Is Joe Biden trying to top the vile, cruel record of blue-state governors such as New York’s Andrew Cuomo, who seeded COVID patients into the nursing homes?
It sure looks like it, given his strange, sudden, and absolute shutdown of monoclonal antibody treatments on patients who are being successfully being treated with the therapy in Florida. For vulnerable, sick people waiting in line for it, including those right up to the date of scheduled treatment, tough luck, go to the back of the line and see if you can find some other treatment, and hope your COVID does not progress to the morgue.
That’s what Joe Biden is offering Florida, a red state that voted against him in 2020, that maybe, just maybe, he’d like to punish a little, not just for not voting for him but to erase its record of success on COVID. He seems to be out to punish Florida by ensuring that Florida’s COVID death count descends to those of his favored blue states. Whatever Joe’s motive here, there are no honorable answers as we explore this.
According to Fox News:
The Florida Department of Health announced that it is closing all monoclonal antibody treatment sites in the state after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rescinded emergency-use authorizations for two particular treatments for COVID-19.
The FDA announced on Monday that it is no longer permitting the use of bamlanivimab and etesevimab (used together) as well as the combination of casirivimab and imdevimab known as REGEN-COV, or Regeneron.
“Unfortunately, as a result of this abrupt decision made by the federal government, all monoclonal antibody state sites will be closed until further notice,” the Florida Department of Health said in a statement.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has spoken out about this outrage, which stinks to high heaven:
“Without a shred of clinical data to support this action, Biden has forced trained medical professionals to choose between treating their patients or breaking the law,” DeSantis said in a statement. “This indefensible edict takes treatment out of the hands of medical professionals and will cost some Americans their lives. There are real-world implications to Biden’s medical authoritarianism – Americans’ access to treatments is now subject to the whims of a failing president.”
No clinical data. A sudden yanking, with zero time for patients to make alternate treatment arrangements. A bizarre claim that the treatments don’t work, despite Florida’s record of success. A death sentence to many.
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