Biden Turns To Cold War Measure To Expand Access to COVID-19 Tests
President Biden outlined his pandemic strategy in a speech from the White House Thursday. The president invoked the Defense Production Act to quicken the availability of tests and issued a series of steps to increase vaccinations, including mandates.
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