Medical workers register and test people for COVID-19 at Hillsborough County’s only driv-thru testing site at Hillsborough Community College’s Brandon campus on Jan. 10.
Scientists agree the coronavirus is here to stay. But will it become more manageable? What will the new normal look like?
Many believe COVID-19 is something they’re going to “be stuck with” for a long time.
Seniors are among the most vaccinated and vulnerable age groups. They’ll also have a tougher time getting at-home COVID-19 tests.
Boosters are effective against the omicron variant, but just 40 percent of fully vaccinated Americans have gotten them.


  1. Medical workers register and test people for COVID-19 at Hillsborough County’s only driv-thru testing site at Hillsborough Community College’s Brandon campus on Jan. 10.
  3. Taylor Cook, 21, an activist with Students for a Democratic Society, leads chants outside a Florida House committee meeting on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022.
  4. A view of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park during the MiLB International Championship game in 2019 in Durham, N.C. Major League Baseball will not require players with minor-league contracts to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this season.
  5. Travelers pass a sign near a COVID-19 testing site in Terminal E at Logan Airport, on Dec. 21, 2021, in Boston. A new AP-NORC poll shows that few Americans – just 15 percent – say they'll consider the pandemic over only when COVID-19 is largely eliminated. By contrast, 83 percent say they'll feel like the pandemic is over when it's largely a mild illness, like the seasonal flu.
  6. A House subcommittee voted on Thursday to approve a bill that would allow parents of adult children to pursue pain-and-suffering damages in medical malpractice cases.
  7. Rapid covid tests for sale Jan. 4 at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Orlando.
  8. A Decadent Girl, 1899, by Ramon Casas.
  9. Pitt student Michael Burke, 21, gets a COVID-19 booster shot from nursing student Colette Sayegh, on Jan. 12 at the Peterson Events Center in Oakland, Pa.  The COVID-19 booster drive in the U.S. is losing steam, worrying health experts who have pleaded with Americans to get an extra shot to shore up their protection against the highly contagious omicron variant.
  10. Florida Surgeon Gen. Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo, left, speaks at a news conference with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, right, on Jan. 3 in Fort Lauderdale.
  11. COVID-19 rapid antigen at-home test kits will be covered by insurance in many cases.
  12. Bayada Home Health Care will close four Tampa Bay offices, eliminating 682 employees, by April, according to a notice filed last week with the state.
  13. From left, N95, KN95 and cloth masks seen Tuesday in Palm Harbor. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the N95 respirator mask, followed by the KN95 respirator, offers the best protection from omicron. No one should rely on single-layer cloth masks anymore.
  14. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis fields a question while attending a news conference at Pasco County’s Mike Fasano Regional Hurricane Shelter in Hudson on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, where he announced that monoclonal antibody treatments would begin for patients as an early treatment to prevent hospitalizations and to save lives.
  15. People wait in a line for that wraps around the West Tampa Community Resource Center to get tested for COVID-19 on Dec. 28. Tampa Bay officials are opening more free, public testing sites to meet the demand for testing as the omicron variant drives a surge of cases.
  16. Jeanette Jennings, mother of transgender teen advocate Jazz Jennings, speaks at a press conference in the Florida Capitol on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, against a bill that would make it a felony for doctors to provide minors with hormone therapy or to perform sex reassignment surgery.
  17. Pharmacist Sima Manifar prepares a children's dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic at City of Lawrence's "The Center," which serves seniors, families and the community on Dec. 29, 2021, in Lawrence, Mass. Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the omicron variant. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech announced the study on Tuesday.
  18. The “partygate” scandal that threatens to derail U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s administration has deepened as police opened an investigation into gatherings at government offices.
  19. Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office had filed the state’s lawsuit Nov. 17 in federal court in Pensacola, seeking to block the vaccination rule, which the Biden administration issued earlier in November.
  20. Sarah Palin is shown in this 2017 photo. Her trial against the New York Times was delayed after she tested positive for the coronavirus.
  21. A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is seen during a vaccination clinic at the Norristown Public Health Center in Norristown, Pa., on Dec. 7, 2021.
  22. Red mortarboards fly into the evening sky at Heritage High School's commencement ceremony in 2020, in Maryville Tenn.  High school graduation rates dipped in at least 20 states after the first full school year disrupted by the pandemic.
  23. Nurse manager Edgar Ramirez checks on IV fluids while talking to a COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Los Angeles, Dec. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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