People Really Can't Get Over The Name Of The Newly Approved Coronavirus Drug

“The FDA granted emergency authorization to a new treatment for patients with the COVID-19 coronavirus infection this week. The drug is a monoclonal antibody therapy approved for mild to moderate infections in patients over the age of 12.  But people are having a hard time getting past one part of the experimental medication from Eli Lilly. It’s the name: Bamlanivimab.  Twitter users had some thoughts:  Congrats to David Lee Roth for winning Eli Lilly’s \”Name Our Covid-19 Drug\” contest!— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 10, 2020 oh, black bettybamlanivimabwhoa, black bettybamlanivimab— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) November 10, 2020 Top 5 Lovecraft Gods Ranked: 1. Shub-Niggurath2. Cthulhu3. Yog-Sothoth4. Hastur the Unspeakable5. Bamlanivimab— Ben Schwartz (@benschwartz_) November 10, 2020 it’s like they wrote “the drug is called” and suddenly something terrible happened— rachel axler (@rachelaxler) November 10, 2020 The hottest club in New York is BAMLANIVIMAB. It has everything.— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) November 10, 2020 “I put my thang down flip it and reverse it, it’s your bamlanivimab, it’s your bamlanivimab”— Robin Thede (@robinthede) November 10, 2020 no Im sorry you do not get to name the plague therapy \”bamlanivimab\”— Citizen Shane (@ShaneSheehy) November 10, 2020 How the fuck do you pronounce \”bamlanivimab\”— 💙 Koko 🥁 💙 (@Kokomothegreat) November 10, 2020 \”Bamlanivimab! Tastes just like candy.\” -Lucille Ball, drunk— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) November 10, 2020 Bamlanivimab. So close to being a palindrome that you have to wonder why they didn’t go all the way? I’m thinking \”Bamlanivinalmab\” would have nailed it.— Dr. Jason Martineau (@jasonamartineau) November 10, 2020 The only way bamlanivimab could be funnier is if it was for stroke prevention.— Amy I. (@cableknitjumper) November 10, 2020 If you think bamlanivimab is a ridiculous name, may I present to you the chart I made to remember the names of all the monoclonal antibodies. It’s literally gibberish.— Salty Winter Child (@jayenn21st) November 10, 2020 Everyone deserves accurate information about COVID-19. Support journalism without a paywall — and keep it free for everyone — by becoming a HuffPost member today.   A HuffPost Guide To Coronavirus Here’s the latest science on COVID antibodies.  How does the coronavirus spread differently than the flu? What does the new CDC definition of a COVID-19 “close contact” mean for you? Is it safe to see grandparents for the holidays?  Therapists predict how this year will shape our mental health.

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