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Last Week The Libs Mocked Florida Treatment, This Week The White House Withholds It Because ‘Equity’

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was pressured over the Department of Health and Human Services’ new distribution plan during a media session on Thursday. The new plan changes the amount of monoclonal antibody treatment supplied to states.

A reporter asked Psaki for a response to comments made by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis aimed at the Biden White House and calling the redistribution a biased, ill-intended COVID strategy made to ail the Sunshine State.

“That is not accurate,” answered Psaki. “Our supply is not unlimited and we believe it should be equitable… We’re not going to give a greater percentage to Florida over Oklahoma.”

The redistribution is projected to siphon half of Florida’s supply of monoclonal treatments. Gov. Ron DeSantis claimed that the HHS’ goal to make the treatment access “equitable,” will ultimately come at the expense of Floridians.

“We’re very, very concerned with the Biden administration and the HHS’ recent, abrupt, sudden announcement that they are going to cut the number of monoclonal antibodies that are going to be sent to the state of Florida,” said DeSantis. “To just kind of pull the rug out from everyone a week after the president himself said they were going to be increasing the distributions by 50%, it’s very, very problematic.”

According to the Fox News report: “Distribution sites could order the antibody treatments directly from the supplier. Now, the federal government will decide how many doses each state will receive and leave it to state governments to ration it out among locations.”

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!

 

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  1. You have to be a special kind of stupid to believe anything that comes out of the mouth of the red-headed idiot that speaks for the slobbering, doddering, gaffe-prone old fool currently occupying the Oval Office. Unsurprisingly nearly all the media seems to treat it as truth. The hypocrisy is astonishing.

  2. Desantis shouldn’t have announced publicly that he’s going to go straight to the company the procure the treatment bc now the administration will put pressure on the company not to do it. Hopefully the company doesn’t buckle. If it’s a Florida company I’m sure he’ll be fine but if it isn’t who knows.

  3. The feds are doing this because they can’t use convalescent plasma from people who took vaccines,only from people who actually had COVID. They’d rather quit using the treatment than continue to admit that natural immunity is better than the vaccine.

  4. Glad to see that she compares these two states to each other since I can only imagine that the POPULATION is about 20x greater in Florida! It’s become painfully obvious that the profile of a terrorist to America has definitely changed.

  5. Not to be critical of your work, I love your writing. And I am far from a journalism major. However, when the headline reads “Last week the Libs mocked Florida treatment “, I would like a quote or some example of the mocking. I personally know they were mocked but some readers may not.

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