A health worker fills a syringe from a vial of the Moderna COVID vaccine at a vaccine clinic being held at the Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland in Hanover, MD, February 19, 2022

The Biden administration appears to be going all in on coronavirus vaccines and treatments with the remaining funds

The decision means that testing and stockpiling protective equipment will fall

by the wayside even as the administration warns of future fall and winter surges that could infect 100 million Americans.

it has as Congress has shown little appetite to authorize additional COVID-19 aid that the White House has been asking for since March.

The decision, which was first reported by The Washington Post,

 means that testing and stockpiling protective equipment will fall

by the wayside even as the administration warns of future fall and winter coronavirus surges that could infect 100 million Americans.

“Due to a lack of additional funding, [the Department of Health and Human Services] is now forced to pull funds

from other essential elements of our response to meet some basic COVID-19 response needs,” a White House official told The Hill.