We’re learning more about Omicron. First, it’s definitely coming. Second, it spreads at an unbelievable pace. Third, the vaccines are only decent at protecting against infection, but they’re pretty damn good at protecting against serious illness. And that’s the name of the game. Boost now, we can talk later. Vaccine protection vs. omicron infection may drop to 30% but does cut severe disease. If you want to get a little more technical: Omicron is getting more defined in both good and bad ways.

+ Pfizer data shows that its COVID-19 pill is effective against severe disease.