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DEATHS

Emmitt Othell Maxey, 79

Born June 23, 1942

Died October 20, 2021

Charles Alonzo Wright, 88

Born December 22, 1932

Died October 19, 2021

Gordon "Jack" Morrow, 87

Born June 1, 1934

Died October 18, 2021

Deann D. Gist, 52

Born March 13, 1969

Died October 17, 2021

Marvin Henry Gilliland, 74

Born November 17, 1946

Died October 17, 2021

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THINGS TO DO

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 9:21 AM

The Muscogee Nation announced today the opening of a 65 suite, monoclonal antibody infusion center. The infusion center, located inside the Nation’s newest Tulsa-based hospital, Council Oak, will assist local health systems and providers in the fight against COVID-19. This public health initiative is a collaborative partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Indian Health Service and the Department of Health and Human Services and will treat both Native and non-Native patients.

Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made proteins that are designed to target a specific virus or bacteria. In the case of COVID-19, the antibodies attach to the virus and block it from entering human cells. The monoclonal antibody treatment is done through an intravenous infusion and should be administered within 10 days of developing COVID-19 symptoms.

“Research is showing monoclonal antibody infusions are extremely effective in preventing COVID-19 symptoms from worsening,” said Shawn Terry, Secretary of Health for the Muscogee Nation. “It is our hope this regional infusion center will help alleviate the current strain on our hospitals by preventing additional severe cases of COVID-19,” Terry said. “From the onset of this pandemic, the Muscogee Nation has been focused on protecting our people and all Oklahomans. This partnership is one more way we can offer our assistance in the fight against COVID.”

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