To fight Omicron, Biden to add travel rules, make at-home COVID tests free

To fight Omicron, Biden to add travel rules, make at-home COVID tests free

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday will lay out his strategy to fight the Omicron and Delta coronavirus variants over the winter, including free and insurer-funded at-home COVID-19 testing and new requirements for international travelers.The U.S. government will require private health insurers to reimburse their 150 million customers for 100% … Read more

Covid-19: At-home isolation ‘close to impossible’ for poorer communities

Covid-19: At-home isolation 'close to impossible' for poorer communities

The strict criteria needed for Covid-19 cases to be able to isolate at home are almost impossible for people in low-socioeconomic groups to meet, a Pacific leader says. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield announced the start of the “interim” programme of home isolation on Tuesday. It means large numbers of people with Covid-19 can … Read more