Administration Updates / Coronavirus / Safety & Health

Trump Administration Will Deploy 150 Million Rapid Tests in 2020

testsAs part of an historic initiative led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of and Defense (DOD), the Administration awarded a contract for $760 million to Abbott for delivery of 150 million rapid, Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Point of Care (POC) SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests to expand strategic, evidence-based testing in the United States.  Testing will be potentially deployed to schools and to assist with serving other special needs populations.

HHS Secretary Alex Azar said, “By strategically distributing 150 million of these tests to where they’re needed most, we can track the virus like never before and protect millions of Americans at risk in especially vulnerable situations.”

You can read more from HHS here.

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Michael jerry Fuerst
1 month ago

Duh…. The Trump administration needed 182,000 US deaths and 6 months to get its act together.

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