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Why are COVID tests still so hard to come by?

Posted on AllSides December 22nd, 2021
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While COVID tests in many European countries are inexpensive and easy to find, Americans are facing long lines at testing sites and empty pharmacy shelves as the country enters another massive wave of infections.

In New York City, getting tested used to mean a quick trip in and out of a testing center. Now, getting tested in the city can require waiting in a line that snakes around the block, reports NPR's Hansi Lo Wang from Harlem.

To respond to the surge in cases caused by the highly-contagious omicron variant, President Joe...

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