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Six months into the worst pandemic to sweep the globe since the Spanish Flu more than a century ago, it should now be clear to everyone that the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the sometimes deadly disease called COVID-19 is not going away.
Alaska emerged from a two-month-long lockdown intended the flatten the bell-shaped curve of epidemic acceleration that worked right up until the time the lockdown ended.
The state reported a record 46 new cases on Thursday, almost three times as many as that peak of 17 back on March 23. Reported infections have been climbing steadily late May with no indication the peak of a new curve is anywhere near.