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Fauci says COVID-19 test availability will ‘improve dramatically in January’

(Hill) – White House Medical Advisor Anthony Faucice on Thursday said the United States will see significant improvements this month related to the availability of COVID-19 tests.

Tests are hard to come by amid high demand due to omicron variation and holiday travel, when people seek tests before meeting each other at family gatherings.

“Things should improve dramatically in January and beyond,” Fauci said of Thursday’s test on NewsNation’s “Morning in America.”

“I believe and for sure that as we enter January, the first few weeks of January, things will improve markedly because there will be half a billion tests in January,” he added. “In the coming months, there will be between 200 and 500 million tests per month, including the ability to access online and order the test and have it delivered to your door for free.”

“We’re doing a lot better than we were a year ago, but we still have a lot of ways to go,” the Biden administration’s chief medical adviser also said.

Several cities have seen long lines at testing sites fueled by the spread of the highly contagious omicron variant.

In the first day of this month, President Biden commit to buy one 500 million home COVID-19 tests which he said would be made available to Americans free of charge.

“I don’t think it’s a failure,” Biden said in a statement Interview with ABC earlier this month when asked about the testing shortage. “You could argue that we should have known a year, six months ago, two months, a month ago.”

“I wish I had thought of ordering half a billion [tests] two months ago,” the president added.

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