It’s here for good.
It’s evolved into something milder.
Maybe it is the new flu.
When words have firmly entered the vernacular, we tend to lowercase them.
As in: “Eat my ass, covid.”
So I think we should lowercase it. Hear that, Canadian Press and all the other style guides out there jostling for primacy and torturing various copy editors I happen to know? Let’s do this.
And with that, I’m pouring myself a scotch.