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Thread #167504 Message #4072088
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
16-Sep-20 - 10:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Subject: RE: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Texas is supposedly going to have access to a "$5 five minute COVID-19 test" that will be supplied by the federal government.
$5, 15-minute rapid COVID-19 tests are coming to Texas
A spokesman for the Texas Department of State Health Services said the tests are being allocated by the federal government and that the state was discussing how to deploy them.
"Imagine arriving at your office. You walk through the front door, stop at the front desk, and then take a COVID-19 test. Within minutes you are cleared to begin your work day.
Cheap, rapid coronavirus testing could change how businesses, schools and other places move forward during the pandemic, and Texas is hoping to be at the forefront."
I imagine the only reason Texas is getting them now is because it generally votes Republican and has a GOP governor who was "nice to Trump."
(And on an unrelated note, I hear ABC broadcast a Town Hall meeting it ran in Philadelphia that Trump attended last night and the Independent and Undecided voters really held his toes to the fire regarding his COVID-19 response, and other topics.)