https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2213920 The current moment in the Covid-19 pandemic is a pivotal one. There is an urgent need to confront a future in which SARS-CoV-2 will remain with us, threatening the health and well-being of millions of people throughout the world. At the same time, it’s important to acknowledge that objectively we are in a better place with regard to the virus than we’ve ever been and that in fact many people believe the pandemic is behind us. This reality compels us to avoid using alarmist language and to offer valid and feasible solutions to bring people along to a new, nonemergency phase of the pandemic. How we craft our policies, programs, and associated messaging in this context and who delivers the messages is as important as ever.
Well, my immunocompromised neighbor finally got covid. Her husband has kind of ignored covid, being a libertarian. He talked her in to going to a brewpub last week and now she's sick and taking Paxlovid. They were both vaxxed in the beginning but I think they skipped the boosters. Oh well, you can't stop people from ignoring their health needs.
Here's a good article that addresses some of those concerns. https://open.substack.com/pub/yourlocalepidemiologist/p/are-we-still-in-a-covid-19-emergency?r=51x7j&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email