A six-tweet thread from a South African engineer sums up the apparent state of play: Omicron appears more contagious but far milder than earlier strains of Covid.
South African physicians and hospitals have leaned in this direction all along. But now we have close to three weeks of data and they are saying so with increasing certainty. The lag from symptoms to severe disease is about a week. If large numbers of patients were going to progress to hospitalization or intensive care, they almost surely would have done so by now.
Perhaps one more week and we will know for sure, but at this point it would be a stunning reversal if Omicron were NEARLY as dangerous as earlier strains. And the Omicron’s mildness is not because South Africa is highly vaccinated; only about 1 in 4 South Africans is fully vaccinated.
What has not yet been said - and will surely NOT be by the media - is that assuming this data holds, Omicron’s emergence should end any and all vaccination efforts with the mRNA or DNA/AAV vaccines. Their risk profile has been steadily worsening - one has yet coherently explained the synchronized rise in all-cause mortality in highly vaccinated countries. The Netherlands saw all-cause mortality 41 percent above normal (yes, 41 percent) in its most recent week of data. Only one of five of those deaths was Covid related.
Giving these vaccines for a virus that appears to be becoming a cold for most people is horrendously bad public policy. Especially since the vaccines don’t appear to work very well against Omicron in any case.
All that’s left now is to track the mess from the vaccines. Let’s hope it’s temporary.
Is omicron the eye of the storm?
I want to be optimistic, but the powermongering elite are not just going to let go of the control they have gained.
Beware the next lab leak.
Yeah didn’t they say this exact same thing about delta?
I’ve been optimistic a few times during this. Double masking is jumping the shark! People will wake up. They didn’t. Same for breakthrough infections, the cdc admitting vaccines don’t stop prevention, second dose sickness, the IFR being so much lower than expected....none of it made a difference. The propaganda machine churned on. All that good news was buried and lies were believed.
I’m a naturally optimistic person so this isn’t like me but I just don’t see omicron ending this. The media will just lie again and people will believe it.
Everyone I know is getting boosters. I’ve never been this pessimistic in my life. I just don’t see how it’ll all end. I’ve spoken up, defied mandates, written letters, gone to protests and nothing has helped.
I probably need to sell my house and leave Oregon right? It’s so fucking sad. I’m from a working class family, lived in apartments my whole life, but I worked hard and saved and bought a sweet little house in a great neighborhood. I don’t want to leave, I love the mountains and the rivers and the forests, but I don’t know what else to do.
Fuck. Sorry. This is tmi I know. If someone out there feels realistically optimistic I’d love to hear it.
The conclusion that this will end tyranny is logical and based in science. It's ridiculous to think either logical or science have any power right now.
I doubt Fauci, the medical complex or the current administration will stop their push for everyone to be vaccinated If this was about health care and science they would never have started vaccinating children. There is another agenda, e.g. control of the masses through medical tyranny, that is driving this. It has take. These evil forces twenty years to li d this up, they are not going to let a little thing like truth or real observable scientific truth get in the way.
Imagine that. The world economy destroyed, children marred forever, lost count of actual flu stats, vaccines have been changed forever and America has shown a great weakness to the world. Thanks China and Trump haters, was it really worth it? BTW you destroyed the democratic party for a longggg time.
Now if only we could get half my family on team reality. They refuse to meet with us for Christmas since we won’t get our kid vaxxed. They are terrified of the omicron variant. At least it means we have less events this Christmas, lol. Thankfully the family we are closest with have been living life like normal since may 2020
$78 billion more to flatten the curve.
Looks like we are going to find out if the last two years has really been about public health and saving lives, or something else like maybe a new world order or something like that.
"Omicron appears more contagious but far milder than earlier strains of Covid."
This is what evolutionary theory would predict. Only a science denier would deny it!
The virus will evolve to kill less people so it can spread further and survive.
I want so badly for this to be true. I'm 9 weeks pregnant at age 38 with my first child, and in a larger body and unjabbed. This would be a blessing.
Alec Baldwin has killed more people than Omicron
I've been living my life like it's 2019 since March 2020.
this data is why Pfizer has gone into overdrive last few days, lying their ass off that the 3rd shot, the 4th shot, the Nth shot is needed to control Omicron.
