I think he's right. I'm attending a top 5 public health school in the US. We've announced that we're going back full time in person at the end of January. School's reasoning is that we need to start the "next phase" of the pandemic.
As we prepare for the return on January 31, we know that our community is at an inflection point in the pandemic. Given what we have learned from Omicron, along with the effective vaccine interventions already in place, Emory will move into its next phase of COVID-19 response. We remain focused on our objectives of limiting transmission, reducing severity of illness, protecting the most vulnerable, and promoting a vibrant campus experience. At the same time, we know our COVID-19 strategy must evolve to better respond to the most immediate needs, while also advancing our academic and research mission.
Thus, Emory will begin taking important steps to shift our protocols and minimize future COVID-19 disruptions by empowering more personal accountability. This effort will require a new level of community engagement, and our partnership will be more crucial than ever as we move into this important phase of pandemic response.
https://www.emory.edu/forward/resources/messages.html -- Message from Jan 13th.
I'm guessing much of the world will be deciding the same thing very soon, especially with messaging around personal responsibility like Emory and like this guy. I don't necessarily agree with it, but I understand it. And I have no doubt we're headed there.