Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has introduced a bill that would allow states to access life-saving monoclonal antibody treatments without having to deal with the federal government.
“For months, many of us have been sounding the alarm over the Biden administration’s federal takeover of monoclonal antibody treatment distribution,” Cruz said in a Wednesday statement to Fox News Digital.
“The bill I’ve introduced would empower states to determine their own needs, so those now facing critical shortages because of the Biden administration’s misguided policy can ensure their citizens are able to get the care they need. President Biden has finally admitted that states, not the federal government, are the answer in situations like this and my bill is a great first step in that direction.”
Cruz is referring to Biden’s “no federal solution” comment.
The state health department in Texas has run out of antibody treatments, and issued a statement blaming the federal government.
“The federal government controls the distribution of monoclonal antibodies, and the regional infusion centers in Austin, El Paso, Fort Worth, San Antonio and The Woodlands have exhausted their supply of sotrovimab, the monoclonal antibody effective against the COVID-19 omicron variant, due to the national shortage from the federal government,” a Dec. 27 statement read.
Meanwhile, the Biden administration’s promised 500 million at-home COVID tests have yet to materialize. Joe and Co. having a tough time keeping up with COVID.