Gianforte holds press conference to promote COVID-19 treatment, encourages vaccination
Last updated 10/22/2021 at 11:49am
Gov. Greg Gianforte held a press conference Thursday to announce the opening of a monoclonal antibody treatment clinic at St. James Healthcare in Butte, one he hopes will be a model for more throughout the state.
Gianforte said COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise in Montana, driven by the delta variant which is straining the state’s health care system and endangering Montanans, particularly the unvaccinated who make up almost 90 percent of COVID-19 hospitalizations.
On top of that, he said, Montana has now lost more than 2,200 people to the virus.
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