Biden admits supply of at-home COVID test kits is 'clearly not enough,' vows to do more

President Joe Biden.
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President Biden conceded Monday that although his administration has been working hard to ramp up availability of over-the-counter COVID-19 tests, the efforts are still "not enough," Insider reports.

During a COVID-19 response call with the National Governor's Association, Biden shared with 25 governors the state of play as it relates to the Omicron variant and at-home test kits. "We went from no over-the-counter tests in January, to 46 million in October, 100 million in November, and almost 200 million in December," he said, per Insider. "But it's not enough. It's clearly not enough. If we had known, we'd have gone harder and quicker if we could have."

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Brigid Kennedy

Brigid Kennedy worked at The Week from 2021 to 2023 as a staff writer, junior editor and then story editor, with an interest in U.S. politics, the economy and the music industry.