Pandemic Lessons: How Can We Push Through the Last Few Weeks?
Not to the eradication of Covid-19 (spoiler alert: the virus is not disappearing), nor to a return of 2019-style normality, which is probably gone forever.
But we are close to the end of the wave of the Omicron variant through New York. That storm in December and January has turned to a drizzle now. But be sure of this: spend enough time in it and you can still get soaked.
In a crowded bar or restaurant today, there is still a chance that “the Covid cloud is much closer,” said Dr. Thomas Russo, Head of Infectious Diseases at the University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
As of today, western New York is still an area of high transmission. But that is changing fast. Within a month, “there may be a tinge of virus, as opposed to a boatload of virus,” Russo said.
In this part of Pandemic Lessons, we dive into what it takes to penetrate the last few weeks of winter.