The Politics of COVID: Saving lives or gathering votes?

A troubling sign of our divided political times is that even the treatment of Covid-19 has become a weapon in partisan fighting and political one-upsmanship. That was never more true than this week, when the Biden Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services took over control of the distribution to the states of monoclonal antibodies - a treatment that’s proved effective in limiting the severity and hospitalizations from Covid 19. As Doug McKelway reports, some Republican Governors suspect political payback is behind the change in policy.

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