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Episode 374
Feb 22, 2021

500K dead from COVID is a worst-case scenario

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Not the absolute worst worst-case, but it's on the high side of what experts had been predicting. Today, we'll do the numbers.

In another grim milestone, the U.S. passed 500,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Monday. And that’s a conservative estimate, passing what some experts painted as the worst-case scenario back when the pandemic started, and about a third of the way to the death toll if the country had taken no action at all. Today, we’ll do the numbers. Plus: The bond market gains and NASA’s new Martian probe.

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Molly Wood Host
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