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Biden administration to make 500 million at-home Covid tests available for free

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The 500 million new tests will be made available next month and will reach Americans through the mail. The administration is still working to determine how many tests each household may request. Biden hopes to reassure Americans that if they are vaccinated, they can still proceed with their holiday plans. He wants to tell those who have not yet received shots of the potential for severe illness.
8 months ago·Washington, United States

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BBC News

Covid Omicron: Biden buys 500m test kits to tackle surge

The US will also deploy more military medics amid fears the holiday season will boost a Covid spike.

8 months ago·United Kingdom
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As Omicron surges, Biden to expand testing and warn unvaccinated

By Jarrett Renshaw and Ahmed Aboulenein WASHINGTON - The Biden administration will open federal COVID-19 testing sites in New York City this week and buy 500 million at-home rapid tests that Americans can order online for free starting in January as it tries to tackle the Omicron variant sweeping the country. Striking a more dire tone about the risks of remaining unvaccinated,

8 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Biden to announce half a million free home Covid tests to fight Omicron

Move is part of a renewed White House effort that also includes the Pentagon calling up 1,000 troops to deploy to hospitals

8 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CTV News

Biden to pledge 500M free COVID-19 tests to counter Omicron

With the Omicron variant on the march, President Joe Biden plans to announce 500 million free rapid tests for Americans, increased support for hospitals under strain and a redoubling of vaccination and boosting efforts.

8 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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The Independent

Biden’s Christmas war on Omicron: 500m at-home tests and military doctors deployed

Mr Biden will announce steps to combat the Omicron variant of Sars-CoV-2 ahead of an expected winter wave

8 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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USA Today

Biden to announce free rapid COVID-19 tests and help for overwhelmed hospitals amid omicron threat

Biden's remarks on coronavirus come as the US faces the new omicron variant, a surge in infections, long lines for testing and overwhelmed hospitals.

8 months ago·United States
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