250,000 COVID-19 tests shipped to historically Black colleges, White House says

” We understand theyve been underserved historically, and we just wish to support them,” he included..

The tests were sent to 41 schools, and the federal government plans to provide another 300,000 to 65 more of the schools by next week..

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The federal governments objective is to send each school enough sets to test between 5 percent and 10 percent of trainees weekly, and the supply will be replenished as typically as required, Dr. Giroir said..

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” We think its extremely, extremely essential to gear up HBCUs,” Adm. Brett Giroir, MD, HHS assistant secretary for health, said, according to The Hill. “It is a truth, other than for a few very modern globally competitive universities, that many of these are little, rural, and do not have the type of lab capacity that other universities do have.”.

Historically Black universities and colleges also tend to have faculty older than average and are therefore at higher threat of contracting COVID-19, The Hill reported..

A White House official told The Hill that the federal government has delivered more than 250,000 fast COVID-19 tests to traditionally Black colleges and universities..