Biden administration to distribute 400 million N95 masks to the public for free

Washington The Biden administration will make 400 million N95 masks available to Americans for free starting next week, un funzionario della Casa Bianca ha detto alla CNN, the latest federal step aimed at reining in the USCovid-19 surge.

The maskswhich are coming from the Strategic National Stockpilewill be made available at a number of local pharmacies and community health centers, ha detto il funzionario, adding that the program will befully up and running by early February.
This is the largest deployment of personal protective equipment in US history,” ha detto il funzionario.
    Il 400 million non-surgical N95 masks amount to more than half of the 750 million stored in the USStrategic National Stockpile, a figure that tripled over the last year as the White House sought to boost reserves. The US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention recently advised that well-fitting respirators approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Healthsuch as N95 masks — offerta “the highest level of protection” contro Covid-19.
      The administration’s step comes as the US grapples with an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases. An average of more than 750,000 new Covid-19 infections were reported every day over the past week, secondo i dati della Johns Hopkins University.
        I know we all wish that we could finally be done with wearing masks. capisco,” Biden said last week in remarks on his administration’s coronavirus response. “But there is athey’re a really important tool to stop the spread, especially of the highly transmittable Omicron variant. Così, per favore, please wear the mask.
        All'inizio di questo mese, the CDC changed its mask guidelines to recommend that peoplewear the most protective mask you can that fits well and that you will wear consistently.
          Cloth masks are little more than facial decorations. There’s no place for them in light of Omicron,” CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, recently said onCNN Newsroom.
            Beyond masks, the federal government has also quietly launched its website to sign up for free Covid-19 tests, allowing people to order a maximum of four tests shipped directly to their household.
            White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Tuesday that the government website to order free tests was up and running as part of abeta phaseahead of the government website’s formal rollout Wednesday morning.

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