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It’s been almost exactly a year since lockdown began. Five hundred and twenty thousand Americans have died of Covid-19, and now 90 million Americans have gotten at least one shot of the vaccine. We could have herd immunity in July. But Mike Davis says, “Beware the light at the end of the Covid tunnel.”

Also: Michelle Obama’s memoir is out now in paperback—it’s called Becoming. It has sold more than 14 million copies worldwide in hardcover and was named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, NPR, and a dozen other places. But the book avoids politics—which seems strange for the person The New York Times called “the most outspoken first lady in modern history.” Amy Wilentz comments (originally broadcast in November 2018).

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