JOE Biden is set to announce a drastic new plan to get Covid and the Omicron variant under control in the US.
President Biden is scheduled to address the nation from the White House at 2:30pm ET this afternoon, according to his official schedule.
In the speech, plans to announce 500 million free rapid Covid tests for Americans, increased support for hospitals under strain, and a redoubling of vaccination and boosting efforts.
People will use a new website to order their tests, which will then be sent to them in the mail at no charge.
The federal government will also establish new testing sites, and is prepared to send an additional 1,000 troops with medical skills to hospitals.
The address comes after the White House announced the Biden family has gotten a new dog, a German shephard puppy named Commander.
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