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Why COVID Tests Are Still So Scarce And Expensive — And When That Could Change11:31
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Employees of the Miami-Dade Public Library System distribute Covid-19 home rapid test kits in Miami, Florida, on January 8, 2022. (Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images)
Employees of the Miami-Dade Public Library System distribute Covid-19 home rapid test kits in Miami, Florida, on January 8, 2022. (Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images)

Many public spaces across the country now require negative COVID-19 tests for entry. The cost of testing can vary widely, and some say they have had to spend hundreds of dollars to purchase tests.

Adam Tanner explains some of the reasons for the drastic difference in at-home test prices. Read his piece 'How Much Should It Cost to Get Tested for COVID-19' on Consumer Reports.

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