‘There’s a lot of anxiety’: US grapples with Covid test shortage amid surge

Posted by on December 22, 2021 5:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

The US continues to lag in testing, leading many people to wait in line for hours amid increased demand due to the emergence of Omicron

As a history professor at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Kevin Bruyneel had been tested for Covid-19 more than 100 times and typically waited less than 15 minutes for the free tests.

So Bruyneel was upset when he went to get a PCR test at a clinic Sunday in Brooklyn, New York, and waited more than an hour after his scheduled appointment and was billed at least $100 – though he could owe more depending on what his insurance covers.

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