Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Wednesday message to Michiganders to combat the latest surge of COVID-19 was much like last week’s message: Get vaccinated, continue to wear masks, social distance and regularly wash hands.
But if you happen to catch COVID-19, Whitmer highlighted a therapy — monoclonal antibodies —that has been available since December but somewhat underused.
So far, 6,600 people who have contracted COVID-19 within about 10 days have received the 21-minute infusion. In early March, Crain’s reported that about 4,000 people had received the antibodies.
“Sixty-five percent of patients report feeling better within two days and less than 5 percent