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Australia: Deadly Hong Kong Covid Variant Taking Over
Heavily Vaccinated Country Facing a Double Trouble
My March 5 article “Bad News from Hong Kong”, mysteriously, became popular and garnered 97,949 views.
Well, now another heavily vaccinated country — Australia — is facing a double trouble. Australia is facing a new powerful wave of Covid, and on top of it, the deadly Hong Kong Variant Ba2.2 that killed about 1 in 100 ill persons in Hong Kong, is rapidly on the way to becoming dominant.
What is happening?
Just two months ago, Omicron was seen as an “accidental vaccine” and a very lucky occurrence of a “harmless” virus that will create “hybrid immunity”. Even a completely uneducated college dropout Bill Gates, who is arrogantly using his vast wealth to direct nations’ health care efforts, said that “Omicron is a better vaccine”.
The reality turned out to be different. Far from being harmless, Covid killed four thousand people in Australia so far this year. Instead of petering off due to much-hoped-for “hybrid immunity” and near-total “vaccine immunity”, Covid is rising ominously again. The so called “vaccine immunity” no longer helps prevent instances of Covid.
Australia is NOT unique in this. Much of Europe is having a resurgence of Covid that left every 16th Brit having Covid at this very moment.
What is unique for Australia is something else that is concerning:
On the backdrop of rapidly rising Covid cases, Australia is also facing a new variant that completely took over Hong Kong and caused so many deaths. It is called “BA2.2” or “BA.2 + S:I1221T”, or “B.1.1.529.2”.
Ba2.2 is rapidly rising in Australia, outcompeting all other Covid variants. At this rate of growth, it will dominate major population centers in perhaps 8-10 weeks. Ba2.2 caused an extreme spike of death in Hong Kong that was incomparable to ANY wave EVER seen in ANY country before:
The reason for this crazy wave of deaths is extreme contagiousness and deadliness of BA2.2 in Hong Kong. According to my simple calculations (just look at cumulative cases and cumulative deaths and add 20% to deaths to account for the lag of death curve), the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is about 1%. It is not clear if the same CFR will repeat itself in Australia, which had more Covid exposure than Hong Kong, but certainly this variant is very concerning.
Reinfections in Australia
Contrary to the expectations, stoked by the authorities fearful of responsibility, Omicron did NOT confer lasting herd immunity on Australians, or on any other nation. Instead, Omicron-to-Omicron reinfections are becoming the new normal.
That more Australians are getting covid twice in a row, is very bad news. Even a mild Covid infection can create long Covid. Covid is known to infect and kill immune cells via LFA-1 mechanism doing that the same way as HIV.
After several repeat Covid infections, people’s immune capacity may be reduced so significantly, that they would not be able to fight off the next infection at all so it would become chronic.
The UK is in a position similar to Australia, but ended up there earlier. Right now, every 16th person in the UK, and every 10th person in Scotland is having Covid. Due to the fact that most of these Covid infections are short-term reinfections occurring within 90 days, Scotland would not even consider them to be new “Covid cases”, even though these people are quite sick.
These reinfections are NOT milder. The rapid second reinfections are filling up Scotland’s hospitals and cause hospitalizations and deaths that are higher than in January:
Do not give too close attention to the last week’s drop, which is always there due to incomplete counting.
What is the reason for the endless Covid infections in these highly vaccinated countries? The reason is that vaccinated people cannot acquire natural immunity due to “Original Antigenic Sin” (OAS), caused by repeat vaccine transfections of spike protein from a virus that is not even in circulation any more.
Immune systems, “trained” by the Wuhan spike protein unnaturally, produce copious amounts of useless antibodies to that old protein upon getting infected, while newer variants of the virus are rampaging through their bodies unopposed.
UKHSA explained OAS that is obviously in UKHSA data:
The result of these endless reinfections, is, unfortunately, damage to the innate immune systems of sufferers, and increasingly chronic Covid infections. Chronic Covid is bad news, as the virus, unopposed by the damaged immune systems, keep producing larger and larger amounts of spike protein and causes cardiovascular, nervous system, and lung damage, without any endpoint.
All of this is a reason to be quite concerned and to be skeptical of officials downplaying of the gravity of the situation.
None of the above should be interpreted as somehow being against Australians. They are amazing people. I just wanted to systematically describe what is going on in their country.
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