400,000 people are dead. Can Biden change course?
President Biden speaks about the pandemic before signing executive orders in the State Dining Room at the White House on Thursday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
Just ahead of President Biden’s inauguration, the United States reached a grim milestone — 400,000 people have died of the coronavirus, a quarter of them in the past month. Health policy reporter Amy Goldstein lays out the new administration’s plan for wrangling in the pandemic.

The CDC’s response to what has become the nation’s deadliest pandemic marked a low point in its 74-year history. Investigative reporter David Willman explains why the agency squandered valuable time designing its own test when others were available earlier on. 

The highly contagious variant of the coronavirus first seen in Britain may become the dominant strain in the United States, per the CDC. Science writer Joel Achenbach reports.
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400,000 people are dead. Can Biden change course?
President Biden speaks about the pandemic before signing executive orders in the State Dining Room at the White House on Thursday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
Just ahead of President Biden’s inauguration, the United States reached a grim milestone — 400,000 people have died of the coronavirus, a quarter of them in the past month. Health policy reporter Amy Goldstein lays out the new administration’s plan for wrangling in the pandemic.

The CDC’s response to what has become the nation’s deadliest pandemic marked a low point in its 74-year history. Investigative reporter David Willman explains why the agency squandered valuable time designing its own test when others were available earlier on. 

The highly contagious variant of the coronavirus first seen in Britain may become the dominant strain in the United States, per the CDC. Science writer Joel Achenbach reports.
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