(Trends Wide) — During his speech to present the new strategy against covid-19, President Biden appealed to Americans who have not yet been vaccinated, urging them to “do the right thing” and get vaccinated.
“My message to unvaccinated Americans is this: What else to look forward to? What else do you need to see? We have made vaccines free, safe and convenient,” he said in remarks at the White House.
Biden noted that the COVID-19 vaccine received full FDA approval and is proven to be safe.
“More than 200 million Americans have taken at least one dose. We have been patient, but our patience is wearing thin. … Please do the right thing,” Biden said.
“Listen to the voices of unvaccinated Americans lying in hospital beds, taking their last breath, saying ‘if only I had been vaccinated. If only.” It’s a tragedy. Please don’t let it become yours, “the president told the Americans.
Amazon, Walmart and Kroger to sell homemade covid-19 test kits
President Biden announced plans to reduce the costs of covid-19 testing for Americans, including a collaboration with retailers to make home-made covid-19 testing kits available “at cost.”
“In order to better detect and control the delta variant, I will take steps tonight to make testing more available, affordable and convenient,” said Biden. “I will use the Defense Production Act to increase the production of rapid tests, including those that can be used at home. As production increases, my administration has collaborated with major retailers such as Walmart, Amazon and Kroger and tonight we announce that By next week at the latest, each of these outlets will begin selling home rapid test kits at cost for the next three months. “
Biden added that “This immediate reduction in the prices of home test kits means a reduction in costs of up to 35%. We will also expand the application of free tests in 10,000 pharmacies nationwide, and … we are committed to allocating $ 2 billion to purchase nearly 300 million rapid tests for distribution to community health centers, food banks, and schools, so all Americans, regardless of income, can access free and convenient tests. ” .
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