Omicron marches on.
Omicron is the vaccine.
I agree that it's omicron that will bring the end to the madness.
The CDC just yesterday revised their estimate of omicron cases down from 70% of cases to 50%. But we just had Christmas and New Years' is yet to come, so I assume omicron will begin to sky rocket soon enough. All the restrictions and mandates have been cancelled for some time in my state anyway.
What's hardest for me are 2 things-
First, I don't know if I can ever forgive these people, any of them, from the government and bureaucrats right down to neighbors who participated in the madness and bullying. Next, I still see the carnage of what they have done all around me. The cleanup and healing are going to be monumental tasks, but I am up to helping with that. But I am truely terrified that if we don't act to prevent it, it will happen again, and the fear is that people will become lazy and complacent and not do the work needed to prevent a repeat in the future.
Remarkably, Omicron has done more in 30 days to dismantle the cathedrals of covid than amy politicians, protest, or similar has in the last 20 months
The enemy is still dangerous when cornered and so I am wary, but optimistic for a change
I live NYC, which is now a psych ward again. 2020 was more tolerable. Fascinating how the fully VAX and boostered are all getting Covid. We finally get some glory from all their propaganda & untruths. Masks. Quarantines. Utter nonsense over a cold for the large majority.
Now the narrative changes because everything they said, failed! Soon the healthy won’t be allowed to get tested, and only the critical will counted as cases. It’s endemic. It’s over! Unvax and staying that way. 🙌🏼 Happy New Year
And in the end she is wrong again. Omicron poses very little threat to the unvaxxed, but poses a way bigger threat to the double jabbed and especially the triple jabbed I read.
I think you’re right to suspect political motives behind the pivot. There are *always* political motives, even when the statements appear benign or even, *gasp*, reasonable.
As I wrote in a comment about this topic at bad cattitude (https://boriquagato.substack.com/p/the-fool-winds-up-where-the-wise):
If they are retreating, we must continue to advance. We can never let our guard down as each apparent concession is only an “occasional indulgence” from Biderman’s Chart of Coercion (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/letter-to-a-tyrant) and a pit stop on the way to “demonstrating omnipotence.”
These liberal women (I used to be one) are the death of Democracy. I even predicted we would lose abortion rights on the back of their behavior. It’s like Karen’s gone wild.
I have to work hard inside myself not to feel real hatred for these people, the harm they have caused our societies, our economies and - most especially - our children.
I have to remind myself that for the most part they are well-intentioned. Just not that bright, and carried away by their own egos and biases.
One factor is that the record for daily cases (or 'cases' as they now say) in the US was just surpassed. It doesn't look good for the current wielders of The Science to be doing worse than the dreaded Trump. This is a good step though, next they might even realize the importance of distinguishing between people who die from corona and those who die with corona.
As the hypochondriac sociopaths that rule us get their xth booster AND an Omicron infection, maybe they can declare themselves herd immunized and end the madness. That would free up a lot of time for them to go back to trying to change the weather (Climate Change), which is as realistic as fighting a moderate respiratory virus. Also selling us all out the PRC while they're at it.
Doctrinaire hireling apologist for the billionaire class. Content to eat the table scraps and crumbs the World Economic Forum Leadership Class (Greetings, Klaus!!!) brush off their table. A groveling sycophant content to wave her "Twitter Blue Check" flag in the air as a sign of her success. A Forth Wave Feminist "With One Less Thought Each Year." On those rare occasions when one is forced to consider her... a wave of revulsion rises up and putrefies the clean air of reasoned thought. --ejd
The Australian govts have been singing about hospitalisation, ICU and death. They reversed their testing mantra - only if directed or if have symptoms. They will change the definition of "close contacts". All thanks to the case numbers; not "science". Proving yet again the power of numbers, or critical mass.
Jennifer the ‘Rube’ is a mouthpiece for the establishment. So she will simply cheerlead for this administration, whatever they think their next best strategy is. I really wonder how many clicks her articles get.
Good news except for the fact that she believes the vaccinated and boosted are the ones for whom the risk is minimal, despite evidence to the contrary.
These loud mouthed covidiots are trying to back away gracefully. Nice try, folks. We got your number.
It's heartening to read that even a foaming at the mouth Liberal, who would be the typical writer for the Washington Post 😁 is at least admitting a few facts. First, Covid-19 is for the vast majority of people who catch it, little more than a cold or flu. This was apparent even in early 2020, after for example, the experience of the cruise ship Diamond Princess proved. It's (apparently) a blessing provided by Nature, that viruses tend to become less virulent with time, that Omicron is mild compared to original Covid virus.
She's also correct to call for less testing. At best, the tests themselves are unreliable for several reasons that I won't detail here. But the fad for mass testing, to find "cases," is just that -- a fad -- with all the irrationality that implies. Rarely does one see a more relevant metric, such as cases per capita. Finding "positive cases" better serves media sensationalism and government fear mongering than any valid medical rationale. It's also "helpful" that many, perhaps indeed the majority of those "positive" tests are people who develop no clinical symptoms of Covid-19, perhaps not even cold symptoms.
I suspect that Rubin is hoping for less testing for less noble reasons. The more testing, the more obvious it will be, if it isn't already, that the current "vaccines" are close to useless in preventing catching or spreading the disease. Too, as I note above, the vast majority of "cases" are people with no symptoms other than a questionable positive test.
I live in NYC where the inmates are running the asylum. If you're vaccinated and positive, you can and enjoy a nice meal in the big apple for the cost of a mortgage in some of the Red States. BUT... if you are unvaccinated and negative, you are out of 'luck' and cannot 'enjoy' what NYC has to offer. Such a shame. Now people are forced to save their money and eat healthier indoors. They don't drive and park, so less money for the parking garages. They don't shop when they're there, so less money for the stores. Let's see how long the likes of NYC can afford to keep biting the hand that feeds it. They rely on tourists and their money to thrive. The realisation that the midterms are only months away is starting to set in. They have succeeded in destroying this great country to line the (already wealthy,) pockets of the very, very, very few. Insanity.