PLEASE NOTE: The Omicron variant story is playing out at warp speed. Things written earlier in the week could already be out-of-date. Just keep that in mind while going through this week’s reads.

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Quote of the Day

"In the middle of a pandemic, the FDA kept doing business the way it always has, and that “out of stock online” message you get when you try to buy a Binax test is the result."

(James Surowiecki)

Chart of the Day

The vaccinated-unvaccinated divide in New York City. (via @MarkLevineNYC)