LR Podcast S2, E31: Omicron: Here we go again.

Here we go again…

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The Omicron Conspiracy

Its name is “Omicron“. It’s the reason you’ll still need to wear a mask at work and in school in 2022. It will be the desperate need cited for getting small children vaccinated. It’s the reason you have to stay home for Christmas again this year (and don’t even think of New Year’s). It’s the reason why you’ll be getting a fourth shot in about five months. It’s the reason your compliance will continue to be mandatory in 2022, the year you thought you’d finally be free of COVID. If you live in the formerly free country of Australia, it will be responsible for lockdowns 473 thru 842. If not Omicron, it will be the next variant. When the name Omicron fades from the headlines, as Delta did, it will be replaced. Thanks to COVID, we’re all going to find out how many letters there are in the Greek alphabet.

A recent article Omicron variant symptoms ‘unusual but mild’, says South African doctor

in the NY Post tells of yet another COVID-19 variant: Omicron…

Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a practicing doctor for 30 years who chairs the South African Medical Association (SAMA), said she believed she had found a new strain of the virus after COVID-19 patients at her private practice in Pretoria exhibited strange symptoms.

‘Their symptoms were so different and so mild from those I had treated before,’ Coetzee told The Telegraph.”

Continuing from the same article:

The World Health Organization officially named the virus on Friday, skipping two letters of the Greek alphabet and choosing ‘Omicron.’

There have been no confirmed cases of the new variant in the United States yet, but officials believe it may already be here. Two cases have been confirmed in the United Kingdom, which joined the US and European Union in issuing travel restrictions.

On Friday, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency and put a temporary halt on all elective surgeries in anticipation of hospitalizations.

Several countries including the U.S. are now restricting travel from Africa.

Never mind that like all northeastern U.S. states, the cold and flu season, and therefore the COVID season has started in New York regardless of the latest variant. Would they not be preparing or a surge in cases absent Omicron?

When the Delta variant swept through the U.S. during the summer months, the media was quick to blame not the weather, or the more contagious variant but vaccine-hesitant ‘deplorables’ in red states for its spread. They never bothered to mention the fact that high heat and humidity in many southern states drive people into the air-conditioned indoors. That begs the question– if and when a winter surge occurs, and the good people of the mainly blue northeastern states are driven inside due to the cold, will the fact of people spending more time indoors suddenly become relevant? Inquiring minds want to know.

If the short, yet well-chronicled history of the COVID pandemic teaches us anything, is that news of the Omicron variant will be exploited as a reason to administer (read sell) more vaccine doses. It will be used as justification for all sorts of limits to our freedoms, even as the Western world grows sick, not from COVID, but of things like vaccine mandates and COVID apartheid. All across the globe, people are taking to the streets against the quarantine of the non-sick, forced medical treatment, and general infringement of human rights in the name of fighting a disease that the vast majority of people who’ve contracted it have recovered from. The expert class has so undermined their credibility that many now simply tune them out, even if they happen to be right. Again, it must be said, there will always with this disease be an excuse for authoritarian behavior on the part of our leaders, many of whom have a caviler attitude towards the rights of others. This patronizing and oftentimes detrimental treatment will continue for as long as we let it.

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