Boosting UK now is like Putting Gasoline on Fire
JUST ADDED: Look at the bottom of the article for "Denmark dec 13 2021 update":
Hospitalization Rate for prior variants 0.7%, for Omicron so far 1.1% (so 1.5 times higher).
I appreciate hearing what seems to be a contrarian view on Omicron. Love the fact that, with substacks, we are having a real discussion about this. This is what science and rational discussion looks like. Multiple interpretations subjected to analysis by many minds.
Data from SA from last two days, in terms of declining positivity rate and declining hospitalization rates, are quite encouraging that the so-called Omicron wave is already petering out. Stay tuned. Similar dynamics may well unfound in UK and other countries. Agree with you that BJ's "boost them all" approach is sheer idiocy. In US, the FDA's advisory panel voted in Sept. 16-2 against boosters for under 65s and yet FDA went ahead and approved anyway! Can we all say together "regulatory capture"?
When you mix science and politics, you end up with politics. There was never any science applied to the reaction to the CCP virus.
At Thanksgiving my vaxxed nephew gave my unvaxxed eldest son covid. Then tried to blame my son. Nephew's girl got boosted that week, poor simple thing, and immediately got covid after having a few days of bad side effects from the booster. Son's vaxxed girl wanted nothing to do with him when he tested positive, so he came home at our insistence to recuperate with us, his unvaxxed parents who'd had covid. Three days of horse paste, etc and he was pretty much done with it.
Meanwhile the cowering vaxholes (you may opt for the vaccines and still not be a vaxhole but ..) were laughing at ivermectin and saying: we'll stick with the vaccines, they work about as well as the flu vaccines.
I think I see a parting of mankind into two groups unless we learn to talk to each other. I suggested that ivermectin and vaccines are not mutually exclusive. No reply.
Thanks, Igor. Great report. Please keep going as you are. You are the clearest of writers. At this point, writing for the masses has no point. The saved need no saving but a sense of shared community, and even minutes of reading the popular Tweeter comments show how gone most of the world is in its ignorance of what’s going on. Your checking and rechecking data is appreciated.
This article was truly amazing. Where has substack been all my life. I am sharing this far and wide. I agree with so many points here. This is what discussion and analysis should be about. Thank you thank you. There are good people out there that care about what is happening and are giving up their lives to work really hard to create this body of work and share it to us. I’m a health professional for almost 30 years and have 3 science degrees and I read this twice it’s so good.
"Variants" are just ways of laundering illnesses and deaths caused by the "vaccines" aka genetic poison clot shots, just like "COVID" was a way of laundering deaths from all other causes (flu, beetus, afib, ladder falls, motorcycle accidents, old age, etc.).
That is why "delta" showed up in the first wave of the clot shot and "omigod" showed up during the rollout of boosters.
Saying that there is "a several week period when they are uniquely vulnerable to infection" is beyond naive - that is merely the period where most of the adverse events from the clot shot occur.
"Omicron is vaccine resistant. To fight it we need to take more of the vaccines to which it is resistant."
Sounds like a plan, Doris !
There is a risk with relying on the data from SA suggesting that Omicron is less likely to result in serious disease -- they've got high levels of natural immunity (not vaccine), are younger, and, IMO most importantly of all, they're in the middle of summer which is when upper respiratory tract infections are generally mild. This latter point is almost certainly why we in the UK (and Europe in general) have had a relatively low number of hospitalisations/deaths since vaccination started. This is probably linked with vitamin D levels, but that's a moot point because people aren't being advised by national authorities to take high levels of vitD.
It is worth pointing out that one of the other places where ADE was found is with many of the candidate vaccines for SARS-COV-1. Eg, see Yang et al, 2005, which used viral a vector vaccine approach (https://www.pnas.org/content/102/3/797). Of course, these were in animals and we don't know whether we'd have seen the enhanced disease if the vaccine candidate was used in humans for SARS-COV-1... but then that's the point of doing rigorous early stage trials -- it would be mad to try out these candidate vaccines on a large scale in humans before fully identifying risks that might emerge perhaps 12 months after vaccination.
The evidence thus far, objectively speaking, is that in the real world, boosters appear at best to be totally ineffective against omicron. (Unless there is somehow a demographic of unvaccinated or twice-vaccinated people with severe disease from omicron that is escaping detection. Unlikely.)
These political leaders remind me of that driver who wants to avoid sitting in traffic. Moving, he reasons, is better than not moving, and so he takes a long and circuitous detour, quadrupling the duration of his trip. My fear is that they may just end up crashing us all into a tree before we can even reach our final destination.
I’m afraid you can be right, so we should be prepared with all the early treatment options at hand: high levels of vitamin D, C and Zinc, quercetin, ivm, fvm, aspirin, budesonide inhaler, xylitol and xylitol/povidone nasal sprays, manuka honey and black cumin oil …
Am I missing something?
"..and may be as deadly or deadlier than Delta.."
After thousands of people with this variant and not one death...this is a strange comment
"Is this Fear Porn and a Lockdown Advocacy?"
2/I have no idea :)
Let us see what happens, because I am getting very different inputs about Xi(Omicron)'s severity. Some people say it is super-mild, yet Igor ythinks it will be very serious...
This article should serve as a template for you, and others - facts plus a little speculation on the side!.