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If you can imagine, scammers have figured out a way to sell unapproved, COVID-19 tests. And the US Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to fall prey to fake tests, vaccines, and treatments. Since the arrival of the Omicron variant, the increase of testing for COVID-19 has become a big concern, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Scarcity can lead to potential scams for a product that doesn’t exist, the compromise of personally identifiable information, or the increase of deceptive advertising. Here are 5 tips to avoid falling prey to vaccine-related scams.
As the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads, the demand for more tests grows. State health leaders are introducing more testing options to meet that demand. State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs says 58,000 rapid antigen tests are now available for use in schools and other congregate settings. The state is also expecting to receive 300,000 at-home rapid tests soon, and they’re working on a plan to distribute those tests. See the full story here.