Industry Urged White House To Invest In COVID-19 Tests Long Before Current Shortage: AdvaMed
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.
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The top GOPers on the Senate health committee want to know what the administration has done with more than $80bn allocated by Congress to ramp up production of COVID-19 tests.
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.