Updated: Jan 19, 2022
Welcome to 2022, the year of the tiger. Though years come and go, but a tiger never changes its stripes, nor do they go out of style. Feb. 1 will mark the first day of the Lunar New Year.
Despite nearly two years of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, there is much to celebrate. There as been little to none outbreaks here in Hangzhou, China this year and it is safe to say the worst might be over for China.
(I'm pretty sure my buddies in America will disagree, they are in for a tough winter.)
However, the pandemic has not yet passed, and health and medical professionals will need both strength and resilience during the coming year as we navigate the post‐pandemic recovery phase. We hope that in 2022 we will see the end of COVID-19. The implications of the new Omicron variant of the virus are unclear. Please stay safe and warm and get your vaccine because we have a whole new year ahead of us.