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This spring, we first met bad. This winter, we’re set to meet worse.
To help understand just how bad things are getting, here’s a collection of recent coverage:
Pandemic data are stalling out. Thanksgiving has skewed reporting of COVID-19 cases and deaths, but one metric is still clear: Hospitalizations keep rising.
Keep your eye on hospitalizations. The metric is “a good number to watch for the most stable view of the situation,” Whet Moser advises. (The country broke records yesterday, reaching 100,000 for the first time.)
Iowa shows what happens when the government does nothing to fight the coronavirus. Our politics staff writer (and a native Iowan) Elaine Godfrey reports from the state: “To visit Iowa right now is to travel back in time to the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.”