(PresidentialInsider.com)- When President Joe Biden promised to stand in the way of governors who refused to comply with his overreaching and unprecedented vaccine mandates, he really meant it. The Biden White House chose to reduce the distribution of life-saving COVID treatments to red stats including Florida, prompting Governor Ron DeSantis to take matters into his own hands.
Governor DeSantis announced in a press conference in Tampa on Thursday that some 3,000 doses of monoclonal antibodies – known as GlaxoSmithKline – have been purchased for the state after the Biden White House reduced supply by some 70%.
During the press conference, DeSantis said that the additional doses procured by the state of Florida will make up the shortfall from the Biden administration’s decision to reduce distribution to states that refuse to comply with his vaccine mandate.
Some 18,000 doses of the Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatment, famously used to treat former President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 infection, will be delivered to Florida from the federal government…unless Biden steps in and cancels that, too.
Monoclonal antibody treatment is designed to give COVID-19 patients a better chance of fighting off the infection naturally and is used as an early treatment.
DeSantis stressed the importance of making it available to Americans.
“It’s clearly keeping people out of the hospital,” he said.
The Florida governor added that even short of being hospitalized, COVID-19 is something that can “knock you on your rump for a week or two” and encouraged people to seek out monoclonal antibody treatment if they become infected.
The Biden White House attempted to brush off claims that they had purposely denied red states sufficient doses, with Press Secretary Jen Psaki claiming that they were making the distribution more “equitable.”