White House Soft-Launches COVID-19 Test Request Website

White House Soft-Launches COVID-19 Test Request Website

WASHINGTON — The Biden Administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially go online. The website, COVIDTests.gov, now includes a link for Americans to order four at-home tests per residential address, to be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service….

Federal Testing Website Will Launch Next Week and Offer 4 Tests Per Home

Federal Testing Website Will Launch Next Week and Offer 4 Tests Per Home

(Washington D.C.) — The federal website where Americans can request free COVID-19 tests will begin accepting orders on Wednesday as the White House looks to address nationwide shortages, but supplies will be limited to just four free tests per home. Starting on Jan. 19, the website COVIDTests.gov will provide tests at no cost, including no…

2021 ends with COVID craziness in sports and politics

2021 ends with COVID craziness in sports and politics

The Star Tribune newspaper reports: Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is on the COVID-19 reserve list after testing positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sunday night’s game against the Packers. … From the Star Tribune website   Cousins, who is unvaccinated, was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list as a close contact early in training camp…

Cure for Type 1 diabetes? We’ve been down this road before with NY Times

Cure for Type 1 diabetes? We’ve been down this road before with NY Times

“A Cure for Type 1 Diabetes? For One Man, It Seems to Have Worked,” blared the November 27, 2021 New York Times headline. It may have reminded old-timers of another story by the same reporter, Gina Kolata, on the front page of the Times 23 years ago, on May 3, 1998, which included unchallenged projections…

More than 120,000 American Kids Lost a Parent During the COVID-19 Pandemic

More than 120,000 American Kids Lost a Parent During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(NEW YORK) — The number of U.S. children orphaned during the COVID-19 pandemic may be larger than previously estimated, and the toll has been far greater among Black and Hispanic Americans, a new study suggests. More than half the children who lost a primary caregiver during the pandemic belonged to those two racial groups, which…

Zombie health care news

Zombie health care news

Although I am advancing rapidly into almost complete retirement, there are some days/weeks when I can’t refrain from pointing out some of the troubling health care news I see.  This is one such week. First, the COVID zombie news My local Star Tribune newspaper delivered this front page news: University of Minnesota, Mayo report COVID-fighting success…