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U.S. Passes Grim Threshold Of 400,000 Lives Cut Short From COVID-19

The United States has crossed the harrowing milestone of 400,000 lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccine rollout has been marred by a disconnect between state and federal governments, and now at least two new strains — one confirmed as more contagious — have been detected in the country.

Host Robin Young speaks with Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins, about the state of America’s struggle against the virus.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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