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Cathy O'Neil

Three Covid-19 Indicators to Worry About Now

Cases are in decline, but the suffering isn’t over.

It’s not over yet.

It’s not over yet.

Photographer: Ariana Drehsler/Bloomberg

Millions of vaccinations, together with the end of the perilous holiday season, are having the effect I had hoped for: Finally, U.S. Covid-19 cases have entered what looks like a terminal decline.

Time to celebrate? Not quite. To get a sense of the suffering this disease has yet to visit upon humanity, we’ll have to focus on other data.