None of us could have foreseen societal toll of pandemic

Instead of uniting to fight the virus, families and friendships are being fractured by the politics of personal autonomy and rampant misinformation and lies.

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December 21, 2021 - 9:24 AM

There's probably no better face of the fight against the ever-mutating COVID-19 pandemic than Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Chief Medical Advisor to the President. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images/TNS)

Because we have the tools to fight COVID-19 at our disposal, there’s no need for the country to go into lockdown, despite the introduction of a new variant that is sweeping the country.

It’s simple. Get vaccinated. Get the booster shot. And stay smart. 

That likely will be President Joe Biden’s message today when he discusses the nation’s response to omicron. 

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