Where Is This Pandemic Headed?

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The pandemic has killed more than one million people around the world, at least 210,000 in the United States alone. The illness has infiltrated the White House and infected the president.

Today, we offer an update on measures to fight the coronavirus and try to predict the outbreak’s course.

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On today’s episode

Donald G. McNeil Jr., a science and health reporter for The New York Times.

Background reading

Fearing a “twindemic” — the onset of both the flu and the coronavirus — health experts are pushing people to get influenza shots.

Here’s how to identify the different symptoms of the flu and Covid-19.

Donald tells us about his job trying to “cover the future.”

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Donald G. McNeil Jr. contributed reporting.

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