We’re in the peak part of the omicron surge, maybe even past the peak. With hundreds of thousands of active cases, but relatively few people seriously ill, our much vaunted contact tracing system became overwhelmed and then irrelevant in a matter of days.
Now, if you have a positive test they ask you to stay home for 10 days or so, and you get a pack of rapid antigen tests to self-administer. The social compact is strong here, and lots of people seem to be following the rules.
It’s wreaked havoc on businesses, of course, many having to close their doors until the isolation period is done. There is still a lot of financial support available, but I don’t suppose it’s ever really enough.
Here’s hoping this is COVID’s last serious gasp.