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philg -- My best guess regarding the future is that it looks like the past. So the states that are masked and shut now will be masked and shut going forward while the states that are unmasked and open now will be unmasked and open going forward. [...] Masks will be sold as a cost-free way to prevent the virus from returning. When the virus actually does return, the Mask Believers will say that the masks delayed the return and/or reduced the peak of the return.
> reduced the peak of the return

было ведь прекрасное выражение flatten the curve
"'Flatten the curve' but as soon as they were able to implement the lockdowns under the justification of emergency measures, that term disappeared." - @MikhailaAleksis