If this is the true state of the virus, then its progression might be following that of the 1918 flu. It lasted about two years, and we are at about that time in this one.
On the other hand, Geert Vanden Bosche predicts further variants arising from vaccine-induced mutations to the Omicron variant. He has been accurate so far in his predictions. Hopefully, he will be wrong this time.
By every account, omicron causes mild cold symptoms and no death. Omicron is the attenuated (weakened, live) virus vaccine we've been waiting for. Omicron is the better vaccine for acquiring robust and durable natural immunity without much risk.
We should be watching for friends and extended family who catch omicron and immediately organize omicron parties to spread it quickly among everyone --- vaccinated and unvaccinated alike, especially children, if they have not yet recovered to acquire natural immunity.
Too analytical and public health oriented Alex. The power elite hasn't bothered with either of those things for 21 months, and a good majority of people still believe the propaganda. No way they are giving up now. It will take a fight to end the scamdemic.
Although this is good news, I wouldn't hold my breath. Despite any and all good news in the last 2 years, the official narrative has not changed: 1) that Covid is a deadly plague for ALL ages, 2) the RNA vaccines are the only salvation.
There are about 50% of the populace that are total stupid sheep. Like livestock, they will never stop unless the powers to be decide to change the official narrative.
How to stretch this plandemic to November 2024? That is the question plaguing the basement-dwelling globalist Great Rest social planners noting the plummeting "likes" for American Democrats and the growing probability that Americans will again be the country to turn the tide of a great war back to democracy, freedom and liberty.
I don't think many realize that we are fighting WW-III right now, and COVID has always been just another nuclear weapon where the fallout continues to dismantle humanity as it existed before.
I was at brunch with 9 other people today. Most, if not all, know that I have not gotten the not-a-vaccine. However, one of the more vocal of the group decided to spout off about everyone should be getting the not-a-vaccine and the boosters and are putting their lives in danger. Others agreed. I was at the other end of the table and stayed silent because we've had this discussion before and it's not worth trying to explain my reasoning. He especially just talks over me and shoots me down. If he tries again, maybe I'll ask him if he thinks his 300+ plus weight is healthy.
There are going to be some seriously disappointed people when this virus blows over and I'm not talking about just Falsi and his ilk.
Great information we would NEVER have access to if not for Alex Berenson. Sounds like Alex is a great candidate for a legitimate Nobel Peace Prize. Thank you Mr. Berenson!
This is great news, which can go either way (1) The whole charade collapses, life reverts to 'normal' but where is the jail capacity to lock up all the fear-porn merchants?, (2) The ruling elite double down on their incessant studipily as they have invested a lot in getting the vaxed their 'passports' - they still need 100% jabbed so they get the passports as it's a requirement for the Social Credit System. I sincerely hope it's Option (1)..........
Just listened to the Steve Kirsch interview wt Robert Malone and the topic of Omicron came up. There is a thought it may have been released by someone with good intentions.
And the media and the vaccine obsessed will say "SEE! The vaccine is working! Symptoms are mild in vaccinated individuals!".
I've had multiple friends and family who are vaccinated recently catch covid, go through the common symptoms and express "thanks to the vaccine, my symptoms aren't terrible and I'm not dying". I try to kindly remind them that this is how COVID was before the vaccines for the vast majority of people.
These people are nuts. It’s in US and in the vax more than anyone. It’s called ADE or the like. Why would anyone at this point keep jacking that shit in their body. Time to start a war if we are made to do that. I’m serious.
You know better. What is the recourse and how do we get the government, and big Pharma to admit that vaccines are causing higher than normal all-cause mortality?
This is a huge liability that people must be able to use against the corporate killers.
This SHOULD be the optimistic and feel good news that heralds us into the holiday season but I fear it will dwindle and go the way of other sound and logical data. I want to be hopeful. I really do but I have a crushing feeling that the Build Back Better Billionaires have other ideas. Too many freedoms have been taken away. Too many lives have been ruined. Too much control has been exerted and too much has gone unchallenged. A line has been crossed - globally. And you don’t come back from the same way you went in. My only question is where do we go from here and what lies behind the curtain?
So I just watched the Sex and the City reboot, which expressly is set in a post covid world, with my wife and when Mr.Big had a heart attack after riding his Peleton bike hard, guess what I thought of? Especially since they also have another character who mentions in passing that she is feeling out of it after her booster. Am I too hopefully that the writers were trying to communicate something lol?
