Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, has called out Joe Biden, warning that the Democrat president’s decision to withhold monoclonal antibody treatments from his state “is absolutely leading to people dying.”
Speaking during an appearance on Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Gov. DeSantis said that the federal government hasn’t given Florida the monoclonal antibody treatments it needs to treat COVID-19 patients.
Governors can’t get supplies on their own due to the federal government taking control of the supply of much-needed Covid treatments, DeSantis revealed.
“We will turn on additional sites as soon as the federal government gives us the supply,” DeSantis said before adding that between 30,000 and 40,000 doses of monoclonal antibody treatments have been pledged.
“It’s all locked and loaded; it’s just a matter of the federal government giving us more doses.”
The governor then spoke of his wife who is currently being treated for cancer.
“She’s there for a long time,” DeSantis said of hs wife’s treatments.
“I mean I’m there most of the time, but it’s a draining thing.
“When she’s done with it, it’s not something that’s great to see.
“And so I just think a lot of people, particularly people that have gone through breast cancer treatments, the notion that that would be considered a vacation is offensive to a lot of those folks.
“When you’re in a political arena, sometimes you’re fortunate in the enemies that you have because, you know, these are folks that are just not shooting straight right now,” he said of Democrat criticism.
DeSantis ripped Biden for the testing “crunch” before saying Florida Surgeon General Joe Ladapo would offer guidance to residents about testing policy soon.
Ladapo said he wouldn’t “restrict access to testing” but considering Biden’s can’t deliver the requited tests he wants to “unwind the testing psychology that our federal leadership has managed to unfortunately get most of the country in over the last two years.”
“We need to unwind this testing – planning and living one’s life around testing,” he said.
“Without it, we’re going to be stuck in this same cycle. It’s time for people to be living.”
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