Lines for COVID-19 tests have led to lines of up to a mile long and hours of delays as cases increase following the holidays.
President Joe Biden admitted the demand has surged beyond expectations, showing the need for more work.
“Seeing how tough it was for some folks to get a test this weekend shows that we have more work to do, and we’re doing it,” Biden said on a call with governors.
“But it’s not enough. It’s clearly not enough. If I had — we had known, we would have gone harder, quicker if we could have.”
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Dr. Jerome Adams, the surgeon general in the Trump administration, said the increased need for tests should have been expected.
“It comes down to a lack of federal prioritization. There’s no other way to put it… It’s frustrating when you hear President Biden and Vice President Harris say on the record, ‘We didn’t see this coming. No one could have seen this coming,'” Adams told Fox News.
The current situation also shows no sign of ending soon as the Omicron variant continues to increase numbers across the nation.