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¨We have more work to do,¨ Biden says, pledges more Covid-19 tests

¨We have more work to do,¨ Biden says, pledges more Covid-19 tests

Washington, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) President Joe Biden on Monday pledged to ease a shortage of Covid-19 tests as the Omicron variant threatened to overwhelm hospitals and stifle travel plans as it spreads across the United States this holiday week.
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“Seeing how tough it was for some folks to get a test this weekend shows that we have more work to do,” Biden said as he joined a call with the administration’s Covid-19 response team and state governors. “It’s clearly not enough.”

To avoid long lines, President Biden ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to establish pop-up sites in several places such as New York City.

Biden said his administration’s steps include using the Defense Production Act to boost at-home test manufacturing and making it easier to use the Google search engine to find a nearby testing location.

Such a decision to dole out evidence comes at a complex time for the US president, who pledged to curb the pandemic, and now Covid-19 kills over 1,000 US citizens every day and also spreads astonishingly.

The United States is currently experiencing a coronavirus surge, many of them are children, even though local authorities assured that thanks to the country´s vaccination campaign, hospitalizations, Covid-19 case numbers have not increased sharply.

The United States is the nation that has reported highest coronavirus toll globally since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 as a pandemic since March 2020.


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