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The New York Times interviewed Dr. Christina Ramirez, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of biostatistics, about whether the U.S. can avoid a potential wintertime surge of infections this year
After a brutal summer surge, driven by the highly contagious Delta variant, the coronavirus is again in retreat.
The United States is recording roughly 90,000 new infections a day, down more than 40 percent since August. Hospitalizations and deaths are falling, too.
The crisis is not over everywhere — the situation in Alaska is particularly dire — but nationally, the trend is clear, and hopes are rising that the worst is finally behind us.