Covid-19 NZ: Omicron is here. This is what happens next

A Stuff article.

In early January, three Americans proposed a plan for the “new normal”: that is, life with Covid-19.

The coronavirus, they wrote, should be seen as another circulating respiratory illness – like influenza or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Eradication or elimination of Covid-19 is impossible given immunity imbued by the current vaccines do not protect against infection in the long-term. Frankly, it means there’s no practical way right now to expel this bothersome newcomer.

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