Biden Promises 500 Million COVID-19 Tests As Omicron Threatens To Overwhelm US Health Care System
The “President’s Winter Plan” to fight the new variant includes mailing out free COVID-19 take-home tests to Americans who ask for it. AdvaMed says it will encourage manufacturers to keep producing tests.
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US consumers can order up to four rapid antigen tests per household through USPS website, or a phone hotline coming soon. Biden administration, which is working to buy another 500m tests soon, notes more OTC tests are becoming available through an accelerated pathway to support FDA reviews of for emergency use authorizations of tests with potential for large-scale manufacturing.
US Postal Service To Distribute Biden’s Free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen At-Home Tests Starting This Week
Americans can order up to four rapid antigen tests per household through the USPS website now, or a phone hotline soon. The administration is working to buy another half a billion tests in the near future.
The lobby group says the takeaway from the test shortage is the government should engage industry to prepare and ramp up test production before the next wave of variant infections in the ongoing pandemic.