Conflicts mount on easing Coronavirus Plague restrictions amid autumn case spikes

An uptick in COVID-19 cases as winter approaches is setting off a debate about if a new era of living with the virus has arrived or whether heightened restrictions and caution are still needed.

Cases in the U.S. have risen to more than 80,000 per day as the weather in much of the country gets colder. There are about 1,000 people dying every day from the virus, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures, largely among the unvaccinated.

At the same time, the widespread availability of vaccines and booster shots has made the individual risk for many people far lower.

The result is a sometimes-confusing picture where individuals and localities are trying to figure out what level of risk to accept.

Washington, D.C., for example, on Tuesday announced it is lifting its mask mandate.

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Source: the Hill