“The good news: The United States has a window of opportunity to beat back Covid-19 before things get much, much worse. The bad news: That window is rapidly closing. And the country seems unwilling or unable to seize the moment.” Helen Branswell in Stat: Winter is coming. (And that’s real Winter, not metaphorical Winter, though both are in the forecast.)

+ Nature: How the pandemic might play out in 2021 and beyond.

+ Russia’s approval of virus vaccine greeted with some alarm. Speaking of alarm, the world just passed 20 million cases.