Janet Woodcock, acting commissioner of the FDA: “I think it’s hard to process what’s actually happening right now, which is most people are going to get [covid].” So what do we do about it? We try to slow the spread with masks and vaccinations. As Woodcock adds: “What we need to do is make sure the hospitals can still function, transportation, other essential services are not disrupted while this happen.” Vaxing and masking has always been as much about our communities as ourselves.

+ Since implementing its vaccine mandate, United has gone 8 weeks without a single employee death. Friendly Skies beats Deadly Lies.

+ Ed Yong in The Atlantic: COVID Hospitalization Numbers Are as Bad as They Look.

+ Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in Britain, US.

+ Kids’ low COVID-19 vaccination rates called a ‘gut punch.’

+ And in the saga that won’t quit saga-ing, Novax Djokovic admits breaking isolation while Covid positive. (I were a betting man, I’d bet that Novax didn’t break isolation while positive, but instead faked a positive result to get out Australia’s vaccination requirement.) And from a Aussie TV hot mic, a little bit of accurate reporting.