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A drive-through Covid-19 testing site in Covington, Kentucky, on Sept. 8.

A drive-through Covid-19 testing site in Covington, Kentucky, on Sept. 8.

Photographer: Jeffrey Scott Dean/Bloomberg
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Here’s What the Next Six Months of the Pandemic Will Bring

The race between vaccinations and new variant strains won’t end until Covid-19 has touched almost everyone.

For anyone hoping to see light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel over the next three to six months, scientists have some bad news: Brace for more of what we’ve already been through. 

Outbreaks will close schools and cancel classes. Vaccinated nursing home residents will face renewed fears of infection. Workers will weigh the danger of returning to the office as hospitals are overwhelmed, once again.