Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is furious with the Biden administration over the FDA’s reversal of its emergency use authorization for monoclonal antibody treatments, which it says don’t work on the COVID omicron variant.
“This indefensible edict takes treatment out of the hands of medical professionals and will cost some Americans their lives,” he continued. “There are real-world implications to Biden’s medical authoritarianism – Americans’ access to treatments is now subject to the whims of a failing president.”
DeSantis said 2,000 Floridians had their treatments canceled when the FDA shut down clinics that were providing the antibodies to residents. The governor and the Biden administration have been fighting about these treatments for months.
First, the Biden administration restricted the treatments to certain states (not including Florida) claiming it had to have “equitable distribution.” Then DeSantis had the state buy the antibodies for itself.
Eventually, though, the Biden administration managed to get control of the entire market, and now its FDA has removed access to the treatments altogether. Is Biden trying to kill Floridians?
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