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Biden Administration Announces Funding for the Increased Production of COVID-19 Home Test

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Biden Administration Announces Funding for the Increased Production of COVID-19 Home Test

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Andy Slavitt, senior adviser on the White House COVID-19 Response Team, announced Monday that The Department of Defense (DOD) and The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are funding a project that will make home tests for COVID-19 available to millions of people by the end of 2021. The Biden administration awarded $231.8 million to Ellume USA LLC, which initially got the green light from the Trump administration, to increase the production of the home test. During a press briefing Monday, Slavitt said that the over-the-counter, self-performed test kits give 95 percent accurate test results within 15 minutes. “Ellume has been ramping up manufacturing and will ship 100,000 test kits per month to the U.S. from February through July,” Slavitt said during a White House briefing on Monday. “That’s good, but it’s obviously not where we will need to be.” “So, I’m excited to announce it today, the Department …

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