Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is a target of the Biden regime and they will do everything in their power, hinder the covid response of Florida, which has been far more successful than other states in the United States.
DeSantis from the very beginning of the pandemic, has had a pro-liberty and constitutional approach to handling the pandemic and unlike ex New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has done an outstanding job protecting the elderly and vulnerable.
Since DeSantis doesn’t play along with the Democrats in attempting to subjugate his citizens, the Biden regime is cutting important and effective monoclonal treatments for covid-19.
The Epoch Times reported:
The federal government slashed in half the number of doses of the monoclonal antibodies therapy shipped to Florida from 30,000 to 15,000 this week, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).
DeSantis said the 15,000 dozen received would be “immediately utilized to support new monoclonal antibody sites.”
“But for the federal government’s decision to restrict supply of monoclonal antibody treatment to Florida, my administration would have already opened additional monoclonal antibody treatment sites throughout the state,” DeSantis said in a press release.
DeSantis added that before the Biden regime “seized control of the monoclonal supply” Florida was administering upwards of 30,000 doses each week to infected patients who needed the treatment, adding that it saved “countless lives.”
“The Biden Administration is still obstructing the state of Florida’s ability to manage our own supply of monoclonal antibodies and I will continue to seek additional doses for Floridians,” he said.
DeSantis said that the decision from the Federal government to cut doses to Florida was purely “political.”
“The federal government has cornered the entire market of monoclonal,” he said in a press conference on Jan. 3. “We’ve got the infrastructure in place. It’s just a matter of the federal government giving us more doses … for the Floridians who need it.”
The Florida legislature has been asked by DeSantis to set aside $1 billion to continue fighting the pandemic and provide vital monoclonal antibody treatments to those who need them.
The federal government, however, are the only ones who have a contract with the drug makers and everyone else has essentially been “locked out” from purchasing it.
“We will rapidly deploy the 15,000 doses that we now have secured,” he said. “The Biden Administration commandeered the supply and distribution of monoclonal antibodies following Florida’s successful deployment of the treatment last summer and drastically cut shipments of the treatments to the state.”
During an interview with Mark Levin on Fox News, Levin noted that Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci, along with the media, have largely ignored this treatment and asked DeSantis if he thought this was a “grave disservice to the American people and the health care system.”
“I think when you look back at how the pandemic was handled there will be a whole host of cardinal sins but some of the chief ones will be the school closures, kids are locked out of school for over a year, we have schools closed now in parts of the country, unbelievably,” the Florida Republican said.
“The extended lockdowns, the lockdowns were a disaster, but not focusing on treatment from the very beginning was a huge mistake and Fauci and people like him are absolutely to blame for this and so, once we did get these treatments online through the private sector, to ignore them and to put all your eggs in one basket was a fundamental mistake,” he added.
“Now the question is, Biden did mention it once, he mentioned it after, right before they cut our supply, he said we’re gonna ramp up monoclonal antibodies and then he turns around and cuts the supply, we’ve not seen the ramp-up, he had months and months after this was demonstrated to be effective, to be ready for this and we haven’t seen that,” DeSantis added.
“I don’t think they’re ultimately gonna embrace it, I think that they just have tunnel vision in terms of how they want to handle this, it hasn’t worked, obviously.”