The saddest thing about the emergence of the omicron variant is its utter predictability, Fareed Zakaria says. For months, even longer, public health officials have been warning that as long as the coronavirus can circulate freely and widely, it would change its form, and that those mutations could be more difficult to handle than the original variant.
The solution was also utterly obvious: to vaccinate the rest of the world — and fast. But that never happened, he says, and the resulting disparities are stunning.
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