It seems like we have all became so exhausted by the pandemic that we are declaring it over. Many locations are lifting mask and vaccine mandates.
All this while new cases are still over 100,000 per day, and deaths are still over 2000 per day.
Maybe it is just me but it seems a tiny bit premature.
And I've heard a lot of people say that after Omicron nearly everyone has some immunity, either through infection or a vaccine. Which sounds good but a lot of people were saying exactly that about Delta last September. But I can't see any reason to think that would be true now but false in September.
A more realistic scenario than "the pandemic is over" is that we are going to get a reprieve for a few months. Hopefully we will be wise and use those few months to stockpile antivirals and prepare new booster shots for the next wave.