Post-severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Hospitalizations as a Sentinel for Emergence of Viral Variants in New York City

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jun 12;8(8):ofab313. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofab313. eCollection 2021 Aug.


We partnered with the US Department of Health and Human Services to treat high-risk, nonadmitted coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients with bamlanivimab in the Bronx, New York per Emergency Use Authorization criteria. Increasing posttreatment hospitalizations were observed monthly between December 2020 and March 2021 in parallel to the emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 variants in New York City.

PMID:34458391 | PMC:PMC8391090 | DOI:10.1093/ofid/ofab313