Omicron Shows Why It’s Time to Move On from COVID Restrictions

Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks about the Omicron coronavirus variant during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., December 1, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
People should live not as if they are one variant or booster away from the end, but as if COVID-19 is here forever.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE N ow that the Omicron variant has been confirmed to have made landfall in the United States, there’s been an all too familiar public debate over whether it should lead to a new wave of restrictions.

Already, the Washington Post reported that the Biden administration is considering more draconian rules for Americans returning from abroad, including additional testing and quarantine requirements — neither of which is enforceable. President Biden himself has claimed that more lockdowns were off the table “for now” — which means that they are not, in fact, off the table. Meanwhile, New York governor Kathy Hochul is not even

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