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Scholz Names Harvard Medical Expert to Oversee German Pandemic Policy

  • Lauterbach to take charge of Covid policy amid surge in cases
  • Scholz set to be sworn in Wednesday, ending 16-year Merkel era
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Germany’s incoming chancellor, Olaf Scholz, named a high-profile health expert who has taught at the Harvard School of Public Health to tackle a brutal surge in Covid-19 infections.