Are Florida Covid patients going to suffer because President Biden doesn’t like their governor?
According to Fox News:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hammered the Biden administration for overhauling the distribution of monoclonal antibodies in a way that will severely hamper the treatment’s availability in several Republican-controlled states.
Previously, distribution sites could order the antibody treatments directly from the supplier. Now, the federal government will decide how many doses each state will receive and leave it to state governments to ration it out among locations.
DeSantis warned that HHS’ new equitable distribution plan for monoclonal antibodies (MAB) is “very, very problematic” and warned patients “are going to suffer as a result of this.”
“We were happy to see that Biden’s COVID plan announced last week included a 50% increase in monoclonal antibody deliveries to states this month,” DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw told Fox News in a Thursday statement.
“So it’s surprising and deeply disappointing that the Biden Admin would break this promise just a week later and cut MAB allocation to Florida, so they aren’t even providing half of the doses of life-saving treatment that COVID patients in Florida will need,” Pushaw continued.
Here, Jen Psaki is quizzed about it and doesn’t have an answer.