Ms. Dougherty seems to be in a cranky mood, but I don’t blame her. Dr. Fauci increasingly looks like an oxymoron; a befuddled KGB agent.
Still, the commentary is an opportunity to discuss the new and improved Covid-19 variant. I am particularly intrigued by the possibility — mentioned by many, including Ms. Dougherty — that Omicron might be both mild and Covid enough to safely confer natural immunity on those who remain hesitant about vaccination. There’s probably some logical flaw in the notion.
However that might be, early reporting suggests that Omicron is insufficiently threatening to justify a return to lockdowns, mask mandates, or health passports. The courts seem to be dismissing vaccine mandates fairly handily, as they should.