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As COVID Cases Drop, Local Infectious Disease Experts Pierone, Ramgopal Weigh In | Opinion

Laurence Reisman | Oct 01,2021

“Things are better,” said Pierone, who, like Ramgopal, since late 2020 has helped COVID-19 patients get better with infused monoclonal antibody treatments. “A few weeks ago, it was really bad.”

This Florida Monoclonal Antibody Clinic Is Maxed Out

Amanda D'Ambrosio | Aug 25,2021

Gerald Pierone, MD, gets regular phone calls from COVID-19 patients and their family members, asking for a spot at his monoclonal antibody clinic in Vero Beach, Florida.

But as infections continue to surge throughout the state, the clinic is often full.

Vaccine Booster Shots Available Locally Now For Those Eligible

Michelle Genz | Aug 19,2021


Even before Friday’s change, booster shots were being given in Indian River County on a case-by-case basis by Dr. Gerald Pierone, an infectious disease specialist and founder of the Whole Family Health Center.

Pierone has also been seeking to increase awareness of another drug treatment, the monoclonal antibody cocktail REGEN-COV, made by Regeneron.

TC Palm - Unvaccinated? Here's Where You Can Get A Free COVID-19 Vaccine To Protect Yourself, Others

Lindsey Leake | Aug 13,2021

Nearly 367,000 Treasure Coast residents — about 56% of the population — had been at least partially inoculated against COVID-19 through Aug. 12, according to the Florida Department of Health's latest data.

As unvaccinated patients fill local hospitals in record numbers, health officials urge the remainder of the community to get the vaccine as soon as possible — not only to protect themselves, but also others.

TC Palm - COVID Surge: What If We Had Just Listened To Local Doctors Pierone, Ramgopal? | Opinion

Laurence Reisman | Aug 06,2021

“We will start seeing protected pods or bubbles of fully immunized individuals who will interact with other family members and friends who have also been fully immunized,” he wrote to me in February, citing the safety of small groups whose members were careful elsewhere, too. “Members of these bubbles will be able to have social events without the need for social distancing and masking as long as they exclude others who are nonimmune.”

Looking back, Pierone’s last nine words were prescient. He cited the possible spread of COVID-19 by asymptomatic vaccinated people to the unvaccinated.

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