By Selwyn Duke
The “science,” which we’re supposed to “follow,” informs that perhaps 85 percent of COVID-19 victims could have been saved if a proper treatment protocol had been officially established. Early intervention is part of this, as it has long been understood that once a coronavirus patient exhibits advanced symptoms and must be hospitalized and ventilated, survivability greatly diminishes.
Enter drugs such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, which have shown promise in mitigating SARS-CoV-2. Then there’s a newer option: the monoclonal antibody therapy REGEN-COV, which the Food and Drug Administration has authorized for use as a “post-exposure prophylaxis (prevention) for COVID-19 in adults and pediatric individuals … who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death,” as the agency puts it. Apparently a game-changer, the drug “has been shown to reduce hospitalization rates by 70 percent for high-risk COVID-19 patients treated within 10 days,” as even an August 26 Week article reprinted by liberal Yahoo! News concedes.
In light of this, what do you think the federal government’s REGEN-COV policy might be?
Well, Joe “Biden has responded by rationing these drugs so that the states that want them get fewer doses than citizens desire,” wrote commentator Andrea Widburg in a September 17 article for American Thinker. She continued:
From the beginning of this pandemic, Democrats have furiously fought COVID treatments. In 2020, their ferocious hostility to potential treatments such as hydroxychloroquine (a drug I was given without even a warning as a prophylactic against malaria when I went to Cambodia) seemed to arise from their desire to ensure that as many people as possible died on Trump’s watch, helping to deny him an election victory.
Since Biden entered the White House, Democrats again seem determined to deter any COVID treatments — calling time-tested, award-winning ivermectin a horse parasite medicine — while focusing entirely on forcing Americans to get vaccinated and get passports. Of course, data from all over, especially Israel, reveal that the vaccines have limited efficacy.
That’s putting it mildly. CDC head Rochelle Walensky admitted that the genetic-therapy agents (GTAs, a.k.a. “vaccines”) don’t prevent the Delta variant’s contraction or transmission, and it appears that many of the most “vaccinated” nations also have the highest China virus infection rates. Moreover, GTA side effects, including deadly ones, are apparently underreported. In fact, an FDA advisory panel member named Steve Kirsch bluntly warned in a virtual discussion the FDA released September 17 that the “vaccines kill more people than they save.”
Given this, and that it’s rational seeking effective treatment for any disease, conservative states Florida, Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama have been using monoclonal medications quite liberally. In fact, Republican Florida governor Ron DeSantis “(who seems to be Biden’s particular nemesis), recently set up 25 REGEN-COV sites that dispense Regeneron’s version of the monoclonal antibody treatment,” wrote Widburg. “The sites have been hugely popular and have coincided with a 50% decrease in Florida hospitalizations.”
This good news apparently didn’t sit well with the feds. After all, as DeSantis recently explained, “on September 9th, President Joe Biden said that his administration would be increasing shipments of monoclonal antibodies in September by 50%, and yet on September 13th, HHS announced that it was seizing control of the monoclonal antibody supply and that it would control distribution, and then on September 14th, the announcement was more than 50% of the monoclonal antibodies that had been used in Florida were going to be reduced.”
“Other states have also voiced concerns about Biden’s restrictions,” The New American informed September 17. “Forbes reported that the Medical Association of the State of Alabama said it was ‘very concerned’ about the federal government limiting the treatment supply, asserting in a statement that the government should be looking to ‘provide more of this treatment, not less’ when Alabama’s hospitals are already under enormous strain.”
Yet “here’s the really important thing,” Widburg stated: “Biden’s rationing is unrelated to supply and demand. Regeneron has said it will have no problem producing enough drugs to cover nationwide demand. The only reason to cut supplies of REGEN-COV to Republican states is to ensure that more residents of those states die, justifying Biden’s demand for mass vaccinations across America.”
“There’s a word for people like Biden,” Widburg continued: “evil.”
The good news is that DeSantis, who has quickly become America’s go-to governor, intends to circumvent the feds by purchasing monoclonal antibody treatments directly from the manufacturer.
As for the Biden administration, it’s also reported that its only pretext for cutting the REGEN-COV supply is “equity,” which is generally a euphemism for institutionalized discrimination favoring minorities. But here’s the kicker:
The four “rationed” GOP states have some of the nation’s largest “minority” populations. Texas, Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama are, respectively, 56.5 percent, 42.7 percent, 44.2 percent, and 33.8 percent “minority.” Moreover, Mississippi has the largest black population of any state, with the racial group constituting 39 percent of its 2,976,149 residents; Alabama has the sixth-largest black population, with the group making up almost 28 percent of its residents.
This is especially relevant because blacks are disproportionately affected by the virus (and though they’re also the least “vaccinated” group, this was true even before the GTAs’ introduction). In other words, the Biden drug rationing will be most likely to disproportionately kill black Americans.
Which major party is the “party of racism” again?
So what’s really going on here? For one thing, conservative states’ success at mitigating the China virus without freedom-squelching restrictions undermines the Left’s COVID Ritual and total-control agenda. As to this, it has sometimes been said, generally speaking, that the states are “laboratories” for testing disparate policies. This is certainly true regarding the China virus, and the Branch COVIDians don’t want to be shown up by Branch Floridians.
Related to this, partially motivating the frantically aggressive GTA push may be a desire to eliminate a “control group,” as American Thinker also pointed out September 17. If the “vaccinated” can’t be compared to the “unvaccinated” because the latter no longer exist, it’s harder to expose GTA folly.
The incentive here is staggering, too. After all, what would happen to the GTA pushers’ political, bureaucratic, and media careers were it discovered that their drugs killed far more than they saved and were just another part of “a cure worse than the disease” COVID agenda? The question answers itself.
So from their self-serving perspective, they’ve no choice but to keep digging their China virus hole — perhaps all the way to China itself. And the Biden administration’s current Munchausen syndrome by proxy drug denial may just be part of this dark effort.
Selwyn Duke has written for The New American for more than a decade. He has also written for The Hill, Observer, The American Conservative, WorldNetDaily, American Thinker, and many other print and online publications.