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Politics Podcast: COVID-19 Deaths Are Rising. What Will The U.S. Do?

After more than two months of decline, the number of Americans dying from COVID-19 is increasing. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses how Americans think the U.S. should respond to this crisis and whether President Trump and other politicians are in agreement. They also explore a lesson some Democrats took away from the 2016 election — that the party should focus less on identity politics.

FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast: COVID-19 deaths are rising. What will the U.S. do?

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