In today’s news: Wearing a mask and getting the vaccine will protect you from hospitalization. The vaccine is highly effective against serious disease .
Also in today’s news: Doctors recommend getting monoclonal antibody infusion for those at risk of hospitalization. Protection from vaccines declining and people will need booster shots. This article clearly states that research shows that more shots are needed for the variants. ALSO critical to note, the monoclonal antibody protection is only temporary as well but lasts long enough to keep you from dying of acute illness. There’s tons of Covid treatment info here.
If you are in the high risk category, if you get sick, immediately go to the hospital and request the monoclonal antibody infusion.
Just take a look at the astronomical costs of these monoclonal antibody treatments for cancer and autoimmune diseases and you might start to have questions about who would want this treatment to be used for covid and who would not. https://www.goodrx.com/monoclonal-antibodies Reading this article about why monoclonals are so expensive makes me nauseous! https://www.bmj.com/bmj/section-pdf/187706?path=/bmj/345/7887/Feature.full.pdf
The article above says the antibodies are time-consuming to produce, which is why they cost so much, even though the materials are very inexpensive. It also says that over time the manufacturing costs have been greatly reduced, but not the price. The main reason they cost a lot is because the price was set high when mAbs were a new type of drug. Even when they could lower the price, they don’t because of profits.
“As of December 21, 2020, nearly 100 therapeutic mAbs have been approved by the U.S. FDA and by 2025, the global market is projected to be valued at US$300 billion.”-https://www.rgare.com/knowledge-center/media/articles/the-monoclonal-antibody-revolution-what-insurers-need-to-know
I’m not an expert on any of this. I’m just trying to understand what is going on and sharing what I discovered today. Let me know your thoughts on the current Covid Chaos.