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Coronavirus digest: US could have avoided most COVID-deaths, says former Trump official

Dr. Deborah Birx, who coordinated the coronavirus task force under former US President Trump, said that deaths could have been avoided if the administration had responded more effectively. Follow DW for the latest.

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