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.
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Biden Pledges A Billion COVID-19 Tests, Announces Plan Requiring Private Insurers To Pay For At-Home Diagnostics
The Biden administration announced on 13 January that it’s purchasing an additional 500 million COVID-19 tests to be distributed free to any American wanting one, bringing the total to 1 billion tests procured.
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.