Omicron panic: Let’s take it down a notch
By Amy Rogers, MD, PhD
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.