Fauci Agrees with FL. Gov. DeSantis: Antibody Treatment Can Reduce Coronavirus Hospitalization by 70% to 85%

The left-wing media and Democrats have vilified Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for promoting antibody treatments to help people recover from the coronavirus, but now infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci is agreeing with the popular doctor.

On Tuesday, Fauci claimed that antibody treatment can reduce hospitalizations by 70 percent to 80 percent.

“So, bottom line is: This is a very effective intervention for COVID-19,” Fauci said at a White House press briefing. “It is underutilized, and we recommend strongly that we utilize this to its fullest.”

The Washington Examiner reported on Fauci’s pivot to embrace what DeSantis has been saying:

Fauci is not the first person to recommend the antibodies, as DeSantis endorsed the same treatments in early August. An investigation from the Associated Press questioned the financial ties between DeSantis’s top donor and the company producing the antibodies, casting doubt on the governor’s motivations for promoting the treatments.

DeSantis sent a letter to the Associated Press after the report was published, criticizing the outlet for implying that his support for the treatment was politically driven.

“You succeeded in publishing a misleading, clickbait headline about one of your political opponents, but at the expense of deterring individuals infected with COVID from seeking life-saving treatment, which will cost lives,” the governor’s letter said. “Was it worth it?”

Products from Eli Lilly, Regeneron, and GSK/Vir were endorsed by Fauci as valid antibody treatments. 

The Examiner said all three have received emergency use authorizations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) opening the way for adults and children ages 12 and up to be eligible to receive the antibodies. – READ MORE