I think politicians in the US got this pandemic mostly wrong. It still doesn't care if you're Republican or Democrat, (or Conservative, PQ, Liberal or NDP in Canada). What it cares about is if it can infect you. And it appears Delta doesn't even care if you're vaccinated, though vaccination certainly does help to keep you alive if it can't keep you out of the hospital.
Here's the thing. There is a triangle that runs from Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada, into the US Mid-West. Then in the South. Hot, and humid summers keep a lot of people indoors in summer. Temperatures in this entire area can reach 30-45 C or more. That's upper 80's to over 110 F, some areas like Arizona and New Mexico it can spike even higher. This keeps people indoors during the summer, because why melt when you have AC at home?
But now it's becoming comfortable outside, so people in this area can get outside and open windows more often. I mean it's traditional to have a BBQ on Christmas and New Years in my family. It's that nice outside. We have to wear jackets sometime in February.
So here's my prediction: COVID infections are going to continue to drop for a while as people in the Midwest and South start to get cooler weather. But the Pacific North West and St. Lawrence /Atlantic watershed in both countries is getting colder, and people are starting to move indoors more. COVID will do to them what it did to the center and south of the continent this summer. Because the Pacific North West is warmer than the East Coast, it won't be as bad there. But the Prairie provinces, and the US mid-west are not out of the woods, because they get brutal winters. Tempratures can drop to -30 and -40, and I don't even need to translate that from C to F... exposed skin can freeze in just a few minutes in some places. So a short respite is all they're going to get.
This is how COVID behaved last year too. Waves.
BTW the same thing happens in Eastern Europe and Asia, only they're a little more sensible about living in the nastiest areas... like Siberia. But by the same measure I used in the US, even Great Britan and Europe is not out of the woods.
We see the same thing happening in the South Pacific, South America, and Africa only they're 6 months out of phase with that prediction.