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Millions of Americans on the move amid Omicron’s Christmas surge

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Washington (AFP) – Millions of Americans were on the move Thursday during one of the busiest travel days of the holiday season, as Covid infections with Omicron surpassed the peak of the Delta wave and hospitals ran out of space for patients. A Christmastime testing crunch compounded the country’s problems, with pharmacy appointments in big cities all booked, government sites overwhelmed and home kits nowhere to be found. President Joe Biden — who as a candidate blasted his predecessor Donald Trump for failures on the same issue — promised this week to stand up more testing sites and ship ou…

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