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WH Will Invest $1.6B In COVID-19 Testing, Says More Funding Needed

By Kelly Lienhard / February 17, 2021 at 2:27 PM
The Biden administration is investing $1.6 billion to increase COVID-19 test and genomic sequencing efforts in the United States, the White House announced Wednesday (Feb. 17) . Members of the White House COVID-19 Response Team said the investment will help protect the public from emerging variants of the virus. However, they also added the funding is only a fraction of what is needed, and they reiterated that President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief proposal, the American Rescue Plan, needs to be...


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