Pandemic to Endemic

Travelers wait in line to get tested for COVID-19 at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, Monday, Dec. 20, 2021.
Pandemic to Endemic

Now into our third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Omicron wave seems to be receding in many parts of the country, but the virus is showing no signs of leaving us. The question now seems to be, when will this virus transition from being a pandemic in which everyone continues to take maximum precautions in order to prevent getting infected, and into an endemic mode, one in which we learn to live with it? A Monmouth University poll out this week finds 7 in 10 Americans agree that it’s time to accept COVID-19 is here to stay and we need to get on with our lives. Is that true and, if so, how do we do that? CBN News Medical Reporter Lorie Johnson joins the show to discuss.

Also, is Israel capable of launching a successful military strike against Iran to stop their nuclear weapons program? In 2015, when the Obama administration and other western nations reached a deal with Iran on their nuclear program, the US estimated Iran’s breakout time would be 12 months. Now, officials believe that timeframe has been trimmed down to just one month. So as the Biden administration seeks to restart talks with Iran regarding their program, what does Israel have to say about it and what are their options? CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell joins the Rundown to talk about his story on that, as well as a couple other hot button issues in the region.

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