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October 7, 2020 25 min

The pandemic has killed more than one million people around the world, at least 210,000 in the United States alone. The illness has infiltrated the White House and infected the president.

Today, we offer an update on measures to fight the coronavirus and try to predict the outbreak’s course.

Guest: Donald G. McNeil Jr., a science and health reporter for The New York Times.

For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily 

Background reading: 

  • Fearing a “twindemic” — the onset of both the flu and the coronavirus — health experts are pushing people to get influenza shots.
  • Here’s how to identify the different symptoms of the flu and Covid-19.
  • Donald tells us about his job trying to “cover the future.”
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