04.16.20

Daines Urges Approval and Production of Antibody Tests in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to Vice President Pence urging the White House Coronavirus Task Force to continue prioritizing the deployment of widespread diagnostic tests and accelerating the approval and production of antibody tests, which can help play a critical role in the fight against COVID-19.

“I would encourage the FDA to continue utilizing all available resources and expertise to be able to quickly move forward with approving additional antibody tests to ensure they are reliable and widely available. Just as importantly, I would also request that the White House Coronavirus Task Force develop a production and distribution strategy so that states like Montana will be able to quickly access and deploy antibody tests immediately once they are available,” Daines wrote. “As discussions on reopening the U.S. economy continue, antibody tests could help provide an indicator for determining when it is safe and appropriate for Montanans and Americans across the country to return to work, school, and their daily lives.”

To read the full letter, click HERE.

Background:

Daines has been leading the efforts in Congress to respond to the coronavirus outbreak impacting the country. To read about Daines’ COVID-19 related efforts click HERE.

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