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The Nuance

This is What Could Make or Break the U.S. This Fall

If the United States doesn’t get its act together, it’s going to be a tough autumn

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5 min readAug 6, 2020


As May gave way to June, rates of Covid-19 cases and deaths were falling across much of the United States, especially in New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and many of the virus’s springtime hot…



Markham Heid

I’m a frequent contributor at TIME, the New York Times, and other media orgs. I write mostly about health and science. I like long walks and the Grateful Dead.