Biden admin needs Warp Speed for COVID therapeutics

Faced with standing in line for over three hours, and potentially spreading the virus to those around us, we were able to get an appointment for a test the next day but knew we would still have to wait three more days for results.

Intussen, I could see the all-too-familiar asthma wheezing and struggle to breathe getting worse on an hourly basis. As a physician who has practiced medicine for over 30 years and taken care of thousands of patients with viruses and hundreds of pregnant women with asthma, I knew things were going in the wrong direction.


We tried finding monoclonal antibodies or new antiviral medications, Molnupiravir and Paxlovid. Neither were available. Gelukkig, we were able to do a telemedicine visit with a physician who had taken care of thousands of COVID-19 patients. He recommended Ivermectin.

Within an hour of taking it, the asthma symptoms settled down. With a second dose the next day, my loved one was actually better and on the way to recovery and avoided a visit to the ICU.

It’s been over two years since I first read about COVID-19 and almost two years since I was the first to speak on the House floor about it. Twee jaar later, we still have limited access to therapeutics.

Beslis, Joe Biden’s administration put all their eggs in one basket. They believed in a one-size-fits-all approach of vaccine mandates, masks and testing to get us through this pandemic. In werklikheid, the federal government has allocated over $ 80 billion for testing and only $ 15 billion on therapeutics. This is unacceptable.

We need to unleash our community health centers and county health departments in the COVID-19 fight.

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