I kept muttering all month "Well, February isn't over..." in response to the predictions that January 31 would mark the end of the worst, and it would be all decline in cases after that.
February is over and there are still high numbers of new cases and deaths. However, the numbers are down some, and this has had the very beneficial effect of ICUs and ERs no longer being at capacity or worse. We still have plenty, but are not overfull. Maybe next week will be better? Nearly everyone is acting like it's over, largely from fatigue.