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Biden Calls on U.S. to Expand Shots, Boosters to Fight Surge

  • Health officials worried about rising cases, holiday season
  • President says travel rules to be tightened as omicron arrives
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Biden Says Vaccine Plan Should Unite Americans
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President Joe Biden called on health providers to expand the availability of coronavirus vaccines and booster shots, aiming to combat a winter surge of infections -- and hold off the new omicron variant.

Biden outlined a new strategy to curb the pandemic in a speech at the National Institutes of Health on Thursday, with cases rising in several states. He said his administration would also make free home Covid tests more available by requiring insurers to pay for them starting next month.