1. Despite Early Warnings Of An Omicron Surge, Testing Remains A Problem Nationwide NPR 14:49

Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said officials knew there would be a surge from the Omicron variant since early data became available from South Africa. Despite that, COVID-19 tests have been incredibly hard to come by as cases continue to rise.

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