(ConservativeInsider.org) – In recent weeks, the popularity of using monoclonal antibodies to fight mild to moderate cases of COVID-19 has grown. Southern, right-leaning states where vaccination rates are lower have been using this treatment quite a bit as the Delta variant spiked in their communities. However, the Biden administration just chose to redistribute how states receive the life-saving treatment in, what they say is an attempt to be more equitable.
On Monday, September 13, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that monoclonal antibody administration sites would no longer order the treatment directly from the distributor, AmerisourceBergen. Instead, HHS will allocate the medical treatment to states weekly. From there, State Health Departments can decide where to send the product.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-TX) criticized the federal government’s decision to step into yet another aspect of medical care:
Every day it’s something new with these people in the White House
The decision to ration antibody treatments proves they focused on public health
What they want is power and control pic.twitter.com/UYcFxwJx2D
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) September 16, 2021
Up until this decision, Florida used around 72,000 doses of the treatment per week. Last week, however, the Sunshine state only received 30,950 doses under Biden’s new plan. Many criticized the plan as “partisan payback” as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is a known target of Democratic attacks.
It’s interesting to note the Biden administration has been very quiet on this life-saving care. Instead, the president has given his time and attention to promoting and mandating the vaccines. Why is the president seemingly ignoring the other ways of fighting the virus?
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