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Covid Test Crunch Means Hours-Long Waits Before Thanksgiving

Nov. 24, 2020, 12:00 PM

You can bring wine to Thanksgiving, bring sweet potatoes, bring congealed salad if you must. But you can’t bring Covid-19, and that’s causing hours-long lines at U.S. testing centers, triggering desperation among people yet to be cleared for the holiday meal.

They’re waiting outside even as health officials warn that a negative result is hardly a guarantee of safety -- and that they could be boxing out those who have symptoms or were exposed to the virus. The safest course of action is to stay home. Still, many people are hanging their plans to give thanks Thursday on a test....

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