• DeSantis Moves To Buy Antibody Treatments Directly From Manufacturer Af

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    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said that he was “very, very concerned”
    with Democrat President Joe Biden’s decision to restrict the
    distribution of monoclonal antibodies to states amid a surge in demand
    by states in the South.

    “Just last week on September 9th, President Joe Biden said that his administration would be increasing shipments of monoclonal antibodies
    in September by 50%, and yet on September 13th, HHS announced that it
    was seizing control of the monoclonal antibody supply and that it would
    control distribution, and then on September 14th, the announcement was
    more than 50% of the monoclonal antibodies that had been used in
    Florida were going to be reduced,” DeSantis said. “So this is a
    dramatic reduction, and I’d say it’s doubly problematic because what
    Shane Strum and folks in Tampa General and these other hospital systems
    that have been doing this, they’re not getting it from the state.”

    “What the HHS and the Biden administration is now doing is they’re
    saying that all of the reduced amount will go to the state, and we’re responsible not only for sourcing our sites, which we’re happy to do,
    but any infusion center, any provider, any hospital will have to come
    through the state, and to just spring this on us starting next week,
    we’re going to have to do that,” DeSantis continued. “There’s going to
    be a huge disruption and patients are going to suffer as a result of

    DeSantis said that he is going to “work like hell to make sure” that
    Florida “can overcome the obstacles that HHS and the Biden
    administration” are imposing on the state, adding that the treatment
    has saved lives in the state.

    “To just kind of pull the rug out from anyone a week after the
    president himself said they were going to be increasing the
    distributions by 50%, it’s very, very problematic,” DeSantis said.
    “What I am doing though, is we’re going to try to cover the bases.”

    DeSantis stated that he had a call yesterday with GlaxoSmithKline
    executives and he thinks that Florida is going to be able to order
    their new monoclonal antibody directly from the company so he won’t
    have to deal with Biden’s restriction on the life-saving treatment.


    Florida's @GovRonDeSantis confirming this– saying today he
    will seek to buy monoclonal therapies directly from GSK,
    circumventing the HHS process. pic.twitter.com/YX8MKBxAEd

    — Forrest Saunders (@FBSaunders) September 16, 2021

    Donald Trump Jr. responded to the news from the Biden administration by
    saying that Biden was restricting the treatments as a form of
    punishment against his political rivals.

    “Americans will die because of Biden’s despicable decision to punish
    his political enemies in red states by restricting their ability to
    secure life-saving monoclonal antibody treatments for all that need
    them,” Trump tweeted. “Their blood is directly on Joe’s hands.”

    “Antibody treatments aren’t a substitute for vaccines But they have
    prevented thousands of hospitalizations including in breakthrough
    cases,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) added on Twitter. “Now in a move that
    reeks of partisan payback against states like Florida, the Biden
    administration is rationing these treatments.”

    Trump won.

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