A timeline for when the COVID pandemic might end

A woman holding an umbrella walks past the Pfizer world headquarters in New York, NY, December 4, 2020. The artwork on the wall says “Science will win.” On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA.

LA County broke another record on Wednesday, reporting more than 22,000 new coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, Moderna’s vaccine may be available as early as next week. Frontline health care workers are already getting the Pfizer vaccine. However, Dr. Nicholas Christakis argues that the end of the pandemic is much further away than people might think. The Yale University physician’s new book is “Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live.” It’s one of the first comprehensive books on the pandemic.