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Coronavirus

Biden outlines U.S. plan to fight omicron with 'science and speed'

Stronger protocols for international travelers and free at-home tests on agenda

President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 variant named omicron during a visit to the National Institutes of Health on Dec. 2 in Bethesda, Maryland.    © AP

NEW YORK/TOKYO -- U.S. President Joe Biden outlined his administration's plan to fight the new omicron coronavirus variant on Thursday, which includes stronger travel protocols, increased access to booster shots and free at-home tests for all Americans. 

"We're going to fight this variant with science and speed, not chaos and confusion," Biden said in an address at the National Institutes of Health just outside Washington.

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