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Biden to Send 500 Million Free Tests to Aid Omicron Shortage

  • President to warn of threat to unvaccinated in Tuesday speech
  • Biden won’t call for lockdowns, encourage schools to stay open
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Biden to Send 500 Million Free Covid Tests to U.S. Homes
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President Joe Biden will send 500 million free coronavirus tests to Americans’ homes beginning next month and dispatch the military to shore up overwhelmed hospitals as the U.S. confronts a resurgent pandemic.

Biden will announce new measures to try to curb the virus on Tuesday, the day after the CDC said the omicron variant first identified in southern Africa now accounts for most new U.S. cases. He aims to boost testing, hospital care and vaccinations without any new lockdowns or closings.