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WASHINGTON — President Biden made it clear this week he wants to transition toward a new phase of the Covid-19 pandemic — one where people are “moving forward safely, back to more normal routines,” as he said this week.

But formally ending the pandemic is going to be a major headache.


The next chapter of the U.S. Covid-19 response will center on how the Biden administration chooses to unwind the tangle of temporary policies put in place to help the country address the virus — with millions of people’s health insurance coverage and billions of dollars at stake.

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