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Andy Slavitt On Whether The US Can Stop COVID-19

In this Oct. 24, 2013 file photo, Andy Slavitt, group executive vice president for Optum/QSSI testifies on Capitol Hill.  (Evan Vucci/AP)
In this Oct. 24, 2013 file photo, Andy Slavitt, group executive vice president for Optum/QSSI testifies on Capitol Hill. (Evan Vucci/AP)

As the president tests positive for coronavirus, we take a step back to look at whether the U.S. case and death tolls were inevitable, and how we could stop the pandemic.

Andy Slavitt, who led the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services under former President Obama, joins us.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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