“Students who have been exposed to the coronavirus can safely continue in-person learning if they are regularly tested for the virus at school, avoiding disruptive at-home quarantines.” That’s the word from the CDC as America prepares for the Omicron surge. Here’s the latest.

+ This wave has often been described less risky for vaccinated and boosted individuals, but more dangerous for health systems. And those health systems are already stretched to the limit. Weight of COVID pushing health care workforce to breaking point. Boost yourself to give health workers a boost.

+ A bit of good news. They’re Already Past the Peak in South Africa’s Omicron Ground Zero.