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Live updates: White House task force projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in U.S., even with mitigation efforts

(Mary Altaffer/AP)
(Mary Altaffer/AP)
Americans told to brace for 200,000 coronavirus deaths as world leaders push pandemic response further.

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When the virus subsides, Americans may find that many of the stores they used to frequent remain shuttered, permanently.
Major news organizations have stopped sending reporters to the White House news conferences that have become a daily routine since the coronavirus crisis began.
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