Pandemic prognosis: Where does it go from here?

It will basically “become part of the furniture”, Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist [and associate professor of public health] at the University of California in Irvine, told AFP. Experts caution against too much optimism around early indications that Omicron causes less severe disease than previous strains, pointing out that it is spreading so fast it could still overwhelm health systems.