Biden Announces 500 Million More Tests Will be Purchased for Americans - The New York Times
Jan 13, 2022 2 mins, 7 secs
Just since Thanksgiving, over 800 military and other federal emergency personnel have been deployed to 24 states, tribes and territories, including over 350 military doctors, nurses and medics, helping staff the hospitals that are in short supply.

A total of more than 120 military medical personnel to six hard-hit states: Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island.

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Thursday stepped up his administration’s response to a coronavirus surge driven by the Omicron variant, sending what he said is urgently needed help to overwhelmed hospitals and pledging to provide Americans with free tests and masks as the country enters the pandemic’s third year.

Biden said he was directing his staff to purchase an additional 500 million tests for distribution to Americans, doubling the government’s previous purchase as his administration scrambles to respond to the highly contagious Omicron.

In addition, the president said he is sending a total of 120 military medical personnel to six states where hospitals have been overrun by cases.

Biden announced the first batch of 500 million tests just before Christmas, and the first batch from that announcement will not start being delivered until later this month, according to White House officials.

The president did not say when the new batch of 500 million tests will be manufactured and ready for distribution.

“We’re on track to roll out a website next week where you can order free test shipped to your home,” he said, adding that people with medical insurance can also soon get reimbursed for the purchase of up to eight tests a month.

Biden said late last month that he would be tapping the military to help hospitals early in January.

The new teams of doctors, nurses and other medical personnel would begin arriving at hospitals in Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio and Rhode Island, the president said, in order to help triage patients arriving at hospitals, allowing short-staffed emergency departments to free up space.

He also said he will deploy military personnel to help overwhelmed hospitals in six states and pledged to provide free high-quality masks.

Since Thanksgiving, when Omicron was first discovered in South Africa, the administration has sent over 800 military and emergency personnel to 24 states, tribes and territories, officials said, not counting the personnel Mr.

In addition, more than 14,000 National Guard members have been activated in 49 states to help at hospitals with vaccinations, testing and other medical services, officials said.

Officials said there would likely be further deployments of military medical personnel in the days ahead as the country continues to struggle with the pandemic

1. McCarthy: Biden 'Did Nothing' and Downplayed Using Defense Production Act on Formula Until People Complained
May 20, 2022 # breaking 38 secs
2. Nearly 43,000 people died on US roads last year, agency says
May 17, 2022 # breaking 1 min, 2 secs
3. Stranger of Paradise hair issue finally fixed two months after release -
May 18, 2022 # technology 1 min, 10 secs
4. Bird flu found at Foothills Animal Shelter - KUSA
May 20, 2022 # health 1 sec
5. The Queen refused entry to Royal Windsor Horse Show after guard mistakes her for random 'old dear' - Royal Central
May 15, 2022 # entertainment 18 secs
6. Nato: Biden riceve leader di Svezia e Finlandia giovedì - Ultima Ora
May 17, 2022 # breaking 4 secs
7. Star Wars' Future Includes an Amblin-Style Show From Spider-Man Director Jon Watts - Gizmodo
May 17, 2022 # entertainment 48 secs
8. Qualcomm Takes the Lid Off Its New Flagship Smartphone Chips and AR Headset - Gizmodo
May 20, 2022 # technology 1 min, 1 sec
9. Wanda Sykes 'still traumatized' over Will Smith slap: 'F--k him!' - New York Post
May 16, 2022 # entertainment 56 secs
10. Opinion: American leadership is thriving abroad. It's a disturbingly different story at home
May 20, 2022 # breaking 1 min, 53 secs
11. Sega Releases New Sonic Origins Gameplay Footage, Out On Switch This June - Nintendo Life
May 17, 2022 # technology 3 mins, 31 secs
12. Kourtney Kardashian & Travis Barker Married (For Real) in Santa Barbara - TMZ
May 16, 2022 # politics 27 secs
13. Spring Auction Sales for Two Blockbuster Weeks Top $2.5 Billion - The New York Times
May 20, 2022 # entertainment 1 min, 43 secs
14. Dr. Scott Gottlieb says rising monkeypox cases suggest it's spread 'pretty wide' - CNBC
May 20, 2022 # politics 52 secs
15. These Videos From a Space Probe Flying Past The Sun Are Truly Out of This World - ScienceAlert
May 19, 2022 # science 1 min, 0 secs
16. BNT162b2-induced memory T cells respond to the Omicron variant with preserved polyfunctionality -
May 16, 2022 # health 13 mins, 47 secs


Get monthly updates and free resources.


© Copyright 2022 365NEWSX - All RIGHTS RESERVED