With Covid-19 cases in the U.S. likely having already passed its peak of 800,000 cases/day, it is likely that there will be a rapid decline in transmission. Looking to South Africa and Britain as examples of countries that, similar to the Delta wave, were ahead of Covid-19 cases in the U.S., all indicators say that there will be a rapid decline. Still, it remains difficult to ascertain where exactly the U.S. will be after the current Omicron wave completely subsides.
Most epidemiologists, while taking a hopeful tone for the immediate decline in cases, also continue to remain vigilant that the world is not out of the woods quite yet. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the WHO, reinforced the fact that "It's dangerous to assume that Omicron will be the last variant or that we are in the endgame. On the contrary, globally, the conditions are ideal for more variants to emerge." It continues to remain crucial that communities and individuals stay vigilant in their Covid-19 monitoring and prevention measures.