Covid-19

Order at-home antigen tests online, Scott urges

If you see a second red line, you’ve tested positive.

Vermonters can order at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests at covidtests.gov, Gov. Phil Scott said.

This Biden Administration’s initiative – which launched this week – is similar to a program piloted by the State). Through this new federal program, each household is eligible to receive four tests, which are expected to ship within 7-12 days of ordering. Supplies are limited. 

“Rapid at-home tests are a useful tool that will help us continue to move forward,” said Governor Scott. “Vermont has worked hard to gain supply of these tests, and I appreciate President Biden’s recent efforts to do the same. The USPS website is up and running now, but federal supplies remain limited, so Vermonters should act fast.”

Any Vermonter without internet access can call the Governor’s Constituent Services Office at (802) 828-3333. “My team will help complete the online request form for you,” the governor continued.

The federal effort is similar to the state of Vermont’s successful pilot partnership with the National Institutes of Health, which sent 350,000 tests to Vermonters. Many of these tests have already arrived at Vermonters’ homes.

As the state awaits the arrival of an additional 150,000 tests it ordered for the pilot program, it is reevaluating the best use of these tests – including potentially allocating them directly to schools, child care programs and long-term care facilities – now that the general public has access to the new federal program.

Vermont is the national leader in both PCR testing and the distribution of at-home tests. Vermont has consistently performed the most PCR tests per capita of any state. Since late December, the State has also distributed about one million at-home tests directly to Vermonters, schools, child care programs, long term care facilities and other community partners.

States’ access to supplies of at-home tests continues to be a challenge. The Scott Administration will continue to work to acquire more, and the nation’s governors are working with the federal government to improve coordination in procurement and distribution.

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  1. The tests are lies it’s just a way of keeping their narrative going don’t bother with the tests. This whole time all these people wanting everyone to wear the masks and and to get their shots to protect everyone else when all you had to do is stop testing and that would have protected all of your friends and family from all the economic and undue harm that has been caused by this administration.

    For every two to three of those you order, another “case” will be found, because they are inaccurate and there’s no such thing as an asymptomatic spreader.

  2. These test are a snapshot in time, take the test, comesback negitive, you then go shoping at WalMart and go back home, did you come in contact with someone with covid while at walmart??? You don’t know. What good did that test do?? They keep pushing get that test done we’ll give them to you. A person would have to test everytime they got back from being in a public setting to be sure they are still negitive. But what if a relitive or friend visits, do you do another test?? Someone is getting rich selling these test kits and our goverment is paying for them with your money. We know very little absolute truth about this virus, they constantly say how many people have died of covid, truth is they have been claiming thet everyone that has died has died of covid even though they died of another factor but covid had to be reason for death. Now they are telling us we need the n95 or kn95 masks to be safe. you people remember that was the only way you could be protected when the virus started, them when the mask became unavailable it was the surgical mask then it was lowered again to the cloth masks, now we are back to N95’s. My conclusion, the goverment is clueless as to what is going on from day to day. Anyone out there want to make a prediction on tomorrows orders from the goverment!!! We’ve already been dead for two years now, time for an endemic and start living again and stop worrying about what tomorrow will bring. One article I read said it best, this pandemic will end in two ways scientist will end it, or, society will end it. Socially it will burn itself out.

  3. Per VT DOH website…3,122,151 tests done since inception. 630,000 population.
    Incredible- the government manufactured fear is a far larger problem than the virus.
    the virus is moving to endemic stage. The fear promises to be with us for a whole lot longer,
    if we allow it.

  4. Joe O’Biden said “we bought a bazillion tests from China – mass test your sheeple or you don’t get paid!” Phil replied, “yes, sir! right away sir!”

    • It has certainly gone away for the 865,000 dead people in the US. Even if that number is overstated by a factor of 100 it’s still more deaths than 9/11

      • Wrong answer. 865,000 who tested positive using a test with a 95% false positive rate.

        Why don’t you tell me the average age of those people? Hint: It’s greater than the average american life span.

        Why don’t you ask digger to allow comments so you lefties can have a home where you can cheerlead the death of the elderly?

