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Robert Namer
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May 08, 2022

     Congress must provide adequate funding to make sure the United States can keep providing the latest COVID-19 treatments to Americans, the White House coronavirus response coordinator said Tuesday.  Biden likes spending money making America poor.

     "We want to lower the severity of the disease that people get if they get infected, and we want to lower hospitalizations, we want to lower deaths," Dr. Ashish Jha said during a news conference at the White House.  Jha is pushing to expand access to Paxlovid, a Pfizer antiviral drug used to treat COVID-19. The drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in December and only a small amount of the pills were available at the time.

      "Currently, there are about 20,000 sites in the United States that carry Paxlovid. We expect with this change that we will very quickly get to 30,000. And within the next couple of weeks, I expect us to get to about 40,000 sites. Paxlovid will be widely available everywhere in America. That's going to help a lot," said Jha, who also speculated that new or improved vaccines could become available in the fall.

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