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- REGENERON: Lakeland Regional Health has ramped up the number of monoclonal antibody treatments it can provide. LRH follows the FDA guideline of reserving the treatment for people who have tested positive for COVID-19; the state of Florida’s Regeneron site at Lakes Church also accepts individuals who have been in close contact with a confirmed case. | MORE: LRH info
- ALTERNATIVE COVID TREATMENTS are being touted by a majority of Polk County commissioners in a letter to Gov. DeSantis written by Commissioner Neil Combee. Commissioners on Tuesday take a formal vote on the letter, which promotes options such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine that are not approved by the FDA and shunned by pubic health experts. | ALSO: News Channel 8
- JUDGE’S MEMORIAL: A public memorial service for the late Judge Oliver Green is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Aerospace Center for Excellence on the SUN ’n FUN Expo Campus.
Source: The Ledger
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Please remember that Regeneron is not a substitute for a vaccination. This additional promotion of other, unproven and untested treatments are at best dangerous because they divert attention and focus on an a possible alternative that does not (and cannot) eliminate the virus. The ultimate goal is to prevent the virus’s spread and therefore eliminate the possible infection of others and any mutations which could may well be harder to treat. The longer it stays, the more dangerous it becomes.
Folks in a position of influence in our community need to thoughtfully consider the disservice they do to folks they claim to care about. Shame on them! Why would the county commission waste their time and possibly give any voice this nonsense by Mr. Combee? I say just ignore ignorance.
As my old friend used say “when an intelligent person and a fool are arguing, it’s hard to tell which one is which” – Luis Stringer.
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