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US GOP Texas governor asks for federal assistance to help with COVID-19 testing, treatment

01:16  03 january  2022
01:16  03 january  2022 Source:   thehill.com

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) requested assistance from the federal government for coronavirus testing sites, additional medical personnel and monoclonal antibody treatments as the rapidly spreading omicron variant causes an increase in cases and hospitalizations in his state. Abbott has fought against vaccine mandates throughout the pandemic, issuing an executive order in October barring vaccine mandates in Texas and accusing the Biden administration of “bullying many private entities into imposing COVID - 19 vaccine mandates.” Though scientists are still studying the omicron

Greg Abbott asks for federal help with testing and more antibody treatments . The State of Texas has submitted requests for federally -supported COVID - 19 testing sites, medical personnel, and Texas governor asks federal government for COVID - 19 resources in Bexar County as infections soar.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced on Friday that the state has requested federal assistance to help with COVID-19 testing and treatment amid a surge in cases.

Greg Abbott wearing a suit and tie: GOP Texas governor asks for federal assistance to help with COVID-19 testing, treatment © Getty Images GOP Texas governor asks for federal assistance to help with COVID-19 testing, treatment

The Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) asked for federal resources to support testing centers, medical personnel and more monoclonal antibody treatments.

Abbott, who has been a leading opponent of COVID-19 vaccine mandates, said in a statement that Texas is "urging the federal government to step up in this fight and provide the resources necessary to help protect Texans."

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You are asking for help from the same President your attorney general sued as an illegitimate president. You are very lucky that the president wants to keep the country together and, to use his words, “is a President for all Americans.” If President Biden was as partisan as the Republicans running Texas , you all in Texas would be on your own. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has requested that the Federal government help with the testing and treatment of COVID cases in Texas .

“Detecting COVID - 19 and preventing COVID-related hospitalizations are critical to our fight against this virus,” Abbott said in a statement Friday. Abbott requested additional testing sites in Bexar, Cameron, Dallas, Harris, Hidalgo and Tarrant counties, chosen because of their growing positivity rates and hospitalizations. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) requested assistance from the federal government for coronavirus testing sites, additional medical personnel and monoclonal antibody treatments as the rapidly spreading omicron variant causes an increase in cases and hospitalizations in his state.

"Testing sites, additional medical staff, and continued shipments of therapeutics from the federal government will help us continue to save lives and mitigate the spread of COVID-19," he said. "Detecting COVID-19 and preventing COVID-related hospitalizations are critical to our fight against this virus."

The state is specifically requesting testing sites in Bexar, Cameron, Dallas, Harris, Hidalgo and Tarrant counties based on COVID-19 metrics, including positivity rates and hospitalizations, and asking for more supplies of the sotrovimab monoclonal antibody treatment.

As of Sunday afternoon, Harris County had the fifth-most confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University's coronavirus resource center.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) requested assistance from the federal government for coronavirus testing sites, additional medical personnel and monoclonal antibody treatments as the rapidly spreading omicron variant causes an increase in cases and hospitalizations in his state. “Detecting COVID - 19 and preventing COVID-related hospitalizations are critical to our fight against this virus,” Abbott said in a statement Friday. Abbott requested additional testing sites in Bexar, Cameron, Dallas, Harris, Hidalgo and Tarrant counties, chosen because of their growing positivity rates and

Greg Abbott (R) is asking the Biden Administration for help managing the ongoing COVID - 19 crisis in Texas . Abbott on Friday released a statement saying the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) requested resources for The governor said the state health department has also requested three teams of medical personnel to provide additional support to hospitals in urban areas of the state that do not have DSHS-contracted staff as well as additional allocations of monoclonal antibody treatments to fight the omicron variant

Additionally, Texas requested three teams of medical personnel to help in hospitals in urban areas that do not have staff contracted with the DSHS and asked the federal government to continue supplying the Regeneron and bamlanivimab monoclonal antibody treatments.


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The requests comes after the Texas Health and Human Services Commission revealed last week that the state had run out of its supply of sotrovimab, which has proved to be effective in combating the omicron variant. The omicron strain is driving a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases.

The state said infusion centers would not be able to provide the treatment until "federal authorities ship additional courses of sotrovimab to Texas in January."

Abbott last week said that while President Biden "vows full federal support to help states combat COVID," in reality, "he's not."

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Texas officials requested federal aid for increased COVID - 19 testing and treatment following reports that the state is running low on the antibody treatment that has proved most effective against the omicron variant. Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) requested assistance from the federal government for coronavirus testing sites, additional medical personnel and monoclonal antibody treatments as the rapidly spreading omicron variant causes an increase in cases and hospitalizations in his state. “Detecting COVID - 19 and preventing COVID-related hospitalizations are critical to our fight against this virus,” Abbott said in a statement Friday. Abbott requested additional testing sites in Bexar, Cameron, Dallas, Harris, Hidalgo and Tarrant counties, chosen because of their growing positivity rates and

"Biden is hoarding the anti-body therapeutic drugs & denying states independent access to that medical treatment. Now, he has stopped providing any of that medicine to Texas," he added.

Texas is currently seeing a spike in coronavirus cases. At the end of December, the state was reporting more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases per day, up from the roughly 4,000 new daily COVID-19 infections in November, according to the state's COVID-19 dashboard.

Biden last month announced new efforts to safeguard Americans and bolster communities and hospitals amid the spread of omicron.

The state of Texas made headlines on Friday after a federal judge blocked mask and vaccine mandates in the state's Head Start program. Abbott, in a tweet after the ruling, said, "Texas just beat Biden again."

Abbott issued an executive order in October barring vaccine mandates from being implemented in the state after Biden announced a series of federal mandates for health care workers, large employers and federal contractors.

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