Recently, foreign media reported that,Signed with Biden government，After the expiration of the agreement to sell the antigen self-test kit at cost, the retail giants Wal Mart and Kroger both increasedThe price of BinaxNOW fast COVID-19 testing agent.Price by$14 toUSD 19.98.
It is understood that,2021In September, the two companies, together with Amazon, reached an agreement with the White House,withThe coronavirus test conducted by Abbott Laboratories is sold for $14agent, for100 days。
Wal Mart spokesman in a statementsay,This is scheduled on2021End in mid December, although other retailers end in mid DecemberAlreadyThe price was raised, but Wal Mart kept it until the price was raisedA certain buffer period。
The company said that these tests are being sold in Wal Mart stores and online, and the company also pointed out that"Large demand", there are purchase restrictions. BinaxNOW test is currently in Walmart Com.
A spokesman for KrogerAlso to relevant mediaIt is confirmed that since the implementation of the commitment to the Biden government, the pricing plan has been gradually cancelled and retail pricing has resumed。 Krogerat presentTwo test kitsThe price of isUS $23.99.
However, due to the limited supply of testing agents, compared with Wal Mart and Kroger, AmazonNo available for saleBinaxNOW testagent，Amazon did not respond.
becauseOmicron variantIs highly infectious, soPromotesCOVID-19 Test Requirementsofa surge,Promote localIt is difficult to find and keep the kit in stock.According to the report,Average number of tests per dayalreadyClose to a record high.
As the supply of testing agent is close to shortage, Amazon began to limit the amount of testing agent purchased last month. From quantity limitation to price increase of some retailers, it reflects the great demand of local people.
According to previous reports,20217-day average value of new test on December 23Has exceeded1.76 million in 2021Number of new tests per day in Decemberwhat is moreNear record waterPing, this also makesCOVID-19 testThe demand for agents is increasing rapidly.