New coronavirus variants are making headlines. Photos of positive test results are popping up on social media feeds. Hospitalizations are increasing.
Far from the start of a sensational new chapter in the pandemic, experts say this uptick is the new normal in a world with covid as an endemic disease. Now, with some level of immunity nearly ubiquitous across the country, many people are wondering when - or if - we can stop treating the coronavirus differently from other common respiratory ailments.