Pandemic Pet Peeves: Why Americans need to sit tf down

OPINION: The omicron variant is bouncing from host to host while Americans keep going on cruises, kickin’ it with the fam and ringing in 2022 in large groups.

It's hard to start 2022 on a high note when 2021 just snatched the last Golden Girl Betty White. R.I.P. Happy New Year from Black Iowa News.

Confetti flies in the air at Times Square to mark the New Year in New York City on January 1, 2022. (Photo by Yuki IWAMURA / AFP) (Photo by YUKI IWAMURA/AFP via Getty Images)

A tweet shocked me this week. “We’re all doomed to get omicron,” a doctor tweeted. I kept right on scrolling: out of swipe, out of mind. I hope she's wrong. A record number of children are hospitalized with COVID-19 and a record-breaking number of people have contracted COVID-19. Still, I reject doom. I reject giving up. I’m going to stay at home, wear an N95 and wait this wave out.

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