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Biden unveils new initiative to provide free COVID-19 pills to Americans

Mar. 02, 2022 6:34 AM ETPfizer Inc. (PFE), MRKBy: Dulan Lokuwithana, SA News Editor32 Comments

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U.S. President Joe Biden announced the launch of a new initiative called the "Test to Treat" program to enable Americans to undergo COVID-19 testing at a pharmacy and receive free oral therapeutics immediately.

"We're launching

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lshiang profile picture
Pfizer and Merck will certainly benefit from this initiative.
@lshiang Hopefully you own shares. Also like AZN....with a decent
dividend. Keep sending checks while the stock rises. Not a bad
gig !
Why did FDA approve a drug with 30% efficacy when there is one with 89% efficacy? Pay-to-play reciprocity?
darnoc111 profile picture
@ccchk82 Maybe neither work.
@darnoc111 Yup, just like the 'vaccines'
GalXZ profile picture
@ccchk82 Some people can't take the Pifzer.
Still no real support for therapeutics. Still trying to stop the virus and all it's variants. Never going to happen. Just take the "blue" pill and go on with your lives, right?
Yeah let's fight inflation by making more free college by writing off debt and more free drugs just like our free PPP loans and free stimulus. All this free stuff is what caused inflation in the first place. We should have felt the pain of shutting down the economy for no reason. Instead we kicked the can down the road. Well it's the end of the road and inflation is here to stay if not get worse with more free stuff.
@Billyd-75 Yeah. "lnflation is good," said the Socialists.
darnoc111 profile picture
Let's instead send our vaccines to Russia to be given to their troops. That should help to end the war fairly quickly. I will donate mine!
@darnoc111 you should be our next president with such great ideas!
It's FREE.........Raise taxes they would like to do - same as they did irrational things to stop crude exploration and thus high prices.......done before Ukraine problem..
RoseNose profile picture
My health insurer just added Ivermectin to the formulary.... March 1st. Hmm.
Iowa is a great place to live and Kim Reynolds is an amazing governor.
FringDook profile picture
Surprised he isn't forcing us to take it like the jab. Maybe hide it in a hot dog like when you give a medicine to your precious Fido.
I just hate when the federal government lies to us about "free" stuff they are giving us. Its not free it is paid for by US federal tax dollars so everyone paying taxes is paying for it.
RetiredAndLovingLife profile picture
Imagine if trump had just said this. It would have been 4 more years and no invasion.
@RetiredAndLovingLife I believe your correct for the 4 years and no invasion. Trump would of bent to putins demands as much as he could so yes no invasion. Trump wanted out of nato now he says it's the best thing since slice bread. Flip flopping like a typical politician.
02 Mar. 2022
@M.i.L you've just revealed you level of knowledge, but help yourself to some more koolaid
FringDook profile picture
@RCCH only if it's big pharma sponsored kool-aid
Hey dems - honest question… would you be OK with a few mean tweets to have gas back at $2.00/Gallon?

Great choice voting like it’s your high school prom
CS15 profile picture
02 Mar. 2022
Covid is over. Time to move on.
@CS15 COVID-19 may be over but the agenda to keep the fear alive will not be over before the 2024 Election. It's a wealth and power grabbing tool for the people who benefit most from it. Look at what's happening in Hong Kong. You must be kidding yourself if you dont think that PFE and MRK are going to make tons of profit from their newly approved COVID drugs.
@ccchk82 Good points.....buy the pharmas.
Free? Taxpayer funded
More taxpayer funded grift. Pfizer must have done one hell of a lobbying job.
Can I take the $500 the government pays for the "free" pills instead of the "free" pills?
The biggest help the government can provide is to stop spending money on solutions hoping it resonates politically. It simply adds to the national debt.
bale002 profile picture
Free? From the government?

No. No. No.

For the last time, no.
This old man is stuck on a virus that is already gone. Be a leader, move the nation forward, stop selling yourself on fear
Another waste of money. Another contribution to the fall of America.
Atlanta Capital Professional profile picture
When I read the headline I had a fleeting thought that the government was now promoting the virus.
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