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Opinion: The infectious disease expert who warned us 800,000 Americans would die of Covid-19

Michael Osterholm is director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and author of The New York Times bestseller, "Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs." He has been publicly warning of the dangers of a global pandemic for more than a decade and half and was a member of Joe Biden's Covid task force during the presidential transition. In April 2020, he told me that he estimated that there could be 800,000 deaths from Covid-19 within 18 months in the US. That prediction has proven eerily prescient; a year and a half after Osterholm made that prediction more than 793,000 Americans have died from the disease. I spoke to Osterholm this week about what he sees ahead for the pandemic. Our conversation was edited for clarity.

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Republican state senator kicks off audit push in Pennsylvania

A Republican state senator who's leading the Pennsylvania audit push offered little clarity on when he might seek subpoenas for election materials as he kicked off his investigation into the 2020 election in a Thursday hearing.

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Opinion: George Bush's moment of blinding clarity

Former President George W. Bush did something unusual Thursday: he made news. He has spent his post-White House years perfecting his reclusive J.D. Salinger act, surfacing only to promote his books of portraits, and to join his odd-couple buddy Bill Clinton in supporting worthy causes.

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Jan. 6 fallout: Congress stalls on independent probe

Top Republicans in the House have repeatedly clashed with US Capitol security officials during closed-door meetings in recent weeks, as GOP lawmakers have privately aired their frustrations about the lack of clarity surrounding security measures and what they feel has been undue political influence from Democrats over the decision-making process, according to several sources familiar with the interactions.

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Trump appears poised to leave Covid-19 isolation

President Donald Trump appears poised to end his Covid isolation and emerge onto the campaign trail despite little clarity about his condition, no independent view of his physical state and warnings from health experts he is likely still shedding the virus.

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Tracking the spread: White House's inept 'contact tracing' effort leaves the work to others

Three days after President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with coronavirus, there is little clarity about how the White House is contact tracing and alerting those who may have been exposed at a string of events and gatherings he attended, leaving the work to the individuals themselves and ramping up the risk of exponential spread.

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