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Coronavirus

Japan eyes COVID antibody cocktail for homebound patients

Health ministry weighs care options outside hospitals amid bed shortage

The antibody treatment developed by U.S. company Regeneron was used to treat former President Trump.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's health ministry is working to approve at-home use of the COVID-19 antibody cocktail available to inpatients, as the country's surge in new cases forces many hospitals to reserve beds only for the sickest.

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