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San Francisco Chronicle (November 18)

2021/ 11/ 20 by jd in Global News

“Officials are concerned hospitals could be strained this winter as COVID-19 cases increase across the region ahead of Thanksgiving weekend.” In San Francisco infection rates have already “risen sharply in recent weeks…. With people expected to travel, gather with friends and spend more time indoors over the next few weeks… the region could soon head for another surge.”

 

The Guardian (March 14)

2021/ 03/ 14 by jd in Global News

“A third wave of the Covid pandemic is now advancing swiftly across much of Europe. As a result, many nations – bogged down by sluggish vaccination campaigns – are witnessing sharp rises in infection rates and numbers of cases.” With infections rising to levels last seen in early February, “several countries are now set to impose strict new lockdown measures in the next few days.”

 

Washington Post (July 20)

2020/ 07/ 22 by jd in Global News

“Six months after the coronavirus appeared in America, the nation has failed spectacularly to contain it. The country’s ineffective response has shocked observers around the planet.” Though many other “countries have rigorously driven infection rates nearly to zero,” in the U.S. “coronavirus transmission is out of control. The national response is fragmented, shot through with political rancor and culture-war divisiveness.”

 

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