Silver lining, though: At least the UK isn’t Spain or France, which have had twice as many cases daily lately as the Brits have had. In fact, Spain and France were fourth and fifth, respectively, among all nations yesterday in new daily cases. The only countries with more were India, Brazil, and the U.S., all of which have much larger populations.
Spain at least has seen a decline in cases over the past few days. That French curve is — hoo boy. You look at those images and wonder if America will be spared a similarly steep rise in infections because of some degree of immunity gained from our summer COVID wave or if, as in February, what’s happening in Europe is just a sneak preview of what’ll be happening here in a month. Daily U.S. cases right now are at their lowest level since mid-June, right before the summer wave began.