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Fri Aug 27, 2021, 10:00 AM

monoclonal antibodies

I just got off the phone with a guy wo got the antibody treatment. He is in Florida. Hw knows it saved his life and his entire family's lives.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Fri Aug 27, 2021, 10:04 AM

1. Are they vaxxed?

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Response to GPV (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 27, 2021, 10:05 AM

2. I doubt it

I had an interesting discussion with him. I was on a business call so I had to play it safe.

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Response to Casady1 (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 27, 2021, 10:05 AM

3. Ah. Yeah, that's tricky. Hopefully they got shots.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Fri Aug 27, 2021, 10:08 AM

4. Oddly, the far right hates the vax but loves the monoclonal

Stuff. Go figure.

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Response to Tomconroy (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 27, 2021, 10:20 AM

5. They don't call them "reactionaries" for nothing. (nt)

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Fri Aug 27, 2021, 10:36 AM

6. It's a good treatment if you can get it.

Vaccines are readily available and are much cheaper to produce.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 07:12 PM

8. Monoclonal antibodies is a SHORT TERM treatment,id.. & can't be used in lieu of a vaccines

I am fully vaxxed and will be getting a booster as soon as the guidelines are formally announced. I will use monoclonal if I test postivie or I am exposed. However Monoclonals are not a substitute for vaccination

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 07:14 PM

9. Vaccines are taken to prevent covid or serious complications from it.

With vaccines, you make your own antibodies in your own body. Your antibodies are then ready to fight the infection.
Monoclonal antibodies is something you take to treat covid, after you are already infected. If you got infected already, it's too late for the vaccines.
Because antibodies are so much more expensive than a vaccine, it really doesn't make much sense to use them widely as a preventative instead of a vaccine. They also don't last long.
So you would have to be regularly infused with antibodies if you want them as a preventative.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 07:08 PM

7. Monoclonal antibodies are great but they are no substitute for vaccinations

If I test positive for COVID, I will get monoclonal antibody treatment as soon as possible. I have a number of risk factors and under state and CDC guidelines I qualify for monoclonal treatment if I am exposed or test positive. Monoclonal treatments are great but they do not replace vaccinations.



While antibody treatments can be very effective, doctors say they're not a substitute for vaccines —something Johnson said he has now learned first-hand. He said he now plans on getting vaccinated.

"My wife was vaccinated. I wasn't. She stayed sick for two days. I stayed sick for ten, and it was miserable. Absolutely miserable," he said.

Monoclonal antibodies typically cost more than $1,000 per dose, but governments buy them and send them to hospitals and clinics so people can get them at little to no cost. However, supply is limited, and depending on the location, it might not be that easy to get.

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