Reader Bruce Hall speculates:
It appears that the “second wave” has about peaked. Even the inflated measure of cases (versus April/May testing process) is declining. Hospitalizations for the “expendables” are declining although still the vast majority of deaths.
Maybe. The concept of local maxima/minima might be useful to keep in mind.
IHME projects (in the absence of universal masks requirements):
Source: IHME, August 28 projection.