This side of the pond it was Thanksgiving that put us on the upward winding road we’re on now, people didn’t listen about gatherings. Our graph is basically identical, but not trending downward.
Isn't Thanksgiving yet to happen? Deaths follow some weeks down the road.
AFAIK there's only been a mild rise now in eg FL, which dumped all mandates some time back.
Coronaviruses are seasonal, and this one is now endemic. We'll see whether it devolves into just another form of the common cold or whether it continues to rampage throughout the population leaving only 99%+ of people alive. Perhaps a vaccine will save us.