U.S. reports just over 33,000 new infections; elementary students in New York City return to classrooms

As the number of U.S. coronavirus deaths surpasses 200,000, public-health experts point to a series of missteps and miscalculations in the country’s response. Here’s a look back at how the U.S. became the center of the global pandemic. Photo Illustration: Carter McCall/WSJ

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed one million globally, while new cases in the U.S. edged down, despite pockets of resurgence in some parts of the country.

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