Headline RoundupSeptember 29th, 2020

White House Announces Plan to Distribute 150 Million Rapid COVID-19 Tests

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The White House announced Monday that it will distribute 150 million rapid COVID-19 tests to states over the next few weeks, including to K-12 schools, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. According to a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) statement back in August, the White House entered into a $760 million contract to Abbott Laboratories for delivery of 150 million rapid tests to expand "strategic, evidence-based testing" in the United States. This week, 6.5 million tests will be deployed, and a total of 100 million tests will be distributed to governors based on state population in the next few weeks. While governors will decide where the tests go, the White House is encouraging schools to use the rapid tests to help restart in-person classrooms. Coverage from some left-rated outlets mentioned that this announcement comes a day before the first presidential debates, and after the New York Times released a report examining years of Trump's tax information. Coverage from right-rated outlets tended to focus on the details of the announcement and the White House's goal of resuming in-person K-12 classrooms.

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