Gov. Abbott To Discuss Distributon of COVID-19 Antibody TODAY at 1
Today, Thursday, November 19, Governor Greg Abbott will hold a press conference to talk about the distribution of the first antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, in Texas. The drug is called Bamlanivimab, and it's for people 12 and older with mild or moderate COVID-19 not requiring hospitalization, according to the Associated Press.
The governor is slated to speak at 1 p.m. in Lubbock, Texas. He will be joined by Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner John Hellerstedt, Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd, and University of Texas System Executive Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs John Zerwas.
The news conference will be live-streamed HERE. There could be delays in the timing of the stream. So, the site recommends checking back if the stream isn't live at 1 p.m.
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration allowed for the emergency use of the drug in homes that it will help combat the virus that has killed more than 250,000 Americans as of Wednesday.
Last week during a wave of radio and TV interviews, the Governor acknowledged the state is definitely seeing a virus spike, but that he has no intentions of a lockdown for the state of Texas.