January 03, 2022
But for those thinking that the availability of these treatments means it’s safe to let their guard down against this deadly virus, Dr. Jaya Kumar, the chief medical officer at Swedish Medical Center, has a stern warning: They aren’t cures for COVID-19, and they don’t always work.
“These therapies exist, but they’re not without risks. They’re not without side effects. They're not 100 percent [effective],” Kumar said. “You could still progress to severe illness and death.”