Leaders should be wary of using virus as an excuse not to tackle other issues

The rise of Omicron has undoubtedly been good news. This may be difficult to see, as the state’s response was to impose more restrictions, and much of the media has been complicit in creating an atmosphere of fear that it will be difficult for political leaders to lift us out of the restrictions. ,

Two years ago, none of us predicted the virus will consume our life as it is. We accepted temporary restrictions for healthcare to keep the spread manageable and avoid unnecessary illness and death.