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U.S. close to hitting 800,000 deaths from COVID-19

The United States is expected to soon reach a grim turning point in the pandemic: Almost 800,000 people have died from the virus.

Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, discusses the reasons for a recent surge in COVID-19 infections and the impact on hospitals.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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