This is more a political question than a scientific one.
Omicron is much milder than Delta and although the scientists are still waiting for data to prove it beyond any doubt WE already know that's the case.
Question is how does the government change the message from Covid DEADLY to Covid Common cold.
My desperate hope is they do it quickly and take the flack, but I fear they will hide behind "following the science" by which they mean cowering behind the most timid of them.
What and when do you think will be the first message to stop fearing Covid and return to real normal?