A Maryland doctor said he was forced to cancel monoclonal antibody infusions for about 250 people last week after the treatments were halted as the treatment was designed for the Delta variant rather than the more recent Omicron variant.
“I am as angry as I possibly can be about this,” Dr. Ron Elfenbein, the medical director and CEO of FirstCall Medical Center in Gambrills, Maryland, told Fox News on Wednesday.
“The fact that these people are so adamant that they’re right when they’re using faulty data and they’re using faulty logic and frankly statistical modeling that has never been correct, ever, throughout this entire pandemic, to look at this, is just beyond the pale….
“People are definitely going to die because of this or need hospitalization because [health officials] misread the statistics.”
Many places nationwide are reporting shortages or outages of antibody transfusions, citing federal shortages until January.
ICYMI: Several Texas cities are OUT of monoclonal antibody infusions. Cities are Austin, El Paso, Fort Worth and The Woodlands. Won’t be restocked until January when the government sends out more. pic.twitter.com/tPk2PXSXoo
— Markie Martin (@MarkieMartin) December 28, 2021
The mistake is not only a concern, but could be a deadly error for some COVID-19 patients in need of life-saving treatment.
The Biden administration has yet to answer the reasons behind the shortages, increasing frustrations regarding the concerning matter.