It feels like every time we think we are close to being done with Covid-19, nature ups its game with a new variant. This weekend the live part of "Saturday Night Live" was canceled due to rising Covid-19 cases, and it wasn't alone: All future shows of the iconic "Christmas Spectacular" at New York's Radio City Music Hall this season have been canceled, on top of postponements or cancellations of NFL, NBA, NHL and NCAA games. "This Omicron variant is extraordinarily contagious. It's as contagious as measles, and that's about the most contagious virus that we've seen," warned CNN medical analyst Jonathan Reiner on Saturday.
The World Health Organization has found that Omicron cases are doubling every one-and-a-half to three days in countries with documented transmission. This looks awful. And it may end up being the worst wave yet. Right now, we just don't know. But what we do know is that we're a nation struggling with pandemic fatigue, and if we're going to face a third year of Covid-19 we'll need some hope to carry us through. This is why the Biden team's consideration of an approach where we learn to live alongside the virus, as opposed to being dominated by it, is 100% correc