Summary: Covid-19 follows the same seasonal trends as flu and nothing can be done to change that.  Covid-19 “cases”, hospitalizations and deaths have risen and fallen with the same pattern in every state in the US since its appearance in early 2020 regardless of any attempts to alter the spread by masking, distancing, banning gatherings, or whatever.  Do what you like, it won’t stop the virus.  Do what you like, you can’t keep it going either.

I said this back in February  2020.  It’s the only thing I’ve been right about all year!

Turn it on, turn it off, it just doesn’t matter.  You can’t stop the seasons and you can’t stop Covid.