UPDATED 10:05 AM PT – Monday, January 10, 2022
According to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the Biden administration is preventing the shipments of COVID treatments to his state. In an interview Sunday, the Republican said Joe Biden’s officials are using coronavirus narratives for political purposes to attack his policies in the Sunshine State.
DeSantis stressed that in September the federal government seized control over the shipments of monoclonal antibodies and other COVID cures. He added, Biden then cut supplies to Florida and Texas.
“Under the Biden administration, not only are they not promoting therapeutics, they’re trying to sty me the distribution of things like monoclonal antibodies in states like Florida and Texas,” explained the governor.
This came after Florida’s surgeon general said the Biden administration is hindering his state’s efforts to cure its COVID patients.
“I just think it’s counter to their messaging and their narrative…when I rolled out our monoclonal antibodies sites over the summer, they attacked because they said ‘oh…you’re against vaccines if you are for therapeutics’ when actually we had a lot of vaccinated people that were going,” DeSantis stated. “It wasn’t all unvaccinated, but regardless you want to have treatment options.
The Florida Republican also said Biden’s COVID response is very partisan and it does not serve the best interest of the American people.
The federal government’s failure to focus on COVID therapeutics nationwide has cost many lives.
Here in Florida, we will continue to emphasize the importance of effective therapeutics such as monoclonal antibodies. pic.twitter.com/Fb3NbOA89k
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) January 8, 2022