Why Are At-Home Rapid Antigen Tests Hard To Find In The US? : Consider This from NPR Almost two years into the pandemic, at-home rapid tests can still be difficult to find in the U.S. If you do find them, they're often expensive. Other countries are faring better, like the U.K. and South Korea, which provide free tests each day to anyone who wants them.

Why is the U.S. different? NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

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Hunting A Rapid COVID Test For The Holidays? Good Luck With That

Hunting A Rapid COVID Test For The Holidays? Good Luck With That

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A kit containing seven at-home Covid-19 tests, distributed by the UK's NHS. Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Almost two years into the pandemic, at-home rapid tests can still be difficult to find in the U.S. If you do find them, they're often expensive. Other countries are faring better, like the U.K. and South Korea, which provide free tests each day to anyone who wants them.

Why is the U.S. different? NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman and Jonaki Mehta. It was edited by Ashley Brown and Lee Hale with help from Scott Hensley. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.