It almost seems like the Feds are trying to kill me.
I’ve had immunoglobulin shots before, when exposed to Hepatitis A, to prevent an infection, and it worked. Almost any heath care professional will have used the measure some time in their career. IG therapy has been a standard for short term prevention for 50 years.
IG injections essentially give you 2 to 3 months of passive immunity, like a temporary vaccine. There are no doubt millions of high risk people who live with school age children who face very likely exposure in September who could avoid a life threatening disease course by making this available.
The doctors currently working in the IV Convalescent Plasma trial endorse the idea and manufacturers are ready to scale up the production, but the FDA refuses to allow it.