KMBC: Local hospitals in high demand of monoclonal antibodies to fight against omicron variant

January 18, 2022

Hospitals across the metro are still struggling to fight the surge of the omicron variant. Their new challenge: Receiving the antibody treatment for people who've become infected.

Three monoclonal antibodies have been helpful to treat people with COVID-19 and keep them out of the hospital. But health officials say now with the surge omicron only one of the antibodies works to fight the fast-spreading variant.

KMBC talked to Dr. Sarah Boyd, infectious disease physician on Saint Luke's COVID-19 Response Team, about what Saint Luke's Health System is doing.

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