Governor Abbott says antibody therapy drug like President Trump got coming soon to Lubbock

State News

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (Photo by Lynda M. Gonzalez-Pool/Getty Images)

LUBBOCK, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday said a new antibody therapy will get distributed in Texas “in just a few days” and Lubbock would be a priority to receive it.

“This is breaking news,” Abbott said during an interview with Lubbock TV station KCBD.

“This is a drug that is similar to the Regeneron drug that the president took and recovered from COVID so quickly,” Abbott said. “This one is an antibody therapy and we hope to have that delivered to Lubbock next week.”

Abbott on Wednesday also announced that additional medical personnel from the state will come to Lubbock and El Paso.

Abbott already dispatched state medical resources to Lubbock back in mid-October. A state incident response team set up a medical tent at Covenant Women’s and Children’s on Wednesday. The state plans to set up a similar medical tent at University Medical Center on Thursday.

Abbott said vaccines from Pfizer and Maderna are nearly ready.

“We are prepared to deliver all of these, and these vaccines, of course, will inoculate someone from getting covid-19,” Abbott said. “I would anticipate the distribution of those to the Lubbock region, occurring Maybe as early as late November.”

Related Story: Gov. Abbott to send additional resources to Lubbock to combat COVID-19

Related Story: City of Lubbock reports 446 new COVID-19 cases, 4 additional deaths

Related Story: Covenant to address local rise in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

Lubbock and Lubbock County combined suffered another four deaths from COVID-19 and 446 new cases on Wednesday. The local death toll stood at 257 on Wednesday.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

COVID-19 SAFETY TIPS

COVID Tip: Wash Your Hands

COVID Tip: Cover When Coughing and Sneezing

COVID Tip: Disinfecting

COVID Tip: Cover Your Mouth

COVID Tip: Avoid Close Contact

COVID-19 Tip: Disinfect Areas

COVID-19 Tip: Wash Hands Often

ValleyCentral App Links

App Store Link
Google Play Link
More Throwback Thursday