“This third surge is far more geographically dispersed than what the country saw in the spring or summer: The virus can now be found in every kind of American community, from tiny farm towns to affluent suburbs to bustling border cities. This is the first of the American surges with no clear epicenter: From North Carolina to North Dakota, and Colorado to Connecticut, more Americans are contracting COVID-19.” The Atlantic: The Coronavirus Surge That Will Define the Next 4 Years.

+ U.S. Hospitalizations Are Up 40 Percent in Last Month as Cases Near Peak.

+ Wearing masks could save more than 100,000 US lives through February, new study suggests. New study, old study, every study … just wear a friggin mask.