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The death toll from the novel coronavirus passed 85,000 in the United States on Thursday, and the number of confirmed covid-19 cases grew to more than 1.4 million. The U.S. has the largest number of reported cases and deaths in the world.

Rick Bright, a former top U.S. vaccine official, and an executive of a medical mask manufacturing company testified before Congress on Thursday, saying they believe lives were lost because of missteps by the Trump administration in its early handling of the pandemic.

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