Did You Order Yet?

The U.S. government website, covidtests.gov, went live yesterday. You now can order up to four at-home COVID-19 rapid test kits and have them delivered to your home address for free: free tests, free shipping, tax free. If you live in the U.S., you should order your test kits, too. It’s easy-peasy. I ordered mine yesterday.

Of course, if you’re one of those who still believes that COVID-19 is a hoax, is a liberal Democratic conspiracy to rob you of your freedom to be a selfish asshole, or that your God-given natural immunities will protect you, then never mind. You may want to try some other at home remedies your fellow Republicans have recommended, like drinking or injecting bleach, taking Ivermectin, the medicine used to treat parasites in horses, or chugging your own urine. And good luck.

21 thoughts on “Did You Order Yet?

  1. rugby843 January 19, 2022 / 9:21 am

    I tried but since I’m now in a newly constructed site the post office says my address is inadequate—the punchline being: This notice was sent to my new address! Some times you just have to laugh 😂

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  2. msjadeli January 19, 2022 / 10:09 am

    Ordered mine yesterday. I echo your sentiments in regards to the “non-believers.” Friends and family have fallen like chaff, blown away by the wind for their idiocy, some figuratively, others not.

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  3. Paula Light January 19, 2022 / 10:10 am

    My housemate ordered for us, plus I have some tests from CVS. We are all good 💗

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  4. pensitivity101 January 19, 2022 / 10:53 am

    Lateral tests in the UK are currently free (7 in a box), but the government have plans to charge for them. It has been mentioned around £30 and June. What with the current plans to scrap all restrictions here, I cannot see anyone wanting to pay, or being able to afford £30. I know we can’t.
    Luckily we do have some kits and test ourselves often.

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    • Fandango January 19, 2022 / 11:10 am

      That’s costly! That equates to $41 U.S. dollars. Wow.

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      • pensitivity101 January 19, 2022 / 11:13 am

        Greed again Fandango. It’s not right, and there has been a shortage of lateral tests anyway.

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  5. emkingston January 19, 2022 / 11:43 am

    Thanks for posting this. I had heard about the home tests, but I hadn’t seen the link to get them yet 🙂 I am going to reblog it.

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  6. Marleen January 19, 2022 / 12:21 pm

    I decided, yesterday, that I’m going to wait at least a couple days. The tests are a very IMPORTANT aspect of this whole thing.

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  7. bushboy January 19, 2022 / 1:33 pm

    This reaffirms that the Australian Government are a bunch of f@*kers. Not enough kits for anyone let alone free. There are scammers and up-sellers making a tidy profit at the expense of those who need the tests for work. I despair at politics and the right wing nut jobs world wide.

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    • Marleen January 19, 2022 / 3:24 pm

      I’ve been mad all this time that testing wasn’t part of what we were doing. We should have kept it contained in that way, from the start. One of my sons went, early on, to get tested because he was sick with something and his company wanted him tested (and he has a fantabulous health insurance policy). He got a reference for where to go from his regular doctor, but the place he was supposed to go told him to leave (untested) and go home and only come back if he was on his deathbed (literally said that). Thus, many people had it with no way of knowing they had it (except that the loss of taste and smell was a sure giveaway while not everyone has that symptom). I had already decided not to go get tested if I thought I had it, because I felt I’d be further exposed (increased viral load) if I went to such a place (and I could simply stay home and not expose anyone else). I definitely had it, though. Yet, it would have been good to have been able to buy a test through the mail back then; I’d have proof I was infected with it and overcame. (If I had proof, then I would’ve only gotten one shot and would not be dealing with repercussions of the second shot, which was a third exposure too soon). Meanwhile, we don’t have adequate supply throughout the country now. But this online offering will help.

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  8. annieasksyou January 19, 2022 / 5:07 pm

    Thank you for the PSA and link. I hadn’t—and now I have.

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    • Fandango January 19, 2022 / 5:14 pm

      👍 You’re welcome.

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  9. Melanie B Cee January 21, 2022 / 7:29 am

    Interesting. I may look into getting a packet. I rarely go anywhere and have never felt I was around ‘unsafe’ people, but prepared is prepared.

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    • Fandango January 21, 2022 / 2:30 pm

      Can’t hurt to have a test kit handy just in case.

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