Should I just catch Omicron? 'Not a good idea', say medical experts


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With most current Covid-19 patients getting asymptomatic or mild disease, it might be tempting to give in to pandemic fatigue and not bother protecting one's self against infection, but we still don't know the long-term effects of the Omicron variant yet. — FOO CHERN HWAN/The Star

As the super-contagious SARS-CoV-2 Omicron viral variant sweeps Chicago in the United States, pushing case count graphs vertical, some people who assumed they were safe from infection after they got their vaccines are entering a new psychological stage of the Covid-19 pandemic: a sense that infection is unavoidable.

“It’s so much more contagious,” said local Maggie Coons, 52.

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