White House to expand supply of at-home COVID tests by December
The Biden administration will spend an additional $1 billion on rapid at-home COVID-19 tests, a White House official confirmed Wednesday.
Why it matters: Despite vaccination efforts, public health officials have said rapid home tests will be essential for businesses, homes and schools to get back on track to normalcy.
The big picture: The announcement follows Monday’s news by the Food and Drug Administration to allow the sale of an antigen test from U.S.-based Acon Laboratories.
In February, the administration committed $1.6 billion to supply rapid tests to schools and underserved communities.
Details: The administration plans...