Omicron could have a silver lining by boosting immunity, some experts say. But don’t bet on it.

“My attitude has been that I’m respectful of the virus — I’m taking reasonable precautions — but I’m not going to the end of the earth to avoid it,” said Andrew Noymer, [associate public health professor], an epidemiologist at the University of California, Irvine. “We’re all going to get this thing eventually.”