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scottydl

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^^ Very true. Anything the government offers was taken from us (taxpayers) in the first place. And I’ve heard concerns about the accuracy of false positives & negatives on home covid test kits, so something to keep in mind. We got a few of the “free” kits for our household this month too (Use By date of 7/7/22), although we’ve all already had covid & recovered… so I’m not really sure when we’d test at home & not also want a doctor-verified test if we really thought we were reinfected. 🤷‍♂️

Weird time in our society… hopefully it’s all over soon.
 

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I guess some people can’t be happy with anything.

We live in a country where we have an option to try to keep our loved ones safe by testing for covid at home.

I guess some of you would rather we be more like India where the dead covid corpses are dumped in rivers, dredged, and then burned in piles, in the open air.
 

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Only about half of the federal budget comes from personal income taxes...

I suppose I was referring to all taxes and levies collected… which is where all government funds come from, right? (Except when they just print more money or dive further into debt I suppose.) They’ve proven over and over again they can’t operate on a budget or make smart investments.
 

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The test kits both of our daughters received are "BinaxNow" kits made in the US by Abbott. Our tests haven't caught up to us from our mail forwarder yet, so I don't know which ones they are.
 

Gary RV_Wizard

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My tests are the BinaxNOW brand distributed by Abbot Labs. The only future date I can find on the box is 01/15/2023 and it doesn't actually say "use by". Or anything about a shelf life. I'm not worried...
 

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We received our "free" tests today - 2 boxes with 2 tests in each box. Date on the boxes is January 31, 2023. They will likely get thrown out before I get to use them.

BTW, they are far from "free".
 

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My tests are the BinaxNOW brand distributed by Abbot Labs. The only future date I can find on the box is 01/15/2023 and it doesn't actually say "use by". Or anything about a shelf life. I'm not worried...
I’ve got the same brand I purchased last October before coming to Fl. Mine has a white sticker on it and on the sticker there is a hour glass symbol and it’s almost half full. Next to it there’s a date of 2022-03-28. I assume that’s when it expires.
 

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I was at a Walgreens in Palatka, FL Tuesday picking up a prescription for my wife and asked about home test kits. The clerk reached under the counter and put two BinaxNOW kits (2 tests each) in the bag. She said if I wanted more they were in the aisle behind me but were not free.
 
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JudyJB

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The home test kits are handy if you find out you are exposed and want a fast answer so you do not expose anyone else You can follow up by getting a PCR test, but those usually take 2-3 days to get a result. I used two tests when I found out my two granddaughters had COVID, and I had been with one of them just two days earlier. I took one test immediately and another three days later to be sure.

I also tested myself two and five days after spending four days at Disney World. It made me feel better to know I was negative because I have a medical condition that causes a weakened immune system and with that and my age, I do not want to get sick.
 

Skookum

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Ours arrived yesterday. They're Made in China. Don't care as long as the FDA says they work as described!
 

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I ordered ours Jan. 18 and got a confirmation number. Since then, nothing. Even tried reordering them and got a message that they had already been ordered for my address. Federal government at its finest.
 
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