“7-12 days? Are they calling it Operation: Derp Speed?”
What a mess. You can order free rapid COVID tests starting on Wednesday, but they won’t ship for 7 to 12 days.
So who knows when you’ll actually get them:
The announcement of the website fulfills a promise President Biden made before Christmas, when he said his administration would purchase 500 million rapid at-home coronavirus tests and distribute them to Americans free of charge. On Thursday, Mr. Biden announced his intent to purchase an additional 500 million tests, bringing the total to 1 billion. The administration has already contracted for 420 million tests.
But the lag in shipping means that Americans may not have access to the tests until the end of January at the earliest. In some parts of the country, that may be after the peak of the current surge of coronavirus cases, fueled by the fast-spreading Omicron variant.
The Postal Service will handle shipping and delivery through first class mail, the officials said.
Quarantine only lasts 5 days! This is beyond ridiculous.
I’m not the only one who noticed a problem with this.
When minutes count, Brandon's free rapid tests are 7-12 days away https://t.co/rW3K8tu8sV
— William A. Jacobson (@wajacobson) January 14, 2022
What good does a rapid test shipping in 7 to 12 days do?
You'll already be recovered from your Covid infection before you even get the test in the mail. https://t.co/7u1QTgVyzg
— Greta Wall (@GretaLWall) January 14, 2022
7-12 days? Are they calling it Operation: Derp Speed? https://t.co/5NKSXS4C1a
— Yourmomicron (@brodigan) January 14, 2022
ok so they’re expecting us to believe that this website isn’t going to crash immediately, ppl with no internet access won’t be impacted, and that ticket scalper type bots aren’t going to snatch up all the tests in the first five minutes… sure thing, what could go wrong https://t.co/YW5mIsCRzL pic.twitter.com/eHDbffVB3h
— with an "i" (@liawithani) January 14, 2022
If I die from COVID please stick one of these tests up my nose 2 weeks after I die https://t.co/01mYoYXOR7
— Gore Vidal Sassoon (@JimmyJazz1968) January 14, 2022
so it takes longer for the test to get to you than the cdc wants you to quarantine for 🙃 https://t.co/tDUTxfLdYm
— Justin T. Hoffman (@JustinTHoffman) January 14, 2022
By the time the test even *ships* you’ll be last the CDC recommended quarantine period.
What is even the point? https://t.co/P5gwSVT6u1
— Sean Bannion (@SeanBannion) January 14, 2022
— Political Science 101 🎓 (@PoliSciOneOhOne) January 14, 2022
— Eric Newsom (@ericnewsom) January 14, 2022
Phenomenally useless https://t.co/i9Wld1SKRy
— Jeremy Wein (@thismyshow) January 14, 2022
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