On Wednesday, the eve of his first anniversary in office, President Biden held a press conference at the White House and admitted that more COVID-19 testing should have been done earlier.
JOE BIDEN: We’ve gone from 90 million adults with no shots in arms last summer and down to 35 million with no shots as of today. And we’re adding about 9 million more vaccinations each week. We’re going to stick with our vaccination efforts because vaccinations work. So get vaccinated, please, and get your booster.
Look, we’re also increasing testing. Should we have done more testing earlier? Yes. But we’re doing more now. We’ve gone from zero at-home tests a year ago to 375 million tests on the market in just this month. If you buy a test at a store, your insurance will reimburse you. On top of that, we’re making 1 billion, 1 billion at home tests available for you to order and be delivered to your home for free. Just visit covidtest.gov to know how to get that free test kit to your home.