1 Year, 400,000 Dead: What Could Change This Week About America’s Pandemic Response

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1 Year, 400,000 Dead: What Could Change This Week About America’s Pandemic Response

President-elect Joe Biden has outlined a plan to administer 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in his administration’s first 100 days. But before that he’ll have to convince Congress to pay for it.

NPR White House correspondent Scott Detrow spoke to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris about that, and her reaction to the siege at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Listen to more of their interview on the NPR Politics Podcast on Apple or Spotify.

It’s been almost a full year since the first case of coronavirus was detected on Jan. 20, 2019 in Washington state. NPR science correspondent Allison Aubrey looks back at what lessons the U.S. has learned — and what lessons we’re still learning.

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