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U.S. surpasses 800,000 deaths from COVID-19

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In the U.S., 800,000 people have died from COVID-19, with about 75% of the people above the age of 65.

As Americans head into the holidays and the omicron variant spreads, what does this toll mean?

Here & Now's Scott Tong speaks with Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research at the University of Minnesota.

This segment aired on December 15, 2021.

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