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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. 

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