White House press secretary Jen Psaki clarified some of her past comments on Tuesday in light of the administration's latest push to combat the omicron wave of COVID-19.
President Joe Biden announced the federal government will now send 500 million COVID-19 rapid tests to people who request them as a means of expanding the national testing capacity. The announcement comes roughly two weeks after Psaki scoffed at a reporter's suggestion that the administration emulate other countries in sending out tests to all citizens.
"I would say there's not a day that goes by that I don't leave this podium and wish I would have said something with greater context or more precision or additional information," Psaki told reporters when asked about her old comments. "And that day, there was a lot of good questioning on testing, and during that briefing, I conveyed a lot of information about our expansion of testing, about the 15 million tests that we were making available, about the 20,000 free testing sites."
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"Should I have included that additional context again and that answer? Yes," she continued. "Going back, I wish I would have done that."
Later in the briefing, Psaki clarified that the White House believes some people will not want to receive at-home tests so the administration is asking people who do want them to sign up at a yet-to-be-launched online portal.
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You can watch Tuesday's entire briefing below.