While Omicron’s subvariants find new ways to evade vaccines and destabilize immune systems, another pandemic has overwhelmed officials who are supposed to be in charge of public health. Let’s call it a plague of willful incompetence or an outbreak of epidemiological stupidity. Or maybe José Saramago’s novel has come to life and targeted public officials with a scourge of blindness. In any case, COVID, a novel virus that can wreak havoc with vital organs in the body, continues to evolve at a furious pace.

Andrew Nikiforuk

Link to article by Andrew Nikiforuk in The Tyee

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