The pandemic is over.
Governments around the world that imposed lockdowns are now attempting to find the COVID off-ramp. For example, in the United Kingdom, the government is changing its strategy. At first, like in the US, it was patriotic to get your COVID shot. Then it was patriotic to get your booster.
Now, it's patriotic to actually get COVID.
From The Independent:
The UK's chief scientific adviser has said the government wants 60 percent of the population to catch coronavirus to try and create “herd immunity” to protect against the virus becoming an annual crisis.
Yes. This is what the government COVID response has come to. Can you please get COVID so we can move on?
In Israel, they are also entering into reality. The vaccines may have done well against the original variant of the COVID19, but it's not holding up against the omicron variant.
The Times Of Israel writes, “We see an increase in antibodies, higher than after the third dose,” (Professor Gili ) Regev-Yochay said. “However, we see many infected with Omicron who received the fourth dose. Granted, a bit less than in the control group, but still a lot of infections,” she added.
Additionally, the head of immunology at Bar Ilan University admits they have made some mistakes. Thankfully. It takes courage to admit mistakes in the current political zeitgeist. Professor Cyrille Cohen adds vaccine passports are no longer relevant because of omicron beating the vaccines.
As we have said since March 2020, 'virus gonna virus.' Welcome to the Real World, Neo.