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‘People are moving on with their lives’: is the end of Omicron in sight?

By John Burn-Murdoch

11 Feb 2022 · 4 min read

England joined Denmark with plans to lift its remaining coronavirus restrictions, Joe Biden’s top medical adviser said the “full-blown” phase of the crisis was nearly over and Europe’s biggest holiday group revealed that bookings were returning to levels last seen before the pandemic.

The flurry of announcements from around Europe and North America this week crystallised hopes that the worst of the Omicron variant wave has passed, allowing health experts to speculate whether a return to normal life was within grasp.

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