A nationwide shortage of monoclonal antibody therapies and oral antiviral medications used to treat COVID-19 patients has prompted local hospital officials to adjust treatment protocols, prioritizing the patients at highest risk for developing serious illness.
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According to the Iowa’s public health’s weekly coronavirus report, those not fully vaccinated — like Samantha Morris, 24 — account for 88 percent of patients in COVID-19 intensive care. Morris was put on a ventilator and ECMO machine during her 51-day stay at St. Luke’s.
Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids announced new steps to develop its cardiovascular program as part of officials’ ongoing goal to grow the heart program as its patient numbers continue to climb. “We wouldn’t have gone down that path unless we were pretty confident.”