Cancel Nothing

Yascha Mounk famously wrote a 2020 piece in The Atlantic titled, Cancel Everything. Shortly thereafter, we did. Today’s Mounk headline in The Atlantic: Omicron Is the Beginning of the End. Which leaves the question: “Will the ‘new normal’ mean that the disease poses less of a risk? Or will people ignore COVID even as it continues to kill hundreds of thousands of people every year?”

+ One example of the new abnormal: Sports Leagues Are Overrun With COVID. But They Are Playing On.

+ Some potentially good news: Case drop may show South Africa’s Omicron peak has passed.

+ Some definitely good news: Pfizer pill becomes 1st US-authorized home COVID treatment. “The efficacy is high, the side effects are low and it’s oral. It checks all the boxes. You’re looking at a 90% decreased risk of hospitalization and death in a high-risk group — that’s stunning.” I know you’re bummed. A few days ago, we canceled our plans to attend the world premiere of the new Matrix movie in SF because of Omicron. So believe me, I get it. But we’re gonna beat this thing. We have our proven tools and we’re getting new ones. Just stay safe a bit longer and give health workers a break.

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