Yes, I'm worried the new variant is already spreading globally and could be more resistant to vaccines. It's not good news Omicron has emerged just as people are likely to travel and gather for the holiday season.851 votes 31.97 %
Somewhat. All of the variants so far have presented new challenges in terms of increased transmission. But vaccines, masking and careful monitoring are still our best defences. I'm glad the government moved quickly to get a handle on the spread early.950 votes 35.69 %
No. I think fears about the new variant are being blown out of proportion. It's more of the same in COVID-world.861 votes 32.34 %
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