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The Biden administration said this week that it would end the public health emergency for Covid, a sign that federal officials believe that the pandemic has moved into a new, less dire phase.
The move carries both symbolic weight and real-world consequences for millions of Americans.
On today’s episode
The end of the public health emergency, planned for May, will bring about a complex set of policy changes and signals a new stage in the government’s pandemic response.
Among the effects of the change, access to tests and treatment will be more complicated.
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