Hard Choices Push Government to Ration COVID Resources

Hard Choices Push Government to Ration COVID Resources

U.S. Government Orders Rations – Supplies Are Limited!

(UnitedHeadlines.com) – COVID-19 rocked the United States along with the rest of the world. Governments across the globe worked to allocate pandemic relief funds for their constituents as well as to combat the virus. Over two years since the pandemic hit the US, the federal government is running out of allocated money, forcing it to ration what it still has available.

The Biden administration is being faced with a hard choice in the wake of Congress disapproving of more COVID-19 spending. According to a report from Axios, the federal government still has around $10 billion to work with. However, that’s not nearly enough to fund all of the government’s pandemic programs.

Biden has already committed around $5 billion to buy new and updated vaccines. Another $4.9 billion is set aside for 10 million doses of Pfizer’s Paxlovid treatment.

Jennifer Nuzzo, a Brown University School of Public Health epidemiologist, noted the situation is unfortunate because the government is just taking funds from one vital project to pay for another.

Unfortunately, the pandemic isn’t over, and new variants could still emerge. Nuzzo added that without funding the surveillance of COVID-19, it’ll be impossible to detect them. Another problem is if there’s another spike in cases, there might not be enough personal protective equipment available. While there’s plenty now, America could quickly fall into a shortage much as it did at the beginning of the pandemic.

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