Joe Biden, president of the United States, declared the availability of 500 million rapid covid tests to handle the growth of omicron at no cost.
In the Christmas season, the world faces covid 19 as families and friends meet together. Yet, even researchers don’t know about the omicron variant. They don’t know if it can create more severe disease, but they know that getting a complete vaccination can be a cure against severe weakness.
Omicron: A Growing Variant
In the Christmas season, the world faces COVID – 19 as families and friends meet together. Yet, even researchers don’t know about the omicron variant. They don’t know if it can create more severe disease, but they know that getting a complete vaccination can be a cure against severe weakness.
Last month omicron was detected first in southern Africa. It is now growing all over the world. From the new variant, only one death is from the United States. His name was Harry, a 50-year-old from Texas. He was unvaccinated and had some underlying health conditions.
What Mr. Biden is Saying
Mr. Biden said this is not March 2020,” We’re ready now, and we know more.” Covid-19 new variant omicron is responsible for almost three-fourths of all cases and is becoming dominant in the United States. Mr. Biden declared that there would be no shutdown. Instead, he will expand military support and testing for hospitals.
Against COVID, almost 73% of people are fully vaccinated. The management is concerned about those who have not even had their jabs. On Tuesday, Joe Biden requested people get their vaccination and prevent themselves.
Further, he told the difference between unvaccinated and vaccinated people. He said that compared to vaccinated and unvaccinated, people might end up at a higher risk of dying. Mr. Biden, caught red-handed during his remarks, said,” if you are not vaccinated and not had jabs, it is concerning” Biden said he could increase the South Africa travel ban.
The president said in his speech the one who is fully vaccinated can go for Christmas celebrations. According to the White House, the new guideline would decrease the effect of unvaccinated people on healthcare. However, he realized that his mandated vaccine statement has been unpopular now.
My management has added them to save your life and others, not control your life. He added.
How the Plan is Going to Work
Five hundred million COVID rapid tests will be sent to all people who request them from January. Kits will currently cost around $7-$15 (£5-£11) and are available in some regions. Also, the idea is to develop a website where Americans can mail to get their kits. Now Americans will utilize this website for scheduling their test, which will be delivered to them by email without any cost. Biden’s previous plan was to call people to buy tests by themselves and then look for compensation from their health insurance company.
Over the next two months, 1000 military medical personnel will be sent to hospitals nationwide, five times the current amount.
We are increasing hospital capacity and distribution of critical supplies.
Home tests in the UK are free from the government and very reasonable. Mr. Biden said on Tuesday that rolling out of worldwide testing will not take so much time.
As the idea of a 500 million test was declared, secretary of white House press Jen Psaki expressed regret. The white House will accept a European-style approach to test to buy test kits. There is no declaration of the amount that has been fixed yet.
Biden plans to grow the convenient and accessible test availability, including testing sites around the country. The first one is in New York, where people stand in long lines for hours to get tested.