The Biden administration has just approved $230 million for the Department of Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services to begin scaling up the production of at-home test kits. This money will be specifically used for the company Ellume's at-home tests. These tests were approved by the FDA all the way back in December. This makes me super curious why they're just now getting the funding to push it forward. Then again, this was found under the last administration. I'd say I'm surprised, but these things just don't surprise me anymore.
Ellume's at-home test kit can (will be able to) be bought over the counter and the results will be sent right to your phone via bluetooth. Being that they are already in production and sold elsewhere (at least from myself), the test kit already has a known price tag of only $30 bucks. I'd absolutely pay that over the other experiences I've had.
I'm really hoping that scaling this up will begin the push for these to be available on a much, much larger scale in the coming months. This is exactly what we need.
bryce28 Wrote: What's the status on this? Can we order at home test kits easily now or is this still just in the works?
JFoster Wrote:bryce28 Wrote: What's the status on this? Can we order at home test kits easily now or is this still just in the works? Looks like you can order them through Walmart. The CDC website says they are now available over the counter at most pharmacies.