“Seeing how tough it was for some folks to get a test this weekend shows that we have more work to do and we’re doing it,” Biden said Monday from the White House in a conference call with governors.
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“We have to do more,” Biden said. “We have to do better. And we will.”
Americans have overwhelmed testing sites as they prepare for trips during the holiday season amid the rapid spread of the omicron variant.
Infections have surged in the U.S., with the 7-day average of new virus cases moving above the peak seen in the delta variant-fueled wave during the summer. More than 185,000 new infections were reported on Sunday, though reporting was depressed by the Christmas holiday.
The omicron variant accounted for roughly three quarters of new cases as of last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and its prevalence is expected to increase.
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