January 23, 2022

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news – The Washington Post

Officials around the world have expressed hope that omicron’s high transmissibility and relative lack of severity would help the transition of covid-19 into a more manageable endemic disease. ″We may be on the eve of a watershed, the transition from a pandemic phase to an endemic phase,” Swiss Interior Minister Alain Berset told reporters Wednesday, according to Bloomberg News. He couched his remarks, though, saying it was too early to commit to a return to normalcy. “The situation remains difficult to predict,” he said. “We don’t know yet.”