Unvaccinated Floridians embrace COVID-19 antibody treatment -- but so do the vaccinated
Regeneron Clinic worker looks out the doorway of one of the buildings providing the monoclonal antibody treatment at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, on Aug. 17, 2021. - Willie J. Allen Jr./Orlando Sentinel/TNS

It isn’t just people who are unvaccinated using Florida’s 25 monoclonal antibody treatment clinics, according to Florida officials. About 45% of the more than 135,000 people who have received the COVID-19 treatment were fully vaccinated, state officials estimate. In parts of the state with higher vaccination rates, such as Miami-Dade County, the percentage has been as much as 60%. But do vaccinated people with breakthrough cases and mild symptoms need to get monoclonal antibody treatment? The question of who should be prioritized is drawing debate in the medical community. The pricey drug cock...