Biden sends medical teams to 6 states, promises more free COVID tests and masks

More than 120 medical personnel — the beginning of a deployment of 1,000 service members — will go to hospitals in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Michigan and New Mexico

By: - January 13, 2022 1:01 pm
President Joe Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a video call with the White House COVID-19 Response team and the National Governors Association in the South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Dec. 27, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Biden spoke to governors about their concerns over the omicron variant and the need for more COVID-19 tests. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa is a reporter in the States Newsroom Washington, D.C, bureau. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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