NEWSWEEK – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has said that monoclonal antibody treatment is having a significant effect on COVID cases in his state, as he continues to lock horns with the Biden administration over the distribution of the therapy.
Along with other GOP governors, DeSantis has championed the treatment that lessens the severity of COVID symptoms, which he sees as a key pandemic-fighting policy, along with promoting vaccines.
However, DeSantis faces criticism for his opposition to mask mandates and has joined other GOP governors in threatening legal action to prevent the order announced by President Joe Biden to mandate vaccinations for workers at some companies.
But on September 20, DeSantis pointed to results he said had been achieved since August, when sites providing the treatment were opened in the Sunshine State.
He tweeted that over 100,000 Floridians have received the treatments:
“COVID hospital admissions have fallen by over 60 percent. COVID hospital census has declined for 28 consecutive days. ER visits for COVID have declined by over 70 percent.”
Meanwhile, in another tweet, DeSantis said:
“Biden should not be cutting Florida’s treatments by more than 50%. We will fight to ensure Floridians get the treatment they need.”
This message was the latest salvo against the president by DeSantis, who was angered by the announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services that the federal agency would take over the distribution of antibodies … READ MORE.