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This is Joe Biden’s plan to stop the omicron variant | Digital Trends Spanish


With more than 809,000 registered deaths, the United States is one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

For this reason, the country’s health authorities have expressed concern about the appearance of the new omicron variant.

While it is estimated to spread faster than previous mutations, it would be less serious, at least according to early studies. Either way, projections indicate that it should soon become the dominant variant globally.

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Faced with this situation, Joe Biden, president of the United States, has just announced a series of measures with which he seeks to stop the advance of omicron on North American soil.

We’re purchasing 500 million at-home rapid COVID tests that will be distributed for free to Americans who want them. pic.twitter.com/m9rgb9kjmP

& mdash; President Biden (@POTUS) December 22, 2021

These are the measures that are part of the new plan:

Free tests at home

The Biden administration announced the purchase of 500 million rapid coronavirus tests, which will be shipped to Americans’ homes starting in January 2022.

According to the White House, a website will be launched where people can request these tests, which will be sent free of charge via correspondence.

More places to test

From now on, Americans will have more places to test for COVID-19. The first new site to open will be located in New York. The enclosures will thus be added to the 20,000 that already work.

At the same time, the authorities hope to work in collaboration with Google so that people who search for tests can find them more easily through the most popular search engine in the world.

Strengthen hospitals

Biden also announced that he is ready to deploy about 1,000 military personnel to assist medical personnel. The idea behind this plan is to prevent hospitals from collapsing due to an eventual increase in the number of infections.

The precincts will also feature more ventilators and hundreds of ambulances and paramedic teams will be deployed to transfer patients to other buildings when a hospital collapses.

My Administration has stockpiled millions of gowns, gloves, masks, and ventilators.

We are ready to send them immediately to any state that needs more.

I have also directed the Pentagon to mobilize an additional 1,000 troops to help staff local hospitals and expand capacity.

& mdash; President Biden (@POTUS) December 22, 2021

Vaccination

The Vaccines have proven to be the most efficient way to reduce the number of infections. In fact, it is known that inoculation can prevent illness, hospitalization, and even death.

Because of this, the United States could have additional vaccination sites and provide more staff to administer vaccines.

For now, it has been ruled out that some kind of obligation is imposed for those who have not been vaccinated. Instead, it will motivate people to get their booster dose. It is estimated that there are currently 40 million people who are not vaccinated in that country.

To those people who have not been vaccinated: you have an obligation to yourself, your family, and your country.

Get vaccinated now. It’s free. It’s convenient. It saves lives. And it’s your patriotic duty.

& mdash; President Biden (@POTUS) December 21, 2021

International aid

At the same time, a contribution of $ 580 million dollars will be made to different international organizations to combat the pandemic due to the spread of omicron.

The idea is that US medical experts can meet with their international peers to assess a coordinated response to the new variant.

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