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The Biden Administration is preparing for a slow rollout of new polices on COVID, after the national public health emergency prompted by the pandemic ends in May. News reports and government statements suggest that tests, vaccines, and treatments will become less available for free over time as the response to COVID becomes similar to the way Americans handle other diseases, as part of traditional health care delivery system.

According to a report in Politico, COVID will remain a public health priority for the federal government, with a focus on still providing tests, vaccines, and treatments free or at low cost to lower-income Americans, while the private market takes over the majority of the response.

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