    • “Why don’t you tell me the average age of those people? Hint: It’s greater than the average american life span.”

      So they’re old and it’s OK if they die of a preventable disease?

      “Why don’t you ask digger to allow comments so you lefties can have a home where you can cheerlead the death of the elderly?”

      Why is it ‘leftist’ to suggest that people may have dies of a preventable disease? Why is it my job to ask digger (whoever that is) allow comments?

      So let’s look instead (as you dislike testing data) at the excess deaths data. Annual deaths in any country are remarkably predictable, changing only gradually over time. According to https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/coronavirus-excess-deaths-tracker those 800,000 deaths are replicated by an excess death rate of over 1M in the US. This is 320 per 100,000, and is remarkably global in its similarity, although the US sits towards the top end of the table.

      • LOL! Your boy Fauci shelved Hydroxycloriquine and Ivermectin. Thousands of those deaths could have been avoided but he had to push Run-death-is-near.

        Keep parroting the fake pandemic. You just dig a deeper hole for yourselves everytime.

        Don’t forget your boosta!

  5. Some data from those who actually take time to research. Conclusion. Old people die just like….well forever.

    ++++++
    At the end of 2018, the world population was 7,631,091,040 and that year 57,625,149 people died. This showed an overall death rate of .76%. I know some of you are shocked by this, but yes, 57 million people died of all types of causes in 2018. When you reach the end of your life, you die.

    At the end of 2019, the world population was 7,713,468,100 and 58,394,378 died. Naturally, because we had more people reaching the end of their lives, more people died. The death rate that year was .76%.

    Now let’s see what 2020 brought us. The year of the pandemic.

    At the end of 2020, the world population was 7,794,798,739 and 59,230,795 died. The death rate was .76%. Yes. That’s right. In the year of the deadly pandemic the world’s population grew by 81,330,639 people and the death rate did not change by even a hundredth of a percent. The media never once pulled back the lens to show this, they continued to show the narrow focus of case counts and Covid deaths. Even going so far as to change causes of death so that someone who died “with” Covid in their system was counted as someone who died “of” Covid. The Western world shut down over a disease about as deadly as the common flu. And our rights were shut down along with it.

    Despite this disease having a non existent effect on the overall death rate of the world’s population the call came out for a mass vaccination.

    • I’m not challenging you in any way I believe what you’re saying to be true, I just want to know where you got your numbers from?

  6. False dichotomy central:

    Re: “So they’re old and it’s OK if they die of a preventable disease?”

    No. It’s never okay that anyone dies, regardless of age or disease.
    That the disease (Covid) is ‘preventable’ is clearly in question. It’s obvious now that the vaccines don’t ‘prevent’ Covid’, they don’t ‘prevent’ the spread of Covid, they don’t ‘prevent’ hospitalization, nor do they ‘prevent’ death.

    And now, the extent to which the vaccines may limit death is in serious question.

    That anyone who died from Covid was determined to have the disease by virtue of a questionable test may or may not be provable. “Apparently autopsies are carried out here and there in the USA,..”. Therefore, making any judgment based on ‘excess deaths data’ is equally questionable

    But given the recent Vermont Department of Health (VT DOH) data published by virtue of a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) disclosure, 74% of Vermont’s so-called ‘Covid deaths’ included comorbidities, and 81% of those so-called ‘Covid deaths’ listed a comorbidity other than Covid as the primary cause of death.
    https://vermontdailychronicle.com/2022/01/20/covid-listed-as-cause-a-on-26-of-vt-covid-death-certificates/

    So, only 19% of the Covid deaths listed by the VT DOH Dashboard are unquestionably from Covid. The rest – who knows? Curiously (perhaps predictably) VT Digger hasn’t latched on to this aspect of the ongoing Covid saga.

    • “Therefore, making any judgment based on ‘excess deaths data’ is equally questionable”. No, it isn’t. While there is suspicion that the excess deaths are caused by COVID, they could also be caused by ingesting bleach or horse liniment on crackers. The data just says ‘excess deaths’ – i.e. deaths in excess of those predicted by statistical models.

      Amusingly, two of the countries that had a negative excess deaths figure were Australia and New Zealand. Presumably unrelated to the length and breadth of their lockdowns.

