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U.S. testing struggles to keep up with Omicron

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By Carl O’Donnell and Ahmed Aboulenein NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A surge in U.S. COVID-19 cases from the Omicron variant is overwhelming testing capacity in high-infection areas like New York City due in part to staffing shortages among healthcare workers and the limited number of open test sites, according to interviews with more than a dozen officials, health providers, and testmakers. Some testing centers, such as the New York area’s CityMD, have had to shut sites due to a lack of workers, causing long lines in others, they say. The demand is exacerbated by a months-long shortage of a…

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