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Florida, Texas Officials Slam Biden Administration for Ineffective Monoclonal Antibody Distribution

Florida, Texas Officials Slam Biden Administration for Ineffective Monoclonal Antibody Distribution

‘Help or get out of the way.’

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Officials in several states that Biden warned earlier this year to ‘help or get out of the way‘ are demanding his administration help with the distribution of monoclonal antibody treatments.

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo accused the Biden Administration of “actively preventing the effective distribution of monoclonal antibody treatments in the U.S” by pausing shipments of COVID-19 antibody treatments manufactured by two major drug companies.

The letter, obtained by CBS12 News, was addressed to Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, and accuses the federal government of beginning a “sudden suspension of multiple monoclonal antibody therapy treatments.”

Last week, the Biden Administration announced it would begin to reduce shipments of monoclonal antibody treatments made by the companies Regeneron and Eli Lilly, because the drugs have not been proven to be effective against the new Omicron variant.

Studies show a third monoclonal antibody treatment, Sotrovimab from the company Glaxosmithkline, does work against Omicron and is still being supplied by the federal government.

And while those two treatments may not be effective against Omicron, new analysis shows that over 40 percent of the cases are the Delta variant. Those medications have helped reduce the health effects in infected people.

Florida’s Surgeon General said the state still needs shipments of the other two treatments to be used against existing cases of the Delta Variant. Roughly 20% of the state’s cases are still Delta cases, according to the Florida Department of Health.

“Florida is a large, diverse state with one of the highest percentages of seniors in the U.S., and we must empower healthcare providers to make decisions that will save the lives of Americans everywhere without the dictates imposed by the federal government,” Ladapo wrote in the letter.

Additionally, five regional infusion centers in Texas have run out of a monoclonal antibody that has shown to be effective against the omicron variant of COVID-19. Gov. Greg Abbott has also expressed his anger at the Biden action.

And while it is disturbing that the Red States are being targeted with supply cuts, blue Vermont is also making plans around limited doses of Sotrovimab.

The federal government this week allocated Vermont roughly 300 monoclonal antibody infusions. Of these, fewer than 80 are sotrovimab, the drug that is effective against both Omicron and Delta.

Cases of Omicron are climbing, and there is no easy way to know which version of the virus each patient has. It could mean that some high-risk patients with Omicron would receive a drug that would not help them fight off the infection.

“We still probably have more Delta than Omicron. Any of the monoclonal antibodies would be good treatment for patients that walk in the door,” Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health Mark Levine said.

In the meantime, Levine said, providers should choose whichever drug is available and base their decisions on the information they have. Patients with confirmed Omicron infections should be prioritized for sotrovimab infusions, Levine said.

Here is hoping that one of the lessons learned is that pandemic response requires the development and production of treatments and vaccines.

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You won’t see any of this on XiNN, or the other networks.

It’s not enough to demand better distribution. You have to prove your need to The Big Guy’s son. This will be wildly expensive and may also be ineffective. But it’s the way things are now.

wonder how many of the new Florida cases are really snow birds from NY

rhetorical question

Perhaps this wouldn’t be a problem if certain alternative therapeutics weren’t being suppressed and made unavailable to most people.

“…demanding his administration help with the distribution of monoclonal antibody treatments.”

Now that is really tough talk. The tyrants are shaking with fear.

    Milhouse in reply to TX-rifraph. | December 29, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Got any better suggestions?

      TX-rifraph in reply to Milhouse. | December 29, 2021 at 7:01 pm

      The left plays offense. The Governor and the AG and these other elected officials who wanted power can deliver results like the left always seems to do. Yet, I hear words and excuses. They are on the inside. They know what they can do to make things happen. I am an outsider so I do not know what the insiders know. I just know that in business, people figure out ways to get things done. Street cops figure out how to solve all kinds of problems that have no formulas. I expect my elected officials who want my vote and want my money to get things done. Making noise does not count but it does make tyrants laugh.

        Milhouse in reply to TX-rifraph. | December 30, 2021 at 8:26 am

        So, nothing. You have no reason to believe they can do anything about it but what they’re doing, which is to make public what the administration is doing wrong. They don’t have the stuff; they can’t distribute what they don’t have. They can’t just steal it. If the federal government is ordering the manufacturers not to provide it there’s nothing they can do.

          Concise in reply to Milhouse. | December 30, 2021 at 11:46 am

          how about aggressively pursuing every possible legal means to fight these demented creep tyrants? How can withholding effective treatments by the state ever be deemed reasonable and proper state action? At least make the frigging case. How about sending a loud and vocal Florida delegation (maybe other impacted states too) to DC, maybe including governess? Make it impossible for the state media to ignore the gross actions of the government. Where is this concerted aggressive response? As far as I see the only ones engaged in aggressive action are the leftists thug pseudo-tyrants pursing a plan to redo 2020. And it history is any teacher, they’ll succeed again.

“Last week, the Biden Administration announced it would begin to reduce shipments of monoclonal antibody treatments made by the companies Regeneron and Eli Lilly, because the drugs have not been proven to be effective against the new Omicron variant.”

Brandon, get out of the fucking way of adults making their own choices.

Don’t make us take you out.

We are screwed

He’s trying to
Force people to take the worthless vaccine. OR he’s trying to kill us

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