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U.S. Covid-19 Recovery Hits a Bump as Winter Draws Near

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A Covid-19 Testing And Vaccination Site Reopens As Louisiana Cases Rise
Photographer: Bryan Tarnowski/Bloomberg

The U.S.’s two-month run of Covid-19 improvements may be coming to an end, in what’s become a seasonal cycle of viral ebb and flow.

That’s not to say that conditions will imminently start deteriorating, but they’ve stopped getting better, much as they did after previous recoveries. Similar to the summer surge of 2020, the 2021 Delta wave peaked in early September, giving way to two straight months of falling cases, hospitalizations and deaths.