How The Primaries Will Go
Why Ron DeSantis Says the Debt Deal Is ‘Totally Inadequate’
Rolling Stone Picked the Weirdest Fight to Have With Ron DeSantis
Why the White House Correspondents' Association Ripped Into Joe Biden This Weekend
Why the FBI Raided a Florida Blogger's Home This Month
The DCCC Is Made Up Of Morons
They’re Conditioning Americans to Hate White People
They Fought For Us – Now It's Our Turn
'What Is She Doing Here?': Report on Feinstein's Health Details Senator's Confusion Over...
Lest We Forget
The Debt Ceiling Deal From Hell
'Odds Are That the Only Person Who Could Beat Sherrod Brown' Is Someone...
Memorial Day Commemorates No Greater Love
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Caused Massive Mental Illness on the Left
Rise of the War on White People
Tipsheet

Americans Notice a Very Problematic Part About Those 'Free' Covid Tests the Government Is Sending Out

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

As Americans begin receiving their “free” Covid-19 tests from the U.S. government, people have started to point out that their kits say they were Made in China.

“I almost choked when I saw that,” commented RedState’s Nick Arama. “It’s almost impossible to find a test at a pharmacy, you can only get them from the government in an ineffective time if you are sick and then they’re from China? The people Joe Biden hasn’t even held accountable in any way for what they’ve done regarding COVID? So is Joe Biden is making China rich with these “free tests?” This is just incredible.”

Fox News’s Bill Hemmer brought the issue up on Tuesday. While he praised the government and postal service’s speed in getting him the test kits, the four iHealth Labs Inc. kits said on the back of the box they were made in China. 

iHealth is a unit of the Chinese company Andon Health Co. Ltd., according to Reuters. It was awarded a $1.275 billion contract for COVID-19 rapid tests with the U.S. government on Jan. 13, according to the Defense.gov website. (Fox News)

A Biden administration official told Fox News that given the volume of tests needed, they couldn’t all have been made in America.

"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."

"Importantly, every at-home test that is available to the American people has underwent a rigorous FDA approval process guaranteeing that it is of the highest quality," the official added.

Others disagreed.

In a statement, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) said it was "unacceptable" that the administration "would spend American taxpayer dollars on COVID tests from Communist China, which just goes directly to supporting General Secretary Xi and his genocidal regime, instead of supporting American manufacturers and jobs."

The statement continued: "The federal government has a responsibility to support American manufacturers, and we cannot turn a blind eye to the fact that it was the Chinese Communist Party that lied about this deadly virus, tried to hide it, and has continuously covered up the origins of COVID-19."

Other Covid-19 at-home tests were made by Indiana-based Roche Diagnostics Corp. and Florida-based Abbott Rapid Dx North America LLC.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Video