Rapid antigen tests double in price in Australia amid concerns of price-gouging | Health | The Guardian

The price of rapid antigen tests in Australia has spiked as the Omicron variant sweeps through the population

Another “I don’t hold the hose moment”

Morrison, pushed back against calls from unions and business groups for the commonwealth to source and distribute rapid tests for free to people across the nation. He said testing was the states’ “job” and he was “glad they’re doing it”. With some Australians waiting several hours to get a free PCR test and several days to get the result, demand for rapid antigen tests has grown dramatically and prices have risen in turn. Some consumers claimed one retailer appeared to be selling the same five-test kit online for $90 on Wednesday, up from about $45 last week.

Source: Rapid antigen tests double in price in Australia amid concerns of price-gouging | Health | The Guardian

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