On one hand, there’s probably some delayed reporting due to the holidays. On the other hand, it seems like everyone is getting it. The US just hit 1 million daily Covid cases. We’ll likely see a rise from there. But predictions about this variant being much less deadly are holding and the vaccinations seem to be doing their job. We probably need to stop focusing stats on cases and start focusing on ICU visits.

+ Different countries, different reactions. China has put a second city into total lockdown after just three asymptomatic Covid cases were discovered.

+ Israel records its first case of patient with COVID and flu at same time. It’s called Flurona. (Oy Vey. This is multitasking in the pandemic era.)