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Paris Requires Outdoor Masks; Ohio National Guard: Virus Update

A drive-thru Covid-19 testing site in Sydney, Australia.

A drive-thru Covid-19 testing site in Sydney, Australia.

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg
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The virus that causes Covid-19 is unlikely to go away completely and will probably settle into a pattern of transmission at low levels, the World Health Organization said, warning of a “bumpy road” until then.

Virus deaths in the U.S. are declining even as cases rise, according to federal health officials who suggested the surging omicron variant may cause less suffering than other strains.