Americans grapple with prolonged testing woes amid Omicron surge

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Reuters

By Brad Brooks and Maria Caspani (Reuters) – Long lines snake around entire city blocks as Americans scramble to get tested for COVID-19. At-home testing kits fly off the shelves at pharmacies and drug stores. Demand that surged before the holidays has yet to subside in the new year. As the Omicron variant pushed infections to record levels and the Biden administration unveiled plans to double testing capacity in schools, people across the country voiced frustration on Wednesday with the paucity of tests. Asa Wooten, a 25-year-old Drug Emporium pharmacy technician in Lubbock, Texas, said peopl…

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