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Fauci: Omicron peaking soon, tests in the mail

Anthony Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, center, smiles as he watches an opening day baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The nation’s top COVID expert is counting down to the end of Omicron. Dr. Anthony Fauci says officials are confident the latest variant infection will peak in the next three weeks.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Postal Service will begin shipping COVID-19 test kits this week.
Individuals who ordered test kits under the federal program launched last week should receive email notices with shipping updates.
That includes an estimated delivery date and a tracking number on
The Biden administration also opened a phone line for people to order free at-home COVID-19 tests.
The phone number — 1-800-232-0233 — is available for those who may have difficulty accessing the internet or need additional help to place their orders.
According to the White House, the phone line is open from 8 a.m. to midnight ET seven days a week, and offers assistance in more than 150 languages.
An order contains four tests, and there’s a limit of one order per residence.