Area doctors supportive of 2 new COVID-19 treatment options

Two new treatment options will soon be available in local hospitals and pharmacies.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved an injection or infusion option as well as antibody pill to help fight COVID-19.

"Monoclonal antibodies target the spike protein on the outside of the virus and they need to be given as an injection or infusion," said Dr. Ryan Bariola, infectious diseases director, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, "whereas the oral antivirals, they're pills, they can be taken and target different parts of the virus lifecycle."

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