Morning Jolt: Americans Can’t Find Covid-19 Tests, and It’s the FDA’s Fault

On the menu today: Your family is coming over for Christmas in a few days, you'd prefer to have a few Covid-19 tests done to make sure nobody's walking around asymptomatic . . . and in most of the U.S., you're screwed because no one can find any tests. Welcome to the pandemic mess of the 2021 holidays, brought to you by a tone-deaf, oblivious administration and a federal bureaucracy that is still dragging its feet in approving tests, even more than two years into this pandemic. Also, a somewhat surprising endorsement of vaccines and boosters.

The FDA's Covid-Test Failure

This week, tens of millions of Americans are preparing to visit relatives for the Christmas holiday. With 496 million Covid-vaccination shots administered so far and roughly 52 million Americans having been infected and having some degree of natural immunity, we're much more protected against the virus than we were at this time last year. But as families gather, Grandma and Grandpa are getting up there in years, maybe Aunt Edna had cancer treatments earlier this year, maybe Uncle Louie is immunocompromised, and all around the dinner table, family members live with various ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY December 21 2021
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY December 21 2021
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Americans Can't Find Covid-19 Tests, and It's the FDA's Fault

On the menu today: Your family is coming over for Christmas in a few days, you'd prefer to have a few Covid-19 tests done to make sure nobody's walking around asymptomatic . . . and in most of the U.S., you're screwed because no one can find any tests. Welcome to the pandemic mess of the 2021 holidays, brought to you by a tone-deaf, oblivious administration and a federal bureaucracy that is still dragging its feet in approving tests, even more than two years into this pandemic. Also, a somewhat surprising endorsement of vaccines and boosters.

The FDA's Covid-Test Failure

This week, tens of millions of Americans are preparing to visit relatives for the Christmas holiday. With 496 million Covid-vaccination shots administered so far and roughly 52 million Americans having been infected and having some degree of natural immunity, we're much more protected against the virus than we were at this time last year. But as families gather, Grandma and Grandpa are getting up there in years, maybe Aunt Edna had cancer treatments earlier this year, maybe Uncle Louie is immunocompromised, and all around the dinner table, family members live with various ...   READ MORE

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