The New York Times has a new piece up titled, “Omicron Is Fast Moving, but Perhaps Less Severe, Early Reports Suggest”:

Can we cancel the panic yet?

“So far, despite the huge increase in cases, Covid deaths have not risen in South Africa”:

But it’s not just deaths that are down. Even the cases in the hospitals are mild:

Even better? Most of these patients are hospitalized for something other than Covid:

In other words, the only reason why doctors even know they have Covid is that they’re being tested for Covid:

And, for this, NYC is putting in place a new private-sector mandate?