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Column: A third consecutive COVID session?
Cindy Ross Scoppe
Cindi Ross Scoppe
A week or so ago, federal health officials finally started saying what has long been obvious to anyone who’s been paying attention to COVID-19: The number of positive cases is not a particularly good measure of the disease’s toll. It can be a useful measure of how prevalent the virus is in the area, but hospitalizations and deaths are the meaningful metrics of the human toll. “Help wanted” signs and temporary quarantine closings are better measures of the damage to our economy.