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The United States has more than 1.6 million coronavirus cases, the most in the world. The death toll here is also the highest in the world as it nears 100,000.

The pandemic has also taken a terrible economic toll, with millions losing jobs. As the country starts to reopen, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer), professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a CNN political analyst, about this moment and how the past informs it.

This segment aired on May 26, 2020.

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