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Is Covid Permanent?

Employees wearing protective face masks sit at alternate desks.

Employees wearing protective face masks sit at alternate desks.

Photographer: Bloomberg/Bloomberg

Here’s the latest news from the global pandemic.

Rewind to mid-March of last year. There was a feeling that a few weeks of sheltering at home, combined with aggressive testing, tracing and isolation, would contain the epidemic in the U.S., much as aggressive actions in China and South Korea had.