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U.S. Faces ‘Tough’ Weeks Ahead; Djokovic Departs: Virus Update

Residents take a self administered Covid-19 swab test at a testing site in Sacramento, California, on Jan. 12.

Residents take a self administered Covid-19 swab test at a testing site in Sacramento, California, on Jan. 12.

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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy defended the Biden administration’s response to the omicron surge, conceding though that health officials need to “close that gap” in the severe shortage of testing. He said the outbreak is likely to worsen, that “a tough few weeks” are ahead.