On the pandemic front we seem to have two polar opposite reactions: complete disregard versus unmitigated panic. It is somewhere in the middle you might be able to find the common sense position.With the advent of the Omicron variant we are seeing people overreact and line up for rapid test kits as if they were going out of style. Most assuredly, the minute some of them show symptoms of a cold they will flock to emergency rooms and quickly overwhelm them. It is the way much of society functions. I don't envy the government in dealing with press releases as they must walk a fine line between cautioning without instilling panic knowing full well that those polar groups will always be with us.
Eventually we will all get COVID which is an unavoidable reality. As we wait for it to happen we hope that as it spreads it loses potency and it becomes just another reality we must regularly deal with.