Biden plan to spur 200 million-500mln COVID tests to market -Fauci

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WASHINGTON – The Biden administration’s use of the Defense Production Act should help get 200 million to 500 million COVID-19 tests to market, Dr. Anthony Fauci told MSNBC in an interview on Tuesday.

The nation’s top infections disease official, speaking before President Joe Biden’s unveils his latest plan to combat COVID-19 amid the Omicron variant, also said officials were weighing a shorter recommended quarantine period for healthcare workers.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Mark Porter)

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