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Congress, I get it. You’re tired. You wanted to go on recess. You’re talking about coming back in September to finish your negotiations when you have to pass a spending bill. Well, we’re all tired — nurses and doctors and other health-care workers. Public health officials. The nation’s slowly growing contact-tracing team , now 50,000 strong. School principals and superintendents who are making the hardest decisions of their lives. Kids who haven’t been to a birthday party in five months and face more school online. Epidemiologists and lab leaders who have been innovating their hearts out. Mayors and parents and small business owners and on and on and on. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. Full story

14 August