McArdle: Winter could mean a resurgent pandemic. We have to try — or dark days lie ahead.

Fans of “Game of Thrones” have a ready-made slogan for this stage of the pandemic: Winter is coming. It’s hard to call anything about covid-19 “lucky,” but looking back, the timing could certainly have been worse. Imagine that the coronavirus pandemic had blossomed on our shores not as winter was melting into spring, but as fall was turning into winter — when millions of Americans were flying home to gather inside with relatives for Thanksgiving; when the colder half of the country was preparing to sequester itself indoors for six months. (Wash Post)

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