Maryland doctor says Biden Administration is killing people with their termination of the antibody treatments provided by the federal government

Dr. Ron Elfenbein, the medical director and CEO of FirstCall Medical Center in Gambrills, Maryland, told Fox News Digital on Wednesday that the Biden administration’s stance against the monoclonal antibody infusions was going to kill Americans. 

According to Fox News, the doctor said he had to cancel around 250 appointments for the monoclonal antibody infusions last week because the federal government stopped the distribution of the Regeneron and Eli Lilly treatments. 

These cancellations were due to the government’s statement that the treatments were not effective against the Omicron variation of COVID-19, despite their extreme assistance rate with all other variants, including Delta. 

“The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response halted the allocation of those two antibody treatments last Thursday amid the rise of omicron, which the CDC had said days earlier was responsible for 73.2% of all new cases,” Fox News reported.

While the hype surrounding Omicron has picked up speed, according to experts, the Delta variant, which the Regeneron and Eli Lilly treatments have been proven to be highly effective against, are actually for 77% of all new cases, according to Fox.

“I am as angry as I possibly can be about this,” Elfenbein said. “The fact that these people are so adamant that they’re right when they’re using faulty data and they’re using faulty logic and frankly statistical modeling that has never been correct, ever, throughout this entire pandemic, to look at this, is just beyond the pale…. People are definitely going to die because of this or need hospitalization because [health officials] misread the statistics.”

Currently, there are three FDA-approved antibody treatments which are essentially the lab-created substation for antibodies that fight off known viruses. 

Two of those are created by Regeneron and Eli Lilly and thought to be ineffective against Omicron by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While that data is being analyzed by outside sources, there is a treatment by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline which is thought to be effective against Omicron and the Maryland Department of Health sent a letter to doctors throughout the state that said “sites… have been directed to stop administering these therapeutics.”

“Maryland is experiencing a sharp rise in COVID-19 Omicron variant cases. It is now the most dominant variant in the state,” Maryland’s top health officials wrote to doctors in a Dec. 23 letter, which was obtained by Fox News Digital.