Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday criticized the Biden administration for what he described as a “dramatic reduction”
- Speaking at a news conference at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, DeSantis, a frequent critic of the Biden administration, accused the federal government of “seizing control” of the supply of monoclonal antibody treatments.
- The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced earlier this week it will be reverting to a system where it allots the drugs based on usage numbers and case rates, a move it has described as an effort to ensure more equitable distribution.
- Florida will have to scramble to “overcome the obstacles that HHS and the Biden administration are putting in us,” DeSantis said.
- The Republican governor also criticized President Biden for his announcement “just last week” that the federal government would be increasing the distribution of monoclonal antibody treatments.