COVID is not going away easily. Omicron sub-variants BA4 and BA5 are rapidly replacing BA2 and BA 2.12.1 in much of the world.
Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed many people having upper respiratory infections. Well, you are not imagining things.
One thing that is very clear is that we have lost control of good data on the dynamics of the COVID epidemic.
Omicron keeps churning out new variants, each being a little more infectious and a little bit further away from the original strains of COVID.
Looking at the dynamics of the epidemic, in North America, cases are up by about 13%, including over 25% in the United States.
Most areas of the world are shifting in mindset, from pandemic to endemic, what does that mean for day-to-day life?
For at least a few months maybe even into next year, it is very likely that people will continue to catch COVID at reasonably high rates.
This week, the FDA and CDC updated their authorization and guidelines to allow certain individuals to be eligible for another mRNA booster.
Last week was the second anniversary of the initial declaration of a national emergency related to COVID on March 13.
Over the coming week, we will have the 2-year anniversaries of the first Emergency Declaration by President Trump and the first school closures.