Coronavirus Surge, 2020 Election, M.L.B. Playoffs: Your Weekend Briefing

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(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Here are the week’s top stories, and a look aheadImage Credit…Laetitia Vancon for The New York Times1. Exhaustion and impatience are creating new risks as coronavirus cases soar in parts of the world. Nearly 40 million people have been infected globally.The U.S. surpassed eight million known cases this past week, and reported more than 70,000 new infections on Friday, the most in a single day since July. Eighteen states added more new infections during the past week than in any other during the pandemic.In Europe, cases are rising and hospitalizations are up. Britain is imposing new restrictions, and France has placed cities on “maximum alert.” Germany (Munich, pictured above) and Italy set records for the most new daily cases. This is the state of the virus around the world.The virus has taken different paths through these countries as leaders have implemented a range of restrictions. But a common sentiment emerged: a public weariness of the coronavirus and a growing tendency to risk its dangers, out of desire or necessity.One New Yorker summed it up: “I am so tired of everything. Is it going to …

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