Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pushes antibody treatment for COVID-19 as cases continue to spike

In hopes of providing relief to hospitals dealing with a surge of coronavirus cases, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced the opening of a mobile unit in Jacksonville to provide monoclonal antibody treatment to people with COVID-19.

DeSantis, who has rejected ideas such as requiring masks in schools, said monoclonal antibody treatment “is the best shot we got to keep people out of the hospital and keep them safe.”

The number of COVID-19 patients in Florida hospitals has skyrocketed over the past several weeks because of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus.…