Rapid Antigen Test Shortages.


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Rapid Antigen Test Shortages.

Anthony Albenese appears to blame Scott Morrison for the shortage of Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT).

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said each state and territory is responsible for sourcing its own rapid tests.

Is this just.an Australian shortage, caused by Scott Morrison, or is it a worldwide shortage, caused by the new variant?

News reports about these shortages.

Rapid antigen tests are out of stock at many drug stores, and lines for PCR tests stretch around the block in cities across the United States. www.vox.com

Many people across the UK are struggling to order lateral flow tests (LFTs)* online or collect them from pharmacies. At the moment the main government website consistently says no lateral flow tests are available to order, and many pharmacies have limited or no stock. www.bbc.com


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* There is no difference between a rapid antigen and a lateral flow test.

Tens of millions of rapid antigen tests to arrive in Australia after shortage. Despite deliveries in the coming days, However, Australians would continue to see shortages of the kits over the next two to three weeks. 30 December 2021. www.news.com.au

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said each state and territory is responsible for sourcing its own rapid tests, but had approved $375 million to secure 50 million more of the kits, on top of 10 million it had already procured.

30 Dec 2021: Victoria announced yesterday it had bought 34 million rapid tests.

 

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  2. The Queensland state government said it had secured 18 million rapid antigen tests that would be given out for free to close contacts and positive cases at public testing sites.

    The supplies are expected to land over the coming weeks.

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