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Biden chief of staff Klain says he expects U.S. COVID-19 deaths to top 500,000 next month

Healthcare personnel work inside a COVID-19 unit in Houston

(Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming chief of staff Ron Klain said on Friday he expects the United States to hit 500,000 COVID-19 deaths next month.

Klain made the comment in an online interview with the Washington Post.

Klain added that he was confident that law enforcement would ensure a safe inauguration for Biden on Jan. 20.

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt and Michael Martina; Editing by Howard Goller)

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