The government is being asked to hurry up and buy a type of drug that can fire up the immune system of people already sick from Covid-19.
Different from vaccines, Monoclonal antibodies boost immunity to help prevent symptoms from getting serious.
Already approved in Europe, the US and Australia, they are being labelled a "gamechanger" for at-risk populations.
In July, the Ministry of Health referenced one type as promising but as yet there's been no approval from Medsafe and no buying by Pharmac.
Jordan Bond reports.