Biden: US To Buy 500M More Tests, High-Quality Masks

NPR reports:

President Biden announced Thursday that the administration will be buy another 500 million at-home COVID-19 tests for Americans, in addition to the 500 million already being procured. A website will launch next week so Americans can order the free tests, Biden announced.

He also said the White House will make high-quality masks available for free, with details coming out next week.

Biden also said six new federal medical teams will be dispatched to aid overwhelmed hospitals in six states, “helping to decompress overwhelmed emergency departments, and freeing up healthcare providers to continue other lifesaving care,” according to a White House statement.

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