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White House Sees Covid Treatments Running Out If No New Funding

March 4, 2022, 11:27 PM

The U.S. will run out of Covid-19 treatments in the coming months without new funding from Congress, the White House warned on Friday.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s comments follow a request by President Joe Biden’s administration for $22.5 billion in emergency funds for the coronavirus response.

Without it, the U.S. will run out of monoclonal antibody treatments by May and out of antiviral pills by September, she said. Testing capacity would also soon slow, she said.

“We need additional funding from Congress to secure more medical supplies to keep this country moving forward,” Psaki said. “And ...