A global problem
The Omicron variant is now upon us and the mutations will continue until we treat this as a global problem instead of a country related one. Sub-Saharan Africa has less than a 10% vaccination rate while some rich nations talk about boosters. Meanwhile, the United States has trouble getting to herd imunity thanks to hesitancy spurred on by general misinformation and a healthy proportion of conspiracy nuts.It boggles the imagination.
We will need to forget about vaccine patents and put our humanitarian hats on to defeat this scourge which will last far longer than the Spanish flu thanks to our ability to quickly travel the globe and our current unprecedented levels of navel gazing and greed.