Again within the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Donald Trump, Republican lawakers and Conservative media relentlessly pushed the drug hydroxychloroquine. And regardless of their repeated claims concerning the drug, it turned out to be just about ineffective.
The nation now has a good way to fight COVID-19, vaccines which have confirmed to be extremely efficient. Nonetheless, in pink states, vaccinations charges are low and COVID circumstances are excessive.
Ron DeSantis is coping with one more large COVID surge in Florida. And slightly than relentlessly advising folks to get inoculated, he’s pushing remedy with monoclonal antibodies. And in contrast to the free vaccine, this remedy prices at the least $1200.
The Florida governor introduced the provision of the drug in Orlando in the present day. He told reporters, “Early remedy with these monoclonal antibodies, Regeneron and others, have confirmed to radically scale back the possibility that any individual finally ends up being hospitalized. And on the finish of the day, lowering hospital admissions has acquired to be a prime precedence.”
DeSantis additionally noted, “The safety towards extreme sickness is holding, however it isn’t bringing on herd immunity. The unvaccinated are nonetheless more likely to be admitted to hospitals.”
It appears fairly backwards to attend to catch COVID earlier than looking for therapies. And there are positive to be questions on who shall be making the most of this latest remedy.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based mostly politics and know-how author. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports activities, politics, comedian books and spending time on the shore along with his household.