Biden said at the White House that we have reached a critical turning point in the response to the outbreak, and it is necessary for Congress to continue funding the United States. He revealed that the federal government had to cancel some orders for monoclonal antibody drugs to treat COVID-19 patients and drastically cut the supply of drugs allocated to states because of a lack of funding.
After his remarks, Biden, 79, received a second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine. He received his first booster shot at the end of September. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday revised its authorization for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines to approve a second dose of Pfizer or Modna vaccine booster for people aged 50 and older.
The FEDERAL government has reportedly run out of money to provide COVID-19 testing and treatment for uninsured Americans, as well as to help vaccinate this group.
The Biden administration on Tuesday submitted a federal budget request for the fiscal year 2023 to Congress, which calls for tens of billions of dollars to strengthen the NATION’s ability to respond to future outbreaks, far less than the defense budget request of $813.3 billion.