The United States will buy more rapid tests, deploy more military personnel to some hospitals around the country and offer Americans better-quality masks in an attempt to stem the meteoric rise of the Omicron variant in the country, the Omicron variant said Thursday. US President Joe Biden.
Biden said his administration will buy a billion rapid COVID-19 tests, double what has been announced so far. These tests are expected to be distributed to Americans through a government website to be released on Friday.
The US president did not want to predict when these tests, sought after around the world, will be available. Before the holidays, he had announced a purchase of 500 million tests for delivery in January, but none of them have yet been delivered, admitted officials of his administration cited by the. New York Times.
From next week, 1,000 soldiers with medical training, including doctors and nurses, will also deploy in six hospitals in the country overwhelmed by the current wave of infections. They will help out in hospitals in Cleveland (Ohio), Brooklyn (New York), Providence (Rhode Island), Detroit (Michigan), Albuquerque (New Mexico) and Newark (New Jersey).
More details to come.