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1 million American lives lost to COVID: White House marks 'tragic milestone'

Ivett Marquez stands in the garden her father cared for next to a photo of him with his wife and Ivett's mother, Irma, outside their home in Brooklyn. Marquez died from COVID on April 8, 2020 during one of the deadliest weeks in New York City. (David Goldman/AP)
Ivett Marquez stands in the garden her father cared for next to a photo of him with his wife and Ivett's mother, Irma, outside their home in Brooklyn. Marquez died from COVID on April 8, 2020 during one of the deadliest weeks in New York City. (David Goldman/AP)

In remarks before a virtual Global COVID-19 Summit, President Biden has commemorated 1 million American lives lost to the virus.

We discuss efforts to control COVID-19 and future variants with Angela Rasmussen, a virologist with the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization at the University of Saskatchewan.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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