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To: President Biden
Free Covid Testing Now!
As the Omicron variant reaches communities across the United States, it is imperative that Americans have access to quick and free testing. We ask that you send free at-home tests to all Americans, and ensure that all Americans have access to quick, free, and accessible tests.
Why is this important?
Yes, we should send free at-home covid tests to everyone in America.
It’s a pretty simple ask, especially almost two years into a pandemic and at the start of a fourth wave of covid cases due to the Omicron variant.
But when NPR reporter Mara Liasson asked if the government would send free covid tests to American families, Jen Psaki, Biden’s press secretary, scoffed.1 Many countries around the world already send tests to households. It’s time the United States did as well.
Sign the petition: Send free covid tests to all Americans!
More than 800,000 Americans have already died from the coronavirus pandemic, and the omicron variant threatens another wave of infection and death.2, Our government needs to take every possible step to ensure the safety of American workers and families.
In the UK, anyone can have free rapid testing kits sent to their home.3 In Germany, rapid testing kits are available for about $1 each–compared to the $12 they cost in the US.4
The state of New Jersey has just begun offering free home testing kits to anyone who requests one, so clearly this can be done in the US as well.5
It is urgent and essential that the federal government send free testing kits to everyone in America in the midst of a new wave of infections during a pandemic.
Tell Biden: Send free covid tests for all now!
1. The Intercept, “Jen Psaki Accidentally Tells the Truth About How Expensive Covid Rapid Tests Are in U.S.,” December 7, 2021.
2. Worldometer, “US Covid Data,” December 15, 2021.
3, 4. The Intercept, “Jen Psaki Accidentally Tells the Truth About How Expensive Covid Rapid Tests Are in U.S.,” December 7, 2021.
5. NJ.com, “NJ residents can now get free covid tests delivered to their homes,” December 13, 2021.