So how bad is the Omicron variant really?
This is a question that is in everyone’s mind
lately so I did some research and got you
some answers, from scientists’ perspective.
How fast is Omicron spreading?
Omicron’s rapid rise in South Africa is
what worries scientists the most because
it suggests the variant could spark explosive
increases in COVID19 cases elsewhere.
Can Omicron overcome immunity from
vaccines or infection?
The variant’s swift rise in South Africa hints
that it has some capacity to evade immunity.
How will vaccines fare against Omicron?
Vaccines’ potency against the Omicron variant
could be blunted, early analysts suggest.
Will current boosters improve protection
The threat of Omicron has prompted some
rich countries, such as UK, to accelerate
and broaden the roll-out of COVID vaccine
booster doses. But it is not yet clear how
effective these doses will be against this
Does Omicron cause milder or more severe
disease than previous variants?
Early reports linked Omicron with mild disease
raising hopes that the variant might be less
severe than some of its predecessors. But
these reports – which are often anecdotes
or scant scraps of data – can be misleading.
From the looks of it, current research
seems to point to a bleak 2022.
Strict social distancing.
But there is a silver lining.
We have two years of experience battling
the COVID19 pandemic – and we survived.
What we need to do now is to REFLECT
on the last two years (2020-2021) and
extract key lessons that will not only help
us tide through the next pandemic but even
Here’s a question for you to think about.
If you get to go back in time to 2019 (a year
before the pandemic), what would you have
done differently in order for you to thrive
during the pandemic (2020-2021)?
Share your answers with me by leaving
a comment in this post.
I will compile every one’s responses
and send them to you, as a thank you
for sharing your wisdom with me.
So start thinking about the question and
leave your answers here.
Look forward to your reply.
Your #1 fan,
P.S. I am planning to write to you more often
because I really want you to do well.
So here’s the plan.
On weekends (likely Sat), I will send an email
relating to topics on self-mastery. Many of
these emails will be based on my personal
experiences and observations.
On Thursdays, I will send you emails that
are more business related. Focus will be on
helping you deal with the unique challenges
(1) Omicron variant and the possible lockdown
(2) Growing popularity of robo-advisors
(3) Changing consumer values because of
the pandemic (in particular with millennials
and Gen Z, the digital native)
(4) Increasing competition in your industry
(competition including influencers trying to
steal market share away from you)
(5) Massive changes to social media platforms
and how we must adapt to the ever-changing
algorithm and content preferences