Biden scrambles on testing amid forecasts that omicron may soon peak in the U.S.

Despite forecasts that the omicron surge would soon peak nationwide, the seven-day average of new cases in the United States hovered near 800,000 on Thursday as the variant continued its stampede across the nation. However, the pace of new cases is starting to slow in several states along the Eastern Seaboard that saw the biggest initial increases, including New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts and D.C.

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