The Covid-19 pandemic is not over but it is waning. The Delta variant has been largely superseded by the less-severe Omicron and vaccination continues to protect us against serious illness and hospitalisation. In the absence of a new more dangerous variant, Covid-19 is now unlikely overwhelm the health care system or cause large scale death.
Government should now prioritise carefully restarting the economy and opening up social life. It should continue to procure and expedite voluntary vaccination while maintaining vigilance and system capacity against new Covid-19 variants.