It's now clear Omicron was already circulating in the US weeks ago, before it was identified in South Africa and travel bans were instituted.
What's less clear is why the punitive and purposeless travel bans are still in place. Rescind them. And thank the South Africa scientists
1. So clearly
is spreading at least in some parts of the US given a person from Minnesota seems to hae contracted it in NYC. At a LARGE animé convention. Presumably wasn't a one-off.
This is easy.
Protecting the wealthy's dollars is good for business and better the viruses are found in China and South Africa because they look like bad people even though we dont care about PPE or contact tracing because it's bad for business.
if it has been here for weeks
and we aren't experiencing a massive increase in hospitalizations/deaths by now...
wouldn't it suggest it's not as horrible as some feel it could be?