NEWS & ANALYSIS

Florida to Distribute 1 Million At-Home COVID-19 Tests


Federalist Florida Gov. Ron Desantis announced a plan to distribute one million at-home COVID-19 tests to seniors in the state. 

In a Fox News interview, DeSantis blasted Biden’s lack of urgency on the matter of securing tests for Americans. 

“The Biden administration promised they were going to send all these at-home tests,” DeSantis said. “They said all you had to do is go online and get it, and nothing has happened in a month and a half with doing that.” 

“We’ve secured a million at-home tests,” he continued. “We’re going to be distributing them to nursing homes and long-term care facilities throughout the state of Florida and then to the broader senior communities throughout our population because we view testing as something that should lead to then a clinical result.”

As previously reported by Human Events News, Biden said he would distribute 500 million at-home COVID-19 tests for free, as the omicron variant continues to rapidly spread. 

“His promise was he would shut down the virus, and he’d demagogue Donald Trump every day,” DeSantis said. “He blamed Trump for COVID cases and deaths. He didn’t blame China, which is really where the blame belongs.”

“But he said it was all Trump’s fault, and then he would shut it down, and not only has he not shut it down, you have cases and hospitalizations in part of the country like we’ve never seen before, so that fundamental promise he made to the American people, he has absolutely failed,” he continued.