“Rather than depicting a simple fork, with one route leading to death and the other to recovery, Covid-19’s prognostic map resembles a chaotic intersection. While some roads do lead back to health, others feed into post-viral roundabouts that, as in a bad dream, have no visible exits. Every day, the number of Covid-19 survivors trapped on these roundabouts grows; thousands have been on them since March of last year, and thousands more will certainly join them as caseloads spike across the country.” The Forever Disease: How Covid-19 Became a Chronic Condition. (HBO’s Real Sports had a segment on top athletes who can barely walk around their houses after getting Covid. An extended version is available on their new podcast.)