DeSantis Misleads on Omicron-Resistant COVID-19 Antibody Treatments

Posted on AllSides January 27th, 2022
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After the Food and Drug Administration pulled its authorization of two COVID-19 antibody drugs because the treatments are highly unlikely to work against the omicron variant, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida misleadingly claimed the decision had been made “without a shred of clinical data” to support it. There may not be data from patients, but lab studies strongly suggest the treatments will not help omicron-infected people.

On Jan. 24, the FDA announced it was no longer authorizing two COVID-19 monoclonal antibody drugs in the U.S., given evidence that they are “highly unlikely”...

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