Looking at the numbers, it’s undeniable. And, in a world of ever-more-depressing Covid headlines, it’s good news. Finally.
The pandemic’s omicron surge has come and gone. Case numbers, hospitalization rates and deaths have all dropped dramatically since peaking during the first couple weeks of January, as the medical community had anticipated. While hospitalizations hit a pandemic-high during this most recent wave, as well as new cases, omicron proved not to be as deadly as either our first fight with Covid in the spring of 2020 or in last winter’s delta surge.
What does all this mean going forward? That depends on each of us. Barring any future variants or other scary developments, it is likely that
COVID-19 will go the route of an endemic virus, much like the flu.
But, just as we take steps to limit the spread of the flu—washing our hands, covering our coughs and sneezes, staying home when ill—we need to do the same for Covid. And, as many people are accustomed to gettin...
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