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Why the U.S. is lagging behind in rapid COVID-19 testing

Clip: 12/18/2021 | 5m 20s | Video has closed captioning.

With the holidays approaching and the omicron variant surging in some parts of the U.S., demand for rapid and at-home COVID-19 tests is higher than ever, and the wait at large PCR test sites can be several hours in some places. ProPublica reporter Lydia Depillis joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss why the tests are so hard to find and the Biden administration’s plans for ramping up supply.

Aired: 12/18/21

Rating: NR

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