Want to get a COVID-19 test and are having trouble finding a walk or drive-up? You may not need to for much longer. The FDA has given an emergency authorization for the first self-test that you can administer at home.
Made by Lucira, you’d have to get it by prescription, but once you do? The results come in about 30 minutes. Health and Human Services SecretaryAlex Azarsays it’s a great development. He offers, "Making it possible for Americans to do their own rapid COVID-19 self-test at home by prescription is the latest addition to our constantly expanding arsenal of COVID-19 testing options.”
Meanwhile,seven people in two statesare being indicted for allegedly stealing millions of dollars in COVID relief funds. According to the Department of Justice, the alleged conspirators, spent on luxury products, including a Lamborghini and a Porsche...and $16- million dollars was also seized by federal agents.
- ONE MORE THING!One of the nation's biggest partieswill look A LOT different in 2021. The City of New Orleans now says that during next year's Mardi Gras, parades will not be allowed to roll. The concern is that large gatherings could be super spreader events of the COVID-19 virus. The mayor previously said that New Orleans cannot cancel Mardi Gras because it is a religious holiday.
- Where do we stand with COVID-19?According to the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins, the United States has confirmed just over 11-point-three-million diagnosed cases across the United States since the beginning – with just over 248-thousand have succumbed to the illness. In good news?More than four-point-two million people have recovered.Something else to consider? Ourper capita fatality rate, which still has us in ninth place worldwide.