WASHINGTON—Friday marked two years, officially , of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, which occasioned very little fanfare, at least here in the U.S. President Joe Biden had other concerns on his mind: announcing new trade measures against Russia, celebrating his economic policy in advance of upcoming congressional elections. But my god: two years of disease and death, two years of masks (and mask debates), of isolation and lockdown debates, of hand sanitizer and grocery store directional arrows and cancelled weddings and Zoom funerals. One of my editors noted to me that Monday will mark two years since the Toronto Star sent its employees home from the newsroom with their laptops. They're still there working from home. Where are we at, after all that? Well, the big milestone was marked this week — in Toronto and here — by yet another declaration of victory, of sorts. Ontario schools will end their mask mandates after the March break next week, Premier Doug Ford announced. Every U.S. state and territory has either ended or announced the end of its mask mandate. There are still debates on Twitter and in news pages about whether this is wise, but in general the vibe from governments… Read full this story
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