President Biden to Announce Plans to Counter Omicron Spread

The president is expected to announce the purchase of a half-billion at-home rapid covid-19 tests.

President Biden will address the nation this afternoon surrounding the administration’s plan on fighting the omicron variant. The president is expected to announce the purchase of a half-billion at-home rapid covid-19 tests as well as a plan to distribute the free tests to Americans who request them. 500 million new tests will be made available in January and will be shipped to Americans through the mail. The administration is still working to determine how many tests each household can request. This will be just one of the new steps the administration will take to address a wintertime surge of infections. President Biden is also preparing to deploy one thousand military health personnel to help hospitals over-burdened by covid cases. He’s also expected to reassure fully vaccinated and boosted Americans that they don’t need to cancel their holiday plans.