Households are eligible for four free Covid tests per order. The report says families are limited to two orders starting next week based on residential address.
Although the antiviral drugs Paxlovid, made by Pfizer, have been relatively scarce since the Food and Drug Administration approved them late last year, Biden said that “Pfizer is working overtime to get it.” give us a million pills this month and more than double next month.”
Mr. Biden said the US had reached a new moment of the pandemic, with the number of severe cases falling to the lowest level since July.
In line with new guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week, the president said that most Americans are now safe to live a life without a mask.
“With 75% of American adults fully vaccinated and a 77% reduction in hospitalizations, most Americans can safely drop their masks, return to work, stay in class, and move forward.” “, Biden said.
He added that the US was prepared for new Covid variants, with the ability to deploy a new vaccine within 100 days if needed.
“I can’t promise that a new variant won’t come out. But I can promise you that we’ll do everything in our power to be ready if it happens,” he said.