The COVID-19 pandemic has killed 100,000 Americans so far, left millions jobless, and caused one of the greatest economic crises in history. As we write this, in late May 2020, the first bits of good news are beginning to percolate into the public sphere. In New York, efforts to flatten the curve appear to be working, and cases that were once increasing exponentially are now on the decline. By all indications, social distancing efforts have been more effective than anticipated, and, despite the grievous loss of life, there is reason to hope that the direst predictions will not come to pass.
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