President Plans Distribution of Rapid COVID Tests

150 million tests will go to states by the end of the year.

During a press conference in the Rose Garden Monday, President Trump announced a plan to distribute 150 million rapid COVID-19 tests to states by the end of the year while strongly urging governors to use them to help schools reopen.

The Abbott tests, cheaper and faster than lab tests, return results in about 15 minutes. They are already in wide use in nursing homes under a program set up by President Trump’s Administration.

“In the old days when we just started this you remember we’d go out and we’d have to find these massive laboratories with tremendously expensive equipment. Now we’re down to something that you’ll see that is really from a different planet,” the president said regarding the new test.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the distribution of the new tests facilitates children returning to school.
  • For the various laboratories working on therapeutics and vaccines to counter the COVID-19 virus.

Sources: The Hill, Wall Street Journal


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