- The White House has started to send out the first wave of free, at-home COVID tests.
- Some of the iHealth 15-minute rapids antigen tests were made in China.
- This was part of a $1.275 billion dollar government contract with Chinese company Andon Health.
Well, the optics on this ain’t great.
The White House promised free, at-home COVID tests —and free, at-home COVID tests is what they delivered. But not all of the first wave of 500 million tests were made in America. In fact, many were made in China. Fox News host Bill Hemmer, co-host of America’s Newsroom, praised the federal government and the United States Postal Service (USPS) but couldn’t ignore the fine print on the box.
“I got mine yesterday,” Hemmer said, holding up the orange kit. “All four of them came. Congrats U.S. government. U.S. Postal Service did a great job. Got my four tests. And on the back of the fine print…it is made in China.”
The tests were made by a company called iHealth, a unit of the Chinese company Andon Health Co. Ltd; they were awarded a $1.275 billion dollar government contract for the rapid antigen tests, according to the Defense.gov website.
“We are procuring as many US-made at-home tests as are available to purchase, while also purchasing additional, FDA authorized at-home tests that are made in other parts of the world,” an administration official told Fox News Digital. “Together this ensures that we are making available as many at-home tests for the American people as possible and importantly, we’re doing so in a way that ensures we are not interfering with other channels where people can get at-home tests, including through their states, pharmacies and online retailers.”
Why can’t the Bidens stop handing money to the Chinese?