What to do as this Omicron Freight Train comes booming our way?

a) Go get boosted. This week. Vaccination seems to still be helpful in not getting severe disease; boosters may help with not catching this wildly contagious Omicron.

b) Go buy at-home tests. I know, I know, they’re hard to find. Keep looking. They run out, they restock. Friends and patients have founds them on-line and in person at their CVS, Costco, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, Sam’s Club, BJ’s and on-line suppliers like this one .

c) Any symptoms at all? Get tested.

d) Test you and your loved ones (per Michael Mina) on Dec 25, 28, 31, and Jan 3 (and before and after any other gatherings).

e) Decline indoor dining with strangers or unmasked activities with indoor crowds until this surge is over

f) Wear the best masks you can find.

g) Read this fantastic piece by one of my favorite Covid writers Ed Yong and his thought processes about cancelling parties in the Omicron age.

Hang on tight.

All surges go down, but this one is going to have a steep ascent.

Hang on tight.