Published On: Sun, Sep 19th, 2021

‘Some of Them Will Die’: Alabama Hit Hard by Monoclonal Antibody Rationing

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The federal government’s sudden rationing of monoclonal antibody treatments, which are keeping Americans who get COVID-19 out of hospitals, is hitting Alabama hard, with some sites already running out of or projected to run out of supply soon. The antibodies are highly successful at stemming the effects of COVID-19, which is caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, when given to patients soon after they contract the disease. But a huge jump in demand in recent weeks has left what some officials have described as a national shortage, triggering the federal government to intervene and start doling out what’s left. Stringfellow Memorial Hospital in Anniston, Alabama, didn’t have any of the antibodies on the premises on Sept. 15, according to Dr. Almena Free, vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer. Other facilities in Jefferson and Huntsville counties were struggling to source enough of the treatment, Dr. David Thrasher, a …

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