On Thursday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki got more than a little testy with a reporter who dared question the Biden regime’s frankly communist health policy.
“[Biden] promised on September 9th that he was going to send 50% more supply of monoclonal antibodies to states,” Newsmax’s Emrald Robinson pointed out. “Yet, the Biden administration is cutting supplies to red states by a factor of 50%. So, for example, you know, in Florida they were expecting to get 70,000 doses this week, which they say they need, but they said they are only getting 30,000 doses.”
“And this is not just for unvaccinated people, in South Florida, half the people who were seeking this treatment are fully vaccinated,” Robinson continued. “So, why is the Biden administration cutting these supplies?”
“That’s not accurate,” she protested. “So let me give you the accurate information. First of all, we are increasing our distribution this month by 50 percent,” she claimed.
“In early August, we were distributing an average of 100,000 doses per week. Now we’re shipping an average of 150,000 doses per week,” Psaki continued. “Over the last month, though — and one thing that I think people need to understand for clarity, facts, I know you like facts — is that monoclonal antibodies are life-saving therapies that are used after infection to prevent more severe outcome. So, clearly, the way to protect people and save more lives is to get them vaccinated so that they don’t get Covid to begin with,” she lectured.
“But over the last month, given the rise in cases due to the Delta variant and the lower number of vaccination rates in some of these states, like Florida, like Texas, just seven states are making up 70 percent of the orders,” she continued. “Our supply is not unlimited and we believe it should be equitable across states, across the country.”
“There have been no reports of a lack of supplies,” Robinson noted. “So, why cut them to those states only…”
“I think our role,” Psaki interjected, “As the government overseeing the entire country is to be equitable in how we distribute. We are not going to give a greater percentage to Florida over Oklahoma, nor do I think you are suggesting that.”
Sounds kind of communist, Jen. The U.S. government was not set up to be the dictator of ‘equity’ across the United States or the redistributor of the country’s resources. There are fifty states that have their own particular problems and their needs are best decided through market mechanisms.
The U.S. government is now operating according to fully socialist principles. As people in red states are going to find out, if they don’t find a workaround, the federal government’s policies are actually going to get people killed.
The Biden administration’s policy goal of getting every living thing vaccinated in the United States, regardless of risk or naturally developed immunity, has become a totalitarian obsession. There is nothing off-limits for this administration, including cutting off therapeutics for those who might need them to not die from Covid-19.