Are you an optimist or pessimist with regard to Covid and the new variants?
It looks like the enormous winter wave is ending, and people are getting vaccinated, albeit REALLY slowly. But....everything I read about the new variants is terrifying.
The IHME model --which has been pretty dead-on accurate throughout the entire pandemic in predicting cases and deaths - shows an immense wave hitting us in late March/April, the worst one yet, and not getting better until mid-summer. (https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/new-york).
I feel like we are probably in for another full year of this.