How Monoclonal Antibodies Help Patients Fight COVID-19

Virus Outbreak Oregon Hospitals
A patient receives an IV drip as face masks hang from an IV pole at a hospital in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Nurses and doctors in Oregon say they are finding little relief with coronavirus infections spreading at record levels, taxing the capacity of many hospitals. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane) / Associated Press
Virus Outbreak Oregon Hospitals
A patient receives an IV drip as face masks hang from an IV pole at a hospital in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Nurses and doctors in Oregon say they are finding little relief with coronavirus infections spreading at record levels, taxing the capacity of many hospitals. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane) / Associated Press

How Monoclonal Antibodies Help Patients Fight COVID-19

Though not a cure for COVID-19, monoclonal antibodies have been proven to reduce hospitalization for COVID-19 positive patients. The FDA issued emergency-use authorization for the treatment last month, and former President Donald Trump also received the medicine when he contracted the virus.

Reset brings on a doctor from Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and a patient who received this treatment for more.

GUESTS: Dr. Chintan Mistry, emergency medicine physician at Advocate Christ Medical Center

Suguna Siramdasu, patient