US President Joe Biden in the White House on December 16, 2021. His speech today will focus on hundreds of millions of free Covid-19 tests and the benefits of vaccination, officials said. Photo: Reuters
US President Joe Biden in the White House on December 16, 2021. His speech today will focus on hundreds of millions of free Covid-19 tests and the benefits of vaccination, officials said. Photo: Reuters
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US: Biden to pledge 500 million free Covid tests to counter Omicron, and urge more Americans get vaccinated

  • President to make major changes including free tests for first time, ordered via new website; previously expected people to pay, then claim money back
  • There will also be more testing sites, extra support for struggling hospitals; overall an emphasis ‘on the benefits of being vaccinated’

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US President Joe Biden in the White House on December 16, 2021. His speech today will focus on hundreds of millions of free Covid-19 tests and the benefits of vaccination, officials said. Photo: Reuters
US President Joe Biden in the White House on December 16, 2021. His speech today will focus on hundreds of millions of free Covid-19 tests and the benefits of vaccination, officials said. Photo: Reuters
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