Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke in Fort Myers Wednesday at the Florida Department of Health – Lee.
His message: Early treatment saves lives.
DeSantis continued his tour across the state touting the success of monoclonal antibody treatment. “Since we’ve been doing those treatments, we’ve seen a decline in the hospital census for COVID, we’ve seen a decline in the emergency visits for COVID”
However, at Lee Health, their census reached 100% hospital capacity on Monday.
During the news conference, DeSantis invited three people who received the monoclonal antibody treatment at the state-run sites in Southwest Florida. All three feel like it saved them from being hospitalized.
DeSantis continued to promote the vaccine as the first line of defense against the virus.
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“I think what we’re seeing is the vaccinations are necessary, not sufficient; you’ve gotta have something on the back end too. You’ve gotta have treatment options,” he added.
Watch the full news conference below or click here.