Tick, tick, tick…is the end nigh?
The prime minister of the United Kingdom was facing an immediate political death sentence, so what did he do? He declared the pandemic over.
The question now on this side of the pond: Will Joe Biden — himself facing a political death sentence, though admittedly a few months away — learn anything from Boris Johnson?
As the already relatively weak omicron variant wheezes towards its nadir, the calls to end COVID-related restrictions — to remove the elephant that has been sitting on the congested chest of the world — have grown louder and more insistent.