The Covid-19 pandemic’s been going on for 2 years.
Most of us have more than a little fatigue…we’re tired of restrictions, tired of doomsayers.
We want “normal”, whatever that means.
Indications are that the dominant variants are less virulent.
Treatments must be improving, given that the 8 Covid-caused deaths in my network were all over a year ago.
And yet, I have trouble reconciling the following:
- We still don’t know what the long-term effects of infection will be.
- Restaurants allow indoor dining.
- Mask mandates on airplanes have been meaningless for a while (you don’t need to wear them while eating/drinking), but the mandate is now struck down.
- The local high school had a Prom event, which … was clearly a superspreading event.
So, is now the time to shrug and just let the virus run its course? If so, why couldn’t we have done that 6 months ago?