There had been much misinformation and reckless accusations regarding the monoclonal antibodies and the anti-virals available for early disease Covid. Please don’t listen to politicians or candidates. Here is some good information and websites.
The anti-virals are in pharmacies! I’ve a couple of doctor friends who have already written for Pfizer’s anti-viral (PAXLOVID™). Merck’s product is molnupiravir. Molnupiravir is a bit trickier in prescribing as it has some drug/drug interactions. Your physicians will need with either of the anti-virals a complete list of all the prescription meds, OTC products or herbs/holistic products you might be on. Please provide that info, as some serious drug/drug interactions can occur.
As far as the mAB’s, much false information is out there, with politicians accusing some of not allowing effective products. All that is nonsense and it just HAS to stop.
I am surmising that Maryland is in a state of Omicron driving the Covid infections with the dramatic spike straight up. Glaxo’s sotrovimab is the mAB for Omicron. The prior mAB’s will not work for Omicron.
Here are several HHS and CDC websites with good information.
HHS Website for locations to receive mAB therapy. While the website is still talking about the prior mAB’s which we are not using for Omicron, I’ve been told the supply is or will be coming in with sotrovimab. And the website should be updated soon.
Covid treatment guidelines:
The high-risk patient type to be considered priority for therapy:
A great Table of Clinical Data for the Covid mAB’s: https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/tables/table-a/
Please understand that these products are difficult products to manufacture. With the demand resulting from Omicron infections, these products will be prioritized. Your doctor will know how the supply chain is working. Understand that certain criteria are designed to get the therapeutic to the patient most in need. This is just the way it will be until production meets demand. I can assure you that all the pharma/biotech companies are putting all manufacturing capability into the production.
I’m still a believer in prevention with the COVI vaccine. There is far too much disinformation out there on the safety and efficacy of the vaccines. The vaccination is your BEST prevention. I’d never recommend therapy in place of vaccination. Please talk with your physicians about vaccination if you have questions.