Biden Plan Includes Expansion Of Home COVID Testing

The Washington Post reports:

The covid-19 response plan President Biden unveiled Thursday envisions a sweeping expansion of coronavirus testing, aiming to make quick-turnaround test kits cheaper and more accessible than ever as the country tries to quell the wave of infections driven by the delta variant.

Leaning on test manufacturers to ramp up production, the administration wants to send hundreds of millions of rapid and at-home tests to local clinics, schools and other establishments nationwide in hopes of making it easier for people to catch infections and contain outbreaks early.

Major retailers have also joined the push, offering at-home tests to consumers at less than two-thirds the normal price for the next three months. The plan could help make home and point-of-care testing a more routine part of the nation’s strategy for managing the pandemic.

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