Biden Administration’s Rapid-Test Rollout Doesn’t Easily Reach Those Who Need It Most

(By Hannah Recht and Victoria Knight for Kaiser Health News)

In the past week, the Biden administration launched two programs that aim to get rapid covid tests into the hands of every American. But the design of both efforts disadvantages people who already face the greatest barriers to testing.

From the limit placed on test orders to the languages available on websites, the programs stand to leave out many people who don’t speak English or don’t have internet access, as well as those who live in multifamily households. All these barriers are more common for non-white Americans, who have also been hit hardest by covid. The White House told KHN it will address these problems but did not give specifics. Continue reading here…

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