SARS-CoV-2 is now circulating out of control worldwide. The only major limitation on transmission is the immune environment the virus faces. The disease it causes, COVID-19, is now a risk faced by most people as part of daily life.
Admitting we have a problem is the first step to solving the problem. If we don’t recognize the challenges posed by SARS-CoV-2, the virus will continue to disrupt our way of life and exact a hefty toll in disability and death.
Failure to grasp the true nature of Omicron limits our comprehension of the past three years and might impede our future response.