Why Are Floridians Lining Up for Hours to Get Antibody Treatments?

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The photo is startling and heart-wrenching. One woman lies in the middle of the floor, a translucent blue poncho draped over her tank top, her face pressed against the carpet. Another woman is on the floor nearby, curled up with her back to the wall. “Moaning, crying, unable to move,” the accompanying Reddit post says, describing sick people waiting hours to receive an experimental treatment. The picture was taken in mid-August, in a library in downtown Jacksonville, where COVID-19 patients waited for monoclonal antibody treatments.

And from Tampa, a video shows car after car lined up as people waited for the same treatment at a pop-up site in the middle of an otherwise empty field—even as plentiful vaccination sites in the area offered walk-in shots. Read more at Slate.

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