The World’s Covid Resurgence

Countries hailed as models see a virus case revival.

The harm from lost instruction outweighs the Covid-19 risks. Image: Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP

Remember the stories blaming America’s virus resurgence on states reopening too fast and praising other countries for crushing the virus with lockdowns? Well, flare-ups are now occurring in several countries that recently eased their lockdowns and travel restrictions. Victory declarations anywhere are premature.

New cases doubled in Spain over the weekend and are up six-fold in a month. Government officials have tied cases to migrant farm workers, tourists, family gatherings and young people partying. Catalonia, a tourist...

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