So, Gov. DeSantis touts a treatment for Covid-19, and the headline is……… Top donor of Florida’s Ron DeSantis invests in COVID drug that governor promotes. Now, imagine DeSantis was a Democrat, think we would see that same headline?
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — who has been criticized for opposing mask mandates and vaccine passports — is now touting a COVID-19 antibody treatment in which a top donor’s company has invested millions of dollars.
See! It does not matter that this treatment, which President Trump received is praised by doctors, no! What matter, it seems is that DeSantis opposes vaccine passports, and refused to mandate masks in schools. It does not matter that the governor’s ban on mandates stops no one from CHOOSING to mask up, nor does it bar parents from CHOOSING to mask their children. No! What matters is the media can bash DeSantis for being anti-science, even as he endorses a treatment backed by, science!
DeSantis ramped up the call for Floridians to seek out monoclonal antibody treatments in August as coronavirus cases spiked. He’s held news conferences at treatment sites and a Tampa hospital touting the effectiveness of the drug if people receive treatment soon after testing positive.
“Early treatment with these monoclonal antibodies – Regeneron and others – have proven to radically reduce the chances that somebody ends up being hospitalized,” DeSantis said Monday at a treatment site in Orlando. “Reducing hospital admissions has got to be a top priority.”
Experts agree with him. The drugs, when given within 10 days of initial symptoms, have been shown to cut rates of hospitalization and death by roughly 70%.
“We definitely need treatments like monoclonal antibodies that can prevent mild disease from progressing to severe disease. Ultimately, it’s still best to prevent someone from contracting COVID-19 in the first place,” said Dr. Leana Wen, public health professor at George Washington University and former Baltimore Health Commissioner. “Monoclonal antibodies are not prevention.”
The fact here is DeSantis has not stopped any one from wearing a mask. Nor has he ruled that children cannot wear masks at school. All he did was say that parents should have the choice about masks for their kids. The media should have the standard of being honest, rather than carrying narratives for Democrats.