Seasonal masks? Required boosters? On the latest episode of The Hill’s “Rising,” journalist and political commentator Kim Iversen broke down what the “new normal” might look like in 2022 and beyond.
Iversen pointed to a CBNC report that discusses what the new normal (which Iversen argued is not so normal) might look like.
The article predicted “COVID will likely lose its ‘pandemic’ status sometime in 2022 … the virus will likely become ‘endemic,’ eventually fading in severity and folding into the backdrop of regular, everyday life.”
While the CNBC article argued that this is happening thanks to COVID vaccines, Iversen said it’s because “more and more people have become infected” and the latest variant Omicron, is “proving to be very mild in its symptoms.”
CNBC said, “COVID will probably remain dangerous once the pandemic ends — much like the flu.”