Omicron panic: Let’s take it down a notch

Panic and outrage seem to drive most of our conversations today. The discovery of a highly mutated SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus variant dubbed Omicron fits right in with this pattern.

Everybody needs to calm down.

You might think this is an entirely new virus, an emergent threat like COVID-19 was in January 2020. You might think vaccines are pointless, or that your vaccination is helpless in the face of this new foe. You might think, omicron changes everything.

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Dr. Amy Rogers

Dr. Amy Rogers

Amy Rogers, MD, PhD, is a Harvard-educated scientist, novelist, journalist, and educator. She blogs about coronavirus at AmyRogers.com