Commonwealth Policy Center

A new year has begun, but one thing has stayed the same: COVID is causing everyone to lose their minds. The omicron variant is spreading rapidly as case numbers are rising at an alarming rate. Governor Beshear continues to hold press conferences about the virus and touts the high number of positive cases as something to fear. The rising numbers are a cause of concern. But according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, “It is much more relevant to focus on the hospitalizations as opposed to the total number of cases.” When this is taken into consideration, we see that this variant is less severe than others and is causing fewer hospitalizations. Our leaders should look at the facts and explain the nuance between Covid variants, and if they did this, maybe then there would be less fear in the air.