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U.S. Plans to Distribute 400 Million N95 Masks

  • Masks will be shipped to drug stores, community health centers
  • Biden administration has already started Covid test program


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The Biden administration is preparing to release 400 million non-surgical N95 masks from the Strategic National Stockpile with plans for Americans to be able to pick them up from tens of thousands of sites across the country beginning late next week, the White House said Wednesday.

The masks will be sent to the same venues where Americans have been vaccinated against Covid-19, including tens of thousands of pharmacies and thousands of community health centers, a White House official said on the condition of anonymity to preview the announcement.