The COVID-19 testing shortage observed in the United States (US) will be resolved soon, said Anthony Fauci, a White House adviser in the fight against the pandemic, as the country observes an outbreak of cases due to the Omicron variant.
“One of the problems right now is that (the tests) will not be fully available to everyone until January,” the epidemiologist told ABC.
“We are addressing the testing problem and very soon that will be fixed,” he continued, also acknowledging his frustration at this shortage.
On the occasion of the end of the year holidays, the United States experienced an especially high demand for tests, especially kits to do at home.
At the same time, the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase dramatically due to the spread of the Omicron variant, with an average of more than 175,000 new infections daily in the last week, according to data from the CDC, the main agency on Sunday. federal public health.
These coincident events are partly responsible for the “high demand” and the consequent shortage of evidence.Fauci said.