Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and his administration promoted early treatment for COVID-19 at an event in Ocala, Florida, on Friday, extending his reputation as the leader of the freest State in the United States.
Key Point: As mentioned at the presser, the treatment plan is ideal for people who are immunocompromised or those who have a history of adverse reactions to vaccinations.
“According to clinical trials, recipients of this new monoclonal antibody therapy saw a 77 percent reduced risk of developing COVID-19,” said State Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo.
According to clinical trials, recipients of this new monoclonal antibody therapy saw a 77 percent reduced risk of developing COVID-19. We must provide protection options for all, & FL will continue to respond to COVID-19 with tangible, innovative solutions.
— Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD (@FLSurgeonGen) December 17, 2021
“Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo to announce a new long-acting COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy from AstraZeneca will be available for moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals, such as cancer patients and transplant recipients, at numerous health care provider locations in Florida, upon allocation from the federal government. A one pager about Evusheld can be found here.
“This monoclonal is a new tool for some of our most vulnerable Floridians and we are happy to make this available throughout the state,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Florida has been a leader in advocating for early treatment of COVID-19 and the availability of this new monoclonal is a continuation of the state’s efforts. Florida will continue to use a comprehensive approach to respond to COVID-19 and promote healthy living through Healthier You.”
Governor DeSantis also discussed Healthier You, the Florida Department of Health’s new initiative which serves as a one-stop shop for Floridians to access resources to promote a healthy lifestyle.
“According to clinical trials, recipients of this new monoclonal antibody therapy saw a 77 percent reduced risk of developing COVID-19,” said State Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo. “Under Governor DeSantis’ leadership, Florida continues safeguarding vulnerable populations and providing protection options to all. Beyond COVID-19, our Healthier You initiative bolsters efforts to improve Floridians knowledge of how to best support their overall health.”
From staying active to learning new recipes and boosting your nutritional intake, the Florida Department of Health works through Healthier You to educate the public on ways to improve habits and overall health. This is a resource that encourages Floridians of all ages to get active, go outside, improve nutrition, including vitamin D intake, or learn about COVID-19.
From Forbes breaking news is footage of press conference:
Local CBS News reported:
“Governor Ron DeSantis, alongside State Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, has announced a new treatment to prevent getting COVID-19.
At a news conference outside the Ocala Regional Medical Center, DeSantis said Florida is adding the preventative monoclonal antibody therapy, EvuShield, to its arsenal in combatting the spread and treatment of the virus
However, EvuShield is different than other monoclonal antibody treatments, like Regeneron and sotrovimab, which are used to treat patients after they’ve been infected. EvuShield is used as a long-term preventative for people who have not yet been exposed or infected with COVID-19.
The FDA authorized emergency use of EvuShield on December 8 for adults and children 12 and older with serious health problems or allergies who can’t get adequate protection from vaccination. It’s made by AstraZeneca.
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