The COVID pandemic looks like it’s over, well in 30 days or so. The world just doesn’t realize it yet.
Of course the Omicron variant is going to surge through the population while the experts twaddle on. Of course some people will die, but that’s true of Influenza and the common cold and RSV for the young and old, etc, etc, etc.
Yeah, we need 4-6 weeks for Omicron to do its thing but then we’re done, barring some major error in assessing Omicron so far, and barring some unexpected turn.
But as to the political and social pandemic mindset, that may well take months, even a year or longer to get the sociopaths running things to shut up and go back to their dark holes.