“In Boston, the amount of the Covid virus detected in wastewater, which has been a leading indicator of case trends in the past, has plunged by about 40 percent since its peak just after Jan. 1.” David Leonhardt in the NYT: Is Omicron Peaking? In parts of the Northeast, it seems to be.

+ This is some stupid, and potentially dangerous, shit. Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses.

+ Biden is sending military doctors to hard hit hospitals, and will make face masks and an additional 500 million rapid tests available to Americans. It’s all good. But it always seems like we’re behind the demand curve. Political infighting (and now, our 6-3 Supreme Court) makes being prepared almost impossible. Related: COVID-19 pill rollout stymied by shortages as omicron rages.