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Dr. Ed, Dr. Patton discuss antibody infusion, COVID-19 treatment, child vaccines

Published: Nov. 5, 2021 at 4:04 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Dr. Ed Dominguez, an infectious disease specialist, and Dr. Theresa Patton, an OB/Gyn, joined East Texas Now to discuss viewer questions regarding COVID-19.

Dr. Ed spoke about the monoclonal antibody infusion, saying it is the most effective treatment available right now. He said the Merck pill that was approved yesterday in the United Kingdom could be a treatment option in the future.

Dr. Ed also gave his theory regarding masks functioning as protection for allergies.

Dr. Patton explained studies of immune responses for children with the vaccine. She also offered prediction for the approval of vaccines for 2 to 4-year-olds.

Dr. Patton also discussed the results of studies of new mothers who have been vaccinated and their infants.

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