In this episode of “The Neverending Story: COVID-Style”…
“Shockingly,” as fears of the rational among us continue to subside over the yuugely-overhyped Omicron variant — not that we were all that fearful in the first place — “leading UK scientists” are now warning that new COVID strains could be “much more dangerous and cause far higher numbers of deaths and cases of serious illness than Omicron.” Joe Biden was last seen furiously nodding in agreement.
Yep, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to lift the final COVID restrictions in England, next week, as reported by The Guardian, “leading UK scientists” are (no doubt frantically) once again ringing the never-ending COVID alarm bells about crap that hasn't even happened.
David Nabarro, a special envoy on COVID-19 for the World Health Organization — same WHO with which Donald Trump cut ties over COVID hysteria — piled it high and deep during an interview with The Guardian.
There will be more variants after Omicron and if they are more transmissible they will dominate. In addition, they may cause different patterns of illness, in other words, they may turn out to be more lethal or have more long-term consequences.
Nabarro unsurprisingly urged authorities to continue to plan for the possibility that there will be surges in numbers of people who “fall victim to” future variants and need hospital care as a result.
It would be prudent to encourage people to protect themselves and others consistently. An approach that does not do this would be a gamble with potentially severe consequences.
I cannot see any upsides to such a gamble. The pandemic has a long way to go and – as is the case since it started – people and their leaders will influence its long-term impact through actions they take now.
The COVID Gnome Anthony Fauci was last seen nodding furiously in agreement.
However, even the Guardian article included statements from scientists who don't necessarily agree with the above Dr. Doom. Among the skeptics is epidemiologist Professor Mark Woolhouse, of Edinburgh University.
The Omicron variant did not come from the Delta variant. It came from a completely different part of the virus's family tree. And since we don't know where in the virus's family tree a new variant is going to come from, we cannot know how pathogenic it might be. It could be less pathogenic but it could, just as easily, be more pathogenic.
That was a “fair and balanced” scientific opinion. With the operative words being since we don't know and we cannot know. Compare and contrast Professor Woolhouse's comments with those of Nabarro. With the never-ending warnings of Anthony Fauci. And with the pablum of Joe “Winter of Severe Illness and Death” Biden.
Reasonably intelligent people are not stupid. And after more than two years, the majority of reasonably intelligent people are over the ridiculous hype, unfounded scare tactics, and ever-changing stories from Fauci & Co. Not to mention the OCD obsession of Biden and his one-trick-pony, never-ending “get vaccinated” rhetoric.
Stop it. Be honest. Present facts and don't get out over your agenda-driven, COVID skis.
Reasonable, intelligent people generally make reasonable decisions. I realize I'm mostly “spitting” into the fan, here, but enough is enough.
Incidentally, as much as I love to beat on the COVID Gnome Fauci, the “infectious and emerging diseases expert” actually suggested last week that the “full-blown” COVID pandemic is almost over in the U.S. Yeah. While Fauci's epiphany was months behind reality, it marked (at least a temporary) turning point for the COVID hood ornament of the Democrat Party.
Here's Tony, as transcribed by The New York Post:
As we get out of the full-blown pandemic phase, which we are certainly heading out of, these decisions will increasingly be made on a local level rather than centrally decided or mandated. There will also be more people making their own decisions on how they want to deal with the virus.
Not to nitpick or whatever, but you don't suppose Tony's revelation has anything to do with the number of times Biden's draconian unconstitutional COVID edicts have been slapped down in the courts, do you? Just a thought.
Following Fauci's apparent COVID awakening, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky did a quick “clean-up in aisle F,” warning (gullible) Americans not to get ahead of themselves. Via the NY Post:
Our hospitalizations are still high, our death rates are still high, so as we…are encouraged by the current trends, we are not there yet.
At this time we continue to recommend masking in areas of high and substantial transmission, that's much of the country right now in public, indoor settings.
So, where are we? It depends on who we listen to. Hasn't it always?
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, Fauci's remarks appear to be on-point. Moreover, every state in the country is now reporting declining or stablizing numbers of COVID cases.
But man, “they” gave it their best, didn't they? And when Omicron turned out to be zero — compared to the initial hype spread by the COVID “hype-spreaders” from day one, that is. The end was in sight. Even for those like Anthony Fauci who did their damnedest to hold out as long as they could without really looking like idiots.
Meanwhile, one-trick-pony Biden remains the hardest hit.