WASHINGTON — It has been two full weeks since the White House pandemic response team has held one of its briefings, which used to be a regular affair during the Delta and Omicron waves of 2021. Now the “invisible enemy” of COVID-19, as former President Donald Trump used to call the virus, has been replaced by the all-too-visible war in Ukraine.
But as public health officials have tirelessly repeated in the last several months, the coronavirus pandemic operates according to its own goals, frequently frustrating attempts of humans to declare victory. Washington was reminded of that uncomfortable fact this week, following the two-year anniversary of the lockdowns Trump ordered in
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