Gov. Ron DeSantis is now demanding that Floridians have access to covid treatments that have been shunned and banned be the FDA.
The Details: DeSantis is now claiming that the Biden FDA is withholding potentially lifesaving treatments from Floridians at high risk of hospitalization and death due to Covid-19.
In response the White House has claimed that the treatment in question: monoclonal antibodies which are manufactured by Regeneron have been shown to be ineffective against the Omicron variant, causing the FDA to withdraw its approval for the drug.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki spoke out on the issue, saying: “Let’s just take a step back here just to realize how crazy this…We’ve seen, unfortunately, from the beginning, in our pandemic response, a range of steps or pushes that have been made through social media platforms, unfortunately from the mouths of elected officials, advocating for things that don’t work even when we know things do work.”
The State of Florida was forced on Monday to close all of the Regeneron treatment centers it had opened to help high risk individuals due to the FDA’s decision.