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"When the pandemic is finally over, what will remain is not only 800,000 or more Americans dead," writes @zeynep. nyti.ms/3Cvf4fm
"Cushioned from electoral accountability, some Republican politicians have taken an attitude toward the pandemic that borders on nihilism: whatever fuels or entrenches the tribal anger." nyti.ms/3Cvf4fm
Fixing the things that went wrong during the pandemic "requires an interconnected effort that unleashes a virtuous cycle," writes @zeynep. nyti.ms/3Cvf4fm
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