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COVID-19 economy wanes along with pandemic's urgency

Oct 17, 2023
Makers of vaccines, tests and even protective gear are struggling to adjust to slackening demand.
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, which supplied key products in the battle against the coronavirus, has seen a dramatic reversal of fortune.
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Federal funds for COVID testing and vaccines are running low

Dec 28, 2022
The White House has been asking Congress to allocate more funds, but that hasn't happened.
With universal coverage for COVID vaccines, treatments and tests ending, "we're going back to how the U.S. health care system generally works," said Jen Kates at the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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Biden's COVID home test plan faces supply chain hurdles

Dec 21, 2021
But it will be easier than shipping COVID vaccines, and there are more options for delivering the rapid tests, experts say.
President Joe Biden announces that he is planning to distribute half a billion at-home COVID-19 tests in response to the the spread of the coronavirus omicron variant.
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