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Mark Gongloff

How Bad Is the Omicron BA.5 Variant? Bad Enough

It’s not actually the “worst” one, but we can’t ignore it.

Here we go again.

Here we go again.

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One silver lining of the interminable Covid pandemic is that it has revealed just how prepared humanity is for a zombie apocalypse. We’ve proven we can ignore any public-health menace provided it sticks around long enough.