As the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to infect across the country, the Biden administration announced Wednesday that it will begin to distribute 400 million free N95 masks to Americans next week. The White House said that the masks will come from the government’s Strategic National Stockpile, which has more than 750 million available.BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO PROVIDE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF FREE N95 MASKSThree will be available per individual – although details were not immediately available on what sort of masks will be provided and whether they could be worn again. The masks will be available at tens of thousands of locations nationwide, including pharmacies and community health centers that have partnered with the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign.A White House official said that this act marks the largest deployment of personal protective equipment in U.S. history.  A pair of N95 masks (iStock)They said the administration would start to ship masks at the end of the week.Earlier this month, a senior administration official told Politico – which first reported this initiative – that an effort to send the respirators to Americans would make little difference because “half the country won’t wear any mask.””It may be popular in certain corners of Twitter,

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