Amid the new normal of COVID, there’s an old normal too

Published with permission from Capital and Main.

The overall numbers are nowhere near the horrible peaks of the three years past, and the severity of the cases is significantly lower as well.

Still, three months after the federal government ended its COVID-19 public health emergency, some experts say there is a new normal in the U.S.: regular COVID seasons — and available vaccines — in the same manner as the flu.

And one other “normal” will apply: Whatever punch COVID and its variants have left, it’ll hit working poor families and people of color the hardest.

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