A reader emailed this and I thought it was such a cogent summary of the insanity of the public health push for Omicron boosters that I asked him if I could run it in full:
Time to Take a Deep Breath and Think:
Stepping back and taking a deep breath, here is a different way of thinking about the new bivalent vaccines and mandates and other sorts of public policy issues (masking, schools, etc).
If Omicron was the first strain, and the consequences are what we are seeing now, would there be a rush to vaccinate everyone with a not even close to fully tested vaccine? I highly doubt it. Would there be hysteria about Omicron? I doubt it too. Might be handwringing amongst some, but I doubt hysteria.
Look how people are behaving now. For the most part, people are going about their lives as normal. I think the 2009 h1n1 was probably worse than Omicron. That also was bad for younger people and children. 80% of the deaths were below the age of 65. And nobody even blinked, there was no rush to vaccinate, and everyone went about their business as normal for the most part.
And yet, with the mildness of Omicron, we need to rush a not fully tested product to market, and some are trying to mandate vaccination with it again? I guess there is a lot of power to momentum, and a lot of power to pharmaceutical $ and their captured pals at the FDA, CDC and political class as well.
I go back to my point. If Omicron was the first strain, would we be rushing to vaccinate people against it with a much less than fully tested product? I doubt it.
FURTHER, now we know that the vaccines do not work as advertised, they might be dangerous both over the short term (myocarditis, etc) and long term (cancer, compromised immune systems, ADE and antigenic sin making those more susceptible to the virus, etc), and we know the virus in its current incarnation is incredibly mild and only dangerous for a small category of people (certainly not the young), and we are still going to go forward with new untested vaccines?
I don’t get it.
(MY OWN ADD: I am starting to believe that the number of people who take an Omicron booster will be very low - so low as to be yet another huge embarrassment for health authorities, governments, and the media. Think single digits for people under 50, if not older. That rejection will mark the true end of Covid.)