Dr. Patel, CEO of Avail Hospital Lake Charles, stopped by the Jamz studio to announce they are providing a new therapy to fight COVID in patients who've been recently diagnosed or exposed to someone who tested positive. Doc explained that the new therapy is called Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Therapy. Below is how and why, this new therapy works to prevent further COVID-19 symptoms within 10 or less of infection.

To be clear, this is an effective treatment that lowers the risk of serious infection caused by COVID-19 and allows patients to recover faster. Monoclonal antibody therapy is not a substitute for the COVID vaccination. Everyone 12yrs and older is highly urged to get vaccinated to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and end the pandemic.

The Monoclonal Antibody Infusion is a manmade antibody made specifically to kill the spike protein of the coronavirus, which is why is such a successful treatment. It is only used on patients that has had COVID  for 10 days or less, or at high risk like over the age of 65, have hypertension, diabetes and other underline health issues. Monoclonal therapy stops the virus in its tracks and doesn't allow it, as Dr. Patel said "to open the door of your bodies defensive mechanism and continue to infect or cause severe illness, hospitalization or death."

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