Texas Governor Republican Greg Abbott pulled off a lifesaving move on Monday – announcing that he managed to secure additional doses of an effective COVID-19 antibody treatment which President Biden tried to restrict access to.
“EXCLUSIVE: [Gov. Greg Abbott] says Texas is bypassing Biden admin’s restriction on monoclonal antibody treatments by procuring them direct from the provider,” radio host Dana Loesch posted Monday afternoon.
Austin Bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News Bob Garrett detailed, “[Gov. Greg Abbott] says Texas has obtained its own supply of Regeneron, despite roadblocks from Biden administration, from drug wholesaler AmerisourceBergen. State purchasing directly, Abbott tells [Dana Loesch]. ‘Consider this treatment,’ he tells people testing + for #COVID19.”
Republican leadership has been forced to step up and fill the void left by Joe Biden. Just last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis similarly obtained his own doses of the lifesaving care for Floridians, bypassing the president’s attempt to punish the red states and their citizens.
The Florida governor posted a video Thursday announcing the move, captioned, “Governor DeSantis announces acquisition of additional doses of monoclonal antibody treatments to counteract the federal government reducing Florida’s supply of the Regeneron monoclonal treatments.”
The move by the GOP leaders came after the Biden administration announced they’d be rationing supply of the treatment, effectively cutting supply for states putting it to best use such as Florida and Texas.
The treatment has been found to reduce hospitalization and death from COVID by a staggering 70%, with almost no side effects – contrary to the vaccines being pushed by the mainstream media. The antibody treatment has also been shown to shorten the duration of symptoms by four days.
The Biden admin initially made the claim that their decision to seize control of the supply was to limit any potential shortages of the treatment throughout the nation – though no obvious shortages were prevalent at the time.
The takeover was widely criticized and even deemed an act of “partisan payback” by Senator Marco Rubio.
“…they have prevented thousands of hospitalizations including in breakthrough cases,” Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted. “Now in a move that reeks of partisan payback against states like Florida, the Biden administration is rationing these treatments.”
The highly effective treatment to combat the virus has been far underutilized, due in part to all of the propaganda surrounding the vaccine as the only worthwhile treatment.
The White House, ironically, was widely criticized for not promoting the treatment and for reaching far fewer Americans than they should have mere weeks before Biden announced his move to take control of the treatment.
The most prominent company providing the treatment is Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, which has teamed up with the federal government to pass along the treatment to Americans for free. The company said in late August that it was reaching fewer than 30% of eligible patients — and that was up big-time from its numbers in July when Regeneron reached fewer than 5% of eligible patients.
With Texas and Florida now both having secured direct access to the potentially life-saving treatment, it’s possible that it could become more popular especially with those who are weary of a minimally tested vaccine which could have a variety of unknown long term side effects.
Author: Gregory Dumont