The political vise tightens on Biden as he faces a Covid storm

President Joe Biden stepped before the podium Tuesday in an impossible political bind -- attempting to assure vaccinated Americans that they don't need to cancel their holiday plans as he confronts a fast-growing Covid surge that is likely to further disrupt American life as many more workers call out sick.
He outlined the next phase of the White House Covid response -- which includes a belated effort to maximize at-home testing -- at yet another anxiety-producing moment when Americans are being bombarded with confusing messages about what they should or should not do in the face of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Earlier this week, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that increased social mingling over the holidays "will lead to increased cases, overwhelmed health systems and more deaths" and added the grim message that "an event canceled is better than a life canceled."
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