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COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
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The antibody drug bamlanivimab may prevent COVID-19 illness in residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, stated drugmaker Eli Lilly recently.
The company revealed that residents and staff who were given the drug had up to 57% decreased risk of getting COVID-19 in comparison with others at the same facility who were given a placebo. The risk was decreased by up to 80% among nursing home residents only. The study recruited over 1,000 residents and staff at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities and a large proportion of the individuals tested negative at study initiation. Some received the drug while others received placebo infusions… (HT – AP, January 22, 2021)