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More than 854,000 people have died of covid-19 in the United States, and more than 68,628,000 infections have been reported during the pandemic.
The Biden administration plans to distribute 400 million high-quality N95 masks for adults free of charge starting next week, in the largest deployment of personal protective equipment in U.S. history, a White House official said on the condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement.
Americans will be able to get the N95 masks, which will come from the government’s Strategic National Stockpile, at thousands of pharmacies and federal community health centers, the same locations where many received coronavirus vaccinations.