Biden’s omicron battle plan to include a half-billion free at-home tests, support for overwhelmed hospitals

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Biden’s omicron battle plan to include a half-billion free at-home tests, support for overwhelmed hospitals

From The Washington Post | Politics by Andrew Jeong

President Biden in a speech Tuesday afternoon will outline plans to expand coronavirus testing sites across the country, distribute a half-billion free at-home tests and deploy more federal health resources to aid strained hospitals, as the omicron variant drives a fresh wave of infections.

The speech will not focus on “locking the country down,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Monday, but the president will be “direct and clear with the American people about the benefits of being vaccinated, the steps we’re going to take to … increase testing, and the risks posed to unvaccinated individuals.”

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