Biden under pressure as Covid test supplies dry up

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‘The whole issue is an embarrassment for the White House’. Photograph: EPA/Shawn Thew

‘The whole issue is an embarrassment for the White House’. Photograph: EPA/Shawn Thew

A common sight on the front doors of pharmacies around Washington (and elsewhere in America) over recent weeks has been a sign advising customers that home Covid test kits are not available.

The massive surge in Omicron cases as well as the spiralling numbers of those who fear they may have contracted the virus has simply overwhelmed supply lines.

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