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Demand for a COVID-19 treatment called monoclonal antibodies is outpacing supply at some Illinois hospitals and clinics as surge continues

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It can be tough, Thiel said, to find appropriate spaces to provide the infusions, given that the patients who are receiving them are COVID-19 positive. Also, the system has limited staff who can administer the treatments, partly because of nationwide staff shortages and partly because many of them are still so focused on other efforts to combat COVID-19, such as giving vaccinations and administering tests, he said.

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