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New government tool asks Americans for vaccination status, mask-wearing habits


November 5, 2021

Americans unsure whether to get a Covid-19 test over 600 days into the pandemic can now use an online tool developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and volunteer some personal information to get a recommendation.

“Demand is increasing for [Covid]-19 testing among individuals and families, especially as winter approaches and people shift to indoor activities,” the NIH said on Wednesday, announcing the tool’s release. The individual calculator was developed by the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative, set up in April 2020, and comes a year after the calculator for organizations went operational.

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