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White House: will distribute free rapid tests

White House: will distribute free rapid tests

The White House has announced that people will be able to order a free COVID-19 test from starting Wednesday, January 19. It follows a promise that the government would set up a website to distribute 500 million tests, announced by President Joe Biden in December.

You only need to enter two information to send you the test - your name and address. In its announcement, the White House said the tests would be shipped "within 7-12 days after ordering" via the US Postal Service. Currently, the limit is four tests per residential address.

On Wednesday of this week, a White House adviser said the site "should be online by this weekend." Technically, the government has set that deadline - you can go to right now, although it's currently showing a landing page letting you know the tests will be available on Wednesday and you'll need a credit card number. will not need to be inserted. One.

The USPS isn't just responsible for getting people tested. According to the protocol, it was also tapped to develop a website that would have to deal with millions of people trying to test it at the same time. The report cited a government official who said it was "taking our website launch very seriously" and that construction of the site "did not start from scratch". The protocol says the US Digital Service will also help launch the site and provide support when needed.

Given the government's less-than-stellar reputation with launching healthcare websites, there's some doubt about whether the site will be able to handle the traffic – and some have rightly pointed out that some of the most vulnerable. There may be difficulty getting online and navigating. Website. A White House statement said if you are unable to access the website you can call a hotline for testing and that the government will "work with national and local community-based organizations to help the nation's hardest-hit people." Support can be supported in requesting tests - the hit and highest-risk communities."

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