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We’re all suffering from coronavirus caution fatigue

IN APRIL, THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC felt like all anyone could talk about. It was the top story on the news every night. By and large, everybody who could was staying home. The pandemic felt urgent, immediate, terrifying.

These days, the streets of New York City—the virus’s stronghold in the U.S. for much of the spring—are filled with revelers drinking takeout cocktails. Las Vegas casinos are shoulder to shoulder with gamblers, and people in states across the country are again dining in restaurants, going to the gym, throwing

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