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Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:40 PM

Biden says his administration will make free high-quality face masks available to all Americans

Source: CNN

By Kate Sullivan, Kaitlan Collins, Betsy Klein, Jeremy Diamond and Paul LeBlanc, CNN

Updated 1:02 PM ET, Thu January 13, 2022

Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his administration would make "high-quality masks" available to Americans for free, as the US struggles to contain the new surge of the Omicron variant and hospitalizations from Covid-19 reach new highs.

The President also announced his administration would purchase an additional 500 million Covid-19 tests -- on top of the 500 million tests he previously announced -- and said the website where Americans can go to get the free tests shipped to them will be rolled out next week.

"I know we all wish could finally be done with wearing masks, I get it, but they are a really important tool to stop the spread, especially of the highly transmissible Omicron variant," Biden said in remarks from the White House.

He noted that for some Americans, "a mask is not always affordable or convenient to get," and that his administration would announce more details about how it will distribute free masks next week.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/13/politics/biden-omicron-medical-team-deployments/index.html

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Reply Biden says his administration will make free high-quality face masks available to all Americans (Original post)
George II Thursday OP
IronLionZion Thursday #1
appalachiablue Thursday #4
George II Thursday #7
IronLionZion Thursday #8
appalachiablue Thursday #2
Budi Thursday #3
TygrBright Thursday #5
Slammer Thursday #6
truthisfreedom Thursday #9
paleotn Thursday #10

Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:46 PM

1. Maskholes will burn them in protest

and breathe deep to own the libs

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:53 PM

4. Fine them for destroying govt./public goods.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 04:58 PM

7. A takeoff on what we in New York used to call drivers from Massachusetts, perhaps the worst....

....in the country: "Massholes". But I've since learned that drivers here in CT, where I moved years ago, can be even worse than in MA.

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 05:11 PM

8. My city, DC, has a lot of aggressive drivers and accidents

including cars running into buildings, poles, and off bridges.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:51 PM

2. Thank You! President Biden & all involved in this effort.



- Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah (Live In London).

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 02:52 PM

3. Thanks President Biden for giving those of us who want to save ourselves, a chance to do so.

With millions of covidiots & now a SC that turned down your offers to help, we appreciate you believing in the rest of us.
We'll save ourselves, together & with your help.

👍💙

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 03:28 PM

5. That's nice. How about free, high-quality rapid Covid tests? n/t

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 04:15 PM

6. Nice, I guess

It's nice that they made this announcement.

But frankly, I'll believe it when a month's supply for each of us is delivered to my front door.

This is something they could have announced during Biden's inauguration speech last year. But didn't.

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Thu Jan 13, 2022, 05:20 PM

9. For a KN95 or N95 to be effective, men need a freshly shaved face

Otherwise there’s no seal and you’re right back to a cheap leaky mask.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 06:03 PM

10. 30% of Amurkins are too goddamn stupid to wear them.

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