Biden Admin Signs Deal to Kickstart Delivery of 500 Million Free At-Home Tests for COVID-19

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Medical unit   execute  a Corona accelerated   trial  during the coronavirus pandemic successful  Berlin, Germany, connected  Jan. 7, 2022. (Hannibal Hanschke/Getty Images)

Medical unit execute a Corona accelerated trial during the coronavirus pandemic successful Berlin, Germany, connected Jan. 7, 2022. (Hannibal Hanschke/Getty Images)

The Biden medication confirmed connected Friday it has finalized a woody to commencement providing Americans with a full of 500 cardinal escaped accelerated COVID-19 tests for at-home use.

“We are actively finalizing the details of the organisation mechanism, including a website, arsenic we’ve talked about. I would expect america to supply those details adjacent week. And, yes, these tests volition beryllium sent retired done the mail,” deputy property caput Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters astatine a property briefing.

“What I tin accidental is: Last night, we issued retired our archetypal missive grant to supply tests toward this fractional a billion. This is conscionable the first.”

The U.S. Department of Defense also announced Friday that it, successful coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded a $51.6 cardinal declaration to Goldbelt Security LLC to deliver over-the-counter COVID-19 trial kits. It did not specify however galore tests would beryllium delivered nether the contract, nor erstwhile the declaration is expected to beryllium fulfilled.

Later connected Friday, the Pentagon announced a 2nd deal successful which it said that, in coordination with HHS, it awarded a declaration to Revival Health Inc. to procure 13.3 cardinal COVID-19 trial kits, successful enactment of the Biden administration’s program to present 500 cardinal escaped COVID-19 tests. This time, the section didn’t specify however overmuch wealth the institution would beryllium paid.

The Pentagon said that some contracts volition enactment President Joe Biden’s program to present the escaped 500 cardinal COVID-19 tests “in effect to the Omicron variant,” and that some contracts are funded through the American Rescue Plan Act that Biden signed into instrumentality successful March 2021.

The Biden medication had announced in a property connection successful December 2021 that it “will acquisition a half-billion at-home, accelerated tests this wintertime to beryllium distributed for escaped to Americans who privation them, with the archetypal transportation starting successful January 2022.”

“When we person those deliveries successful hand, we volition enactment the website up, marque it disposable truthful that radical tin bid tests astatine that constituent successful time,” White House property caput Jen Psaki told reporters connected Jan. 4.

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