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COVID Tests Pre-holiday spike in demand with long lines at sites – NBC 6 South Florida

As Americans prepare to travel for holiday gatherings, celebrations increasingly likely to overlap with growing COVID-19 cases and the rapid spread of the omicron . variant. In turn, those threats are driving the buzz towards PCR testing, rapid testing and home kit.

Problem? COVID-19 tests are getting harder and harder to do. Some public health officials predict a renewed strain on testing sources, while locations in cities like New York City and Miami already have long lines.

Dr. Meena Brewster, health officer in St. Mary, Maryland, south of Washington, said: “The reality is that testing resources are not limitless in this country. “Depending on how the omicron is performing, we could very well experience lengthy delays in test turnaround times and very limited accessibility to testing, like where we were early on. pandemic.”

Read the full story at NBCNews.com.

https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/coronavirus/covid-testing-demand-spikes-ahead-of-holidays-with-long-lines-at-sites/2644432/ COVID Tests Pre-holiday spike in demand with long lines at sites – NBC 6 South Florida

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