Covid is over

And panic porners like David Leonhardt are going to sorely regret this last spasm.

Fewer than 1 in 50 people with confirmed Omicron cases are being hospitalized in South Africa - which suggests that the actual hospitalization to infection rate is far lower still, because so many people with Omicron have such mild cases they won’t bother to be tested.

And the wave of new cases seems to have peaked.

It is over. Well and truly. And so is the last shred of any credibility for public health authorities, governments, and the media.