The White House cautioned the United States would use all of the funds to support coronavirus testing supplies and to assure that uninsured US citizens keep having free-of-cost cures for the lethal virus unless U.S. Congress authorizes additional money.
According to US officials, about twelve months after the passage of the 1.9T dollars COVID-19 Stimulus Package or American Rescue Plan, the government says the federal administration has approximately consumed the funds allocated directly to respond the pandemic. Therefore, additional funds from the US governing body are urgently required to procure antibody medication, preventive therapy for immunosuppressed, and to finance community COVID-testing locations.
Natalie Quillian, COVID-19 Deputy Coordinator, said that the bank account is empty from the COVID-19 side. She added that they’re in talks with policymakers regarding securing the money, but it is immediately needed. However, we’ll feel some of the consequences later in March.
Furthermore, the White House told U.S. Congress in February that it was adapting to pursue 30 Bn dollars for the COVID-19 response but reduced that to 22.5 Bn dollars in an official request earlier this week that administrators stated contains only the extremely important needs. It also said that it’s being paired with a ten billion dollars appeal to offer assistance to Ukrainians after Russia’s larger-scale attack.
They also underscored their commitment to continue providing security, economic, and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. In addition, they discussed their respective recent engagements with the Ukrainian and Russian presidents.
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Global COVID Death Numbers Surpassed 6M
The White House Press Secretary said that this’s a crucial plea, and this’s what is at stake in their battle against deadly disease caused by a lethal coronavirus. The White House cautions that coronavirus testing producers will start to slow manufacturing of at-home rapid tests unless the federal administration signs agreements to purchase more.
In addition, American officials said that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) – an agency of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department – will be required to start tailing off claims for treatment of COVID-19 for uninsured citizens in March if the U.S. Congress does not make available more funds.
The United States administration supply of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) would come to an end in May 2022. Moreover, AstraZeneca’s prophylactic injection supplies that could avoid severe sickness in immunosuppressed people would go dry in July. And by September, America would consume almost all procured oral antiviral COVID-19 tablets.
According to the official, the plea also contains within money to support jab purchases and worldwide vaccine supply. Fortunately, America has sufficient doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 jab for toddlers and preschoolers, should it be authorized in the following weeks. But if US health regulators make it a 3-shot jab regimen, the government would need additional funds to purchase more shots. The same would also be true if supervisory bodies determine that 5-11-year-olds should get booster doses.
Unfortunately, the officials worldwide COVID death toll reached nearly 6014742. And about 961843 Americans lost their lives.