Was this the last COVID surge for the United States?
Scientists say that despite the optimism heading into the winter season, it is too soon to abandon basic precautions.
October 15, 2021
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% 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.