COVID Risk May Be Falling, But It’s Still Claiming Hundreds Of Lives A Day

It’s a strange moment in the pandemic. Mask mandates and other restrictions have all but disappeared. For most vaccinated people, the risk of severe illness has gone way down.

But hundreds of people are dying of COVID-19 every day. For their loved ones, grieving a terrible loss as the country is moving back to normal can be jarring.

Everyday Americans are weighing the threat the coronavirus poses to them. Scientists, too, are debating how dangerous the virus is right now.

NPR’s Rob Stein reports on the debate about whether COVID is more or less dangerous than the seasonal flu.

And Susan Reinhard with the AARP’s Public Policy Institute argues that more still needs to be done to protect nursing home residents.

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