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Monoclonal antibody treatment by Eli Lilly found to cut risk of serious COVID-19, drugmaker reports – USA TODAY

A study of nursing home residents found the monoclonal antibody treatment bamlanivimab cut risk of COVID-19 by up to 80%, maker Eli Lilly announced.

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The first COVID case in the U.S. was found in January, 2020. One year later, the numbers surrounding the pandemic are alarming.
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A drug developed by Eli Lilly and Company dramatically reduced the risk of developing symptomatic COVID-19 among nursing home residents, the company found.
Of 299 residents, half of whom received a placebo, those randomized to receive the drug bamlanivimab had up to an 80% lower risk of contracting COVID-19, according to a study that has not yet been published.

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