Atheist PZ Myers is so terrified by Covid that he is actually having nightmares about it:
I dreamt that the omega variant had come along, there was mass death everywhere, including my wife and I. Our floppy, decaying bodies were flung into a mass grave, and then her corpse rolled away from mine and we were separated by piles of dead strangers. The end. That’s when I woke up at 4am deep in the slough of despond and have spent the day stumbling through a grey world.
Do you think he also wet the bed?
If we stick to reality, the current variant seems to kill about 0.2% of the people it infects (according to current 7-day averages). And as we know by now, those 0.2% are likely to have other health issues going on. I personally have no problem being exposed to Omicron, a strain that rarely infects the lungs. It doesn’t make me sick and it continually boosts my immunity. After all, antibodies against Omicron work against the other variants we know of.
I slept peacefully last night.