Omicron Doesn’t Change the Vaccine Math

Posted by Matt Birchler
— 1 min read

Katelyn Jetelina, an epidemiologist, over at (fittingly) Your Local Epidemiologist:

There is a lot of anxiety. I have a lot of anxiety. The public is being asked to understand the second most complex system in the human body while navigating a sea of misinformation while coping with significant pandemic exhaustion and mental health problems. All while receiving little-to-no communication.

And then yesterday:

Bottom Line: Our immune system is an incredible, beautiful, complex, and adaptive system. We also have thousands of scientists around the world working on our questions and on solutions if we need them. Do not delay your booster appointment. Don’t delay your 5-11 year olds second shot. Our house is currently on fire and we need to respond before Omicron has the potential to fuel it.

I have my booster scheduled for tomorrow.