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DeSantis fumes over FDA interference

Posted on AllSides January 27th, 2022
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Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Gov. Ron DeSantis is blasting the Biden administration after the FDA revoked the use of two different monoclonal antibody treatments, forcing Florida to shutter treatment clinics across the state.

Driving the news: The FDA halted monoclonal antibody cocktails made by Regeneron and Eli Lilly on Monday after finding they’re not effective against the Omicron variant.

The FDA pointed to CDC statistics showing that Omicron accounted for 99% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. as of Jan. 15.

The agency noted that "data show these treatments are highly unlikely to be active" against Omicron, so monoclonal...

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