditions such as obesity are eligible for the drugs, which means hundreds of thousands of people could potentially be in line to get them every week.