      Now, we do have an issue distinguishing between ‘dying of COVID’ and ‘dying with COVID’ and determining the cause. Clearly reporting all COVID-related deaths as ‘COVID and COVID only’ is inaccurate. But it is slightly more accurate than some of the opinions expressed about ‘the Rothschild cull shot’ on here, by some of the more lunatic fringe.

      • Re: “The data just says ‘excess deaths’ – i.e. deaths in excess of those predicted by statistical models.”

        You obviously haven’t carefully read the Vermont Department of Health (VT DoH) spreadsheet. No one is saying that the data is inaccurate. In fact, the data appears to be clear, concise, and extensive. Each Vermont death is categorized by date, age, and four distinct cause designations, plus notes on “OTHER SIGNIFICANT CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO DEATH…”.

        What the data clearly show is that only 19% of the deaths included in the VT DoH cohort listed in its ‘Covid Dashboard’ are specifically assigned as showing Covid as the primary cause of death (Cause A). And the report says that the designations are based on CDC guidelines. So, its reasonable to assume that all of the so-called ‘excess death’ data to which you refer is similar to Vermont’s data (New Zealand and Australia and predictions by other, unspecified, ‘statistical models’ not withstanding).

        Otherwise, without citing specific data to support your contentions, feel free to see what you want to see, hear what you want to hear, and believe what you want to believe.

  7. “So, only 19% of the Covid deaths listed by the VT DOH Dashboard are unquestionably from Covid. The rest – who knows? Curiously (perhaps predictably) VT Digger hasn’t latched on to this aspect of the ongoing Covid saga.”

    At this stage it should be obvious the digger, NPR, sevendays, FPF, WCAX, have been given marching orders from Government and their paymasters to exclude very important facts of this manufactured crisis. Like I’ve said before digger is nothing but Fakebook in disguise and we all know how busy Fakebook ‘fact checkers’ are.

    • Either that, or they just don’t know how to read a spreadsheet.

      I suspect it all comes down to money.

      For example, healthcare providers (hospitals and their support organizations) receive significant subsidies when they determine a patient has Covid under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. A hospital can receive up to $40 Thousand for each patient on a respirator. If that doesn’t send a chill up your spine, nothing will. Just think about it. If you go to the hospital, it receives more money the sicker it makes you.

      Additionally, the State of Vermont has received $10.4 Billion in ‘FEDERAL FUNDING FROM COVID-19 PROGRAMS’ for ‘ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS’, ‘UNEMPLOYMENT’, ‘SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT’, ‘PUBLIC HEALTH AID’, ‘DIRECT AID TO STATES’, ‘OTHER’, and ‘EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT’.

      If you were the governor or in the legislature, wouldn’t you play along for a $10.4 Billion stipend? Heck, in 2019, the year before the pandemic, the entire annual Vermont State Budget proposed by Governor Scott was only $3.8 Billion, and that was an increase of $82 million over the prior year.

      This year “Scott’s [budget] plan proposes a total of $51.5 million in tax cuts, a figure that doesn’t include the one-time property-tax rebate of nearly $50 million from a surplus in this year’s education fund.” I repeat, a $50 million surplus in this year’s education fund. A surplus that was already there.

      So, Scott proposes to return what, $100 million to the taxpayers. How generous. That’s less than 1% of their windfall. Talk about a kid in the candy shop.

      Post script: I recommend everyone read Peter Schweizer’s new book – RED HANDED. It’s a comprehensive audit of the money trail between U.S. ‘Deep State’ operatives (from the Bushes to the Bidens, Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and everyone in between) and the various foreign governments funding them (most notably China, of course)… “the scariest investigation he has ever conducted.”

      • “I recommend everyone read Peter Schweizer’s new book – RED HANDED”. Is it a work of fiction like his other books. Like the one where he accuses the French of plotting against the Brits and meeting in a hotel that had not been built at the time of the meeting. At best, sloppy journalism, at worst a diversionary tactic covering up for the true criminals.

      • Schweizer’s sources are well documented. But, as always, feel free to see what you want to see, hear what you want to hear, and believe what you want to believe.

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