Omicron is penetrating the immunity of people who either have been vaccinated or infected by a previous variant. Viruses mutate and the codes change so to speak, so a new virus will sneak past defenses.So what do you propose? That all the skaters lock themselves up, all the competitions are cancelled until the whole thing is over?
No. Skaters should not lock themselves up as you say, but watching RUS nationals, I noticed the lack of masks and the crowds, and I was wondering when we would start to see a list of infected athletes. They are playing with fire and should find a way like other nations to compete safely - mandatory masking, spacing, limiting crowds, no offer of amenities, etc.