President Biden Announced Purchase of a Half-Billion At-Home Rapid Covid-19 Tests

The president reassured vaccinated Americans that they can proceed with their holiday plans without fear of getting seriously ill from covid-19.

President Biden addressed the nation yesterday regarding the spread of the Omicron variant. The president reassured vaccinated Americans that they can proceed with their holiday plans without fear of getting seriously ill from covid-19. He also announced new efforts to combat a surge of cases across the country. Steps include preparing to deploy 1,000 military service members to overburdened hospitals across the U.S. in January and February. The president also confirmed the purchase of 500 million at-home rapid covid-19 tests that Americans who sign up will get by mail for free. His remarks came as the CDC released new data showing covid-19 was the third leading cause of death in 2020, claiming more than 350,000 lives in the U.S. and lowering life expectancy by nearly two years.