So, just found one walk in clinic who could do the test right away but it's $170 for the rapid test, and $120 if you want to do the long result test.Why didn't Biden just do a blanket mandate? What was the motivation to set it at a 100 person limit? Why didn't he just outright mandate it?
Technically, however, he did blanket mandate it. The 100 person limit is likely a way to mandate it without specifically saying those words.
Imagine nearly 70 million unvaccinated, lets say 30 million of those either don't get the vaccine or work for companies less than 100 people. That's 30 million people who will be required to get a weekly test.
The other day, I checked on getting a covid test. What I found was, it wasn't so easy. Where I live, I think they require you to make an appointment, can't remember exactly on that, but, to get the standard test, they said it would take like 7 to 14 days for the results, and if you wanted the rapid test, at least at the place I checked, it was $150.
Point is, imagine the extra backlog that will be created by mandating that 30 million people have to get required weekly testing. And if many of them opt for the rapid test, for some, that will be an extra $600 per month.
Point being, thus is probably not going to be a workable solution. Either because of the extra backlog in testing, or the cost, many people will be forced into getting the vaccine. So, again, why didn't Biden just come out and mandate it. I have a feeling that's going to be coming anyway.
Found a Walgreens that says they can do the rapid test and it'd free (odd that some charge and some dont) but for them, you have to schedule an appointment, and its usually not same day.
So, it looks like the testing is not going to be easy, time efficient, or cheap.