We still have a lot to learn about Omicron. It’s definitely spreading quickly. It seems to have a higher reinfection risk. The Biden administration’s restrictions are pretty light compared to many of those in Europe. But that won’t stop craven politicians and corrupted news orgs from using the latest variant to divide us, regardless of how many lives it costs. And when they do, keep this in mind. In South Africa, there are reports that the variant is hitting those under five particularly hard (I’ve only seen a couple sources for this. I hope it’s a false alarm). Here’s the latest. Bottom line: Covid got a booster. You should too.

+ Missouri health department found mask mandates work, but didn’t make findings public.

+ An Italian man tried to dodge Covid jab using fake arm. (In America, we call that a moderate.)