Is the Omicron panic just the beginning of the way we live now?

A new variant emerges. Can the U.S. handle it?

An airport.
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Perhaps this is what endemic COVID looks like: Occasional weeks or months of relative normalcy punctuated by sudden bursts of fear and panic, continuing on and on into the foreseeable future.

Sounds exhausting, doesn't it?

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