The Pandemic Is Over, Yet Death Is Still Here

How the end of the CDC’s indoor masking recommendation may go down in history

Historians may come to see May 13, 2021, as the effective end of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. The date isn’t a milestone in a downward trend of deaths or disease. In fact, that week saw about 4,300 Covid-19 deaths, equating to about 225,000 deaths if…



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Justin Feldman

I’m a social epidemiologist and Health & Human Rights Fellow at the Harvard FXB Center.