Editorial: Imagine a future nearly free of COVID

For a moment’s respite from pandemic news that can seem unrelentingly bad, cast your mind into the future — say, to November 2021.A world in suspended animation has awakened at last. The pandemic has subsided. New cases of COVID-19 are a rarity.In the United States, the death toll is just under half a million. As awful as that number is, it might have been worse.Masks are still a common sight, but they no longer incite fisticuffs among strangers.Schools have done away with their hybrid instruction models and have embraced in-class learning with a new enthusiasm. Students who were never able to…

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