For the last week or two, the coverage of protests in the wake of the George Floyd murder has dominated the news. Between that and the daily tRump outrage, the "limited" number of news cycles has pushed coverage of the coronavirus pandemic to the back burner. Part of that is because the number of new cases in key areas (like NY and the DC area) are going down. People are getting a false sense of security and believing we are at the beginning of the end. In reality, we are only at the end of the beginning.
New York has been a success story. With New York City having 3 international airports and the highest density of people in the country, it was not exactly a shock that the disease spread like a wildfire. With close to 10,000 new cases per day
at its peak, the state is now down to ~600 new cases per day, due to an aggressive quarantine approach.