After damaging, and identifying the sheep, would they then introduce Omicron to reward and protect the sheep? We know the vaccines are ineffective, crappy, and highly dangerous.
Stay frosty, my epiphany from last week was that Phase 1 is ending, and I am closely monitoring the mana for hints of Phase 2, which was always suspected of being yet another bio-weapon. But that might be a bit too obvious, so let your thinking roam widely.
NPR attempts to explain where Omicron came from, and fails miserably.