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DeSantis Touts Covid Treatments After FDA Says They Don’t Work

  • FDA says two antibody therapies aren’t useful against omicron
  • DeSantis, allies oppose a decision drugmakers didn’t dispute
A coldbox containing monoclonal antibody treatments at a Regeneron clinic in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

A coldbox containing monoclonal antibody treatments at a Regeneron clinic in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Photographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said he would consider suing the federal government to allow use of two monoclonal antibody therapies for Covid-19, after the Food and Drug Administration halted their use and said they don’t work against the omicron variant.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said DeSantis’s position was “crazy” when the government was still supplying the potentially life-saving treatment -- just not the specific brands found to be ineffective.