(Mike Allen)

I think it might be pronounced “contagious,” actually.

No matter how you say it, the omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is here, and it’s tearing through our state at a record-setting clip. And that’s not hyperbole: We are setting record-high daily case numbers with the data coming out of this past week in Oklahoma.

While scary sounding, there appears, at least to this point, to be a bit of good news in these numbers, in that most people are not getting seriously sick.

That said, positive test rates and totals reaching the staggering heights they are has made it difficult for many people to find at-home tests, or simply get tested at all. At this point, I’m sure most reading this are aware of all the problems that these infection waves can cause. I don’t need to go on about it. I’m just hopeful we can get through this in one piece.

Past Sundaze comics

In 2022, don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good
Tune up the air conditioning on Santa’s sleigh
Atoka Public Schools: ‘The leaders in southeast Oklahoma on esports’
Our precious: OU will haver a new football coach soon
Gaining function: Hunters fear of COVID-19 in deer
Infrastructure bill will fuel perpetual construction
Squeegee your third eye for the new congressional map
Zuckerberg’s Meta description previews new nightmare
‘Stop trying to figure out a way to retrofit the old jail’
Edmond voters say: Not in the backyard of my park
QuikTrip in OKC means delicious competition
Oklahomans sniffle through invasion of the allergens
Big bet: Restarting the conversation on sportsbook
Sick and tired of summer each September
Waiting for our old buddy, Personal Responsibility
Finally burger time? In-N-Out should be in OKC
The delta variant is getting a little too trendy
Git along little dogies: It’s SEC or bust
California fires bring the hazy days of summer to OKC
Western lows: The unclear motivations of Western Heights board members
Despite housing prices, more mosquitoes moving in
Pizza and other strange things are afoot at the Circle K
Canoo tax incentives more elusive than great blue whale
Where is the beef? Where is the receipt?
‘The COVID 19’ lingers around the waistband
The complex puzzle of OU’s Cross Village dorms
Sonic seltzer: The Oklahoma collaboration we didn’t know we needed