41%?! Any way to find out what the 4 out of 5 deaths that weren’t attributed to COVID were? I’d be willing to bet a large portion of them are cardiac-related …
The Survival Rate is still way to high you must get your booster shot at all costs. Regardless of the outcome. Have a very Merry communist Christmas.
There is good news folks. The FDA said they will release their covid data in 75 years. So please go out and get the jabs. Make sure to your 5 year old vaxxed too. To help slow the spread. Just two more weeks. We’re all in this together. The government is looking out for our best interests.
Oddly enough, I had been saying this to friends and family last week. It was great news, less lethal more transmissible variant taking over in normal mutation replacing the last one.
It is not going to stop them trying to force the death jab though.
My littlest grandson just tested positive yesterday. Funny, he’s healthy than he’s been in last year cause of mask. He’s not sick at all. I’m his grandmother who he lives with. Totally against vax cause they injured me 12 years ago. I’m I’m good meds that I trust (we all know what I’m talking about). This shit needs to stop now and this above 50 lady will prove that once again.
Also, Omicron did NOT start in South Africa. It was in Scotland and Europe before SA did the work on it. Norway (oslo) has three super-spreader events all in vaccinated and say they can't control it. It got into Botswana courtesy of four fully vaccinated diplomats, and has spread to 57 countries courtesy of vaccinated people in airplanes.
And... I smell a rat.
One can only hope this is the end. But so far this is what I've seen from "experts" and "leaders" since Omicron made it's debut is literally this: "Omicron likely evades the vaccine, so get more vaccines!"
Not that it's the first nonsensical edict since this mess started, but they are increasingly and glaringly illogical, and people seem to still follow the Fauci. Er. "Science."
Anyone here quietly holding PFE, MRNA, AZN, JNJ, GILD, BNTX, and/or NVAX might think about selling NOW. The tertiary stocks: Adobe, Zoom, delivery services etc. will be fine. New spending and lifestyle patterns have emerged. The truth is - we don't need jabs. Hold the line my good friends.
A cynical person would say they fired all of the healthcare workers who wouldn’t get vaccinated To create the very scenario we now have, some overcrowded hospitals because doctors, nurses and other staff, last year’s heroes were quitting,
Rather than get jabbed for a disease they already had and for which they now have immunity.
Oh yeah - if I've learned anything the past 2 years it's that global health authorities will respond appropriately to conditions on the ground.
Worldwide Tyranny has fallen short of victory thus the vaccines will not end. The answer to ending USA tyranny is the TENTH ADMENDMENT.
Everyone has been grilled to believe in the shit. Del Bigtree is right. I favor DR Meryl Nass. Either way- they know what’s going on. RFK Jr is the bomb and many say he’s crazy. Well I was injured and because of that I’m now crazy too. I don’t care. I know the real deal. Lived it been there. Everyone needs to wake up and save the next generation from these psychopaths
We know Omicron is milder and can present like a cold. Do not doubt that Fauci/Collis/Gates will look to release another virus. Dems will never let Covid end in 2021 due to the midterms. They are evil.
i gotta admit. i've given in to despair. when john ioannidis said the ifr was roughly 0.25%, give or take, i genuinely thought ok we're done. everyone is gonna breathe a huge sigh of relief and come to their senses. alas, that was not to be. since then, we've had numerous studies on the failures of lockdown and school closures. dozens of crt on masks, showing how ineffective they are. it's like screaming into the wind. the powers that be don't care about data, or studies, or science. and a majority are still so controlled by them that they are willing to risk their own kids. so while i am grateful for the likes of kirsch and berenson and others, i am no longer optimistic we will ever leave this madness. the powers that be took too much money and power from this to give it up. perhaps the deepest reason why they will never give this up is they also just get off on jerking the rest of us around
Thank you Alex, please keep doing what you're doing. It is almost impossible to get these types of stories in Australia and our mandates just keep getting worse!
This could be an unmitigated disaster for the world…the world of big pharma, that is!
I wonder what the malignant troll that heads up the NIAID will come up with now. I’m pretty sure it will be well thought out and of course based on science.
Dang just got my 2022 Pfizer calender with monthly booster shots all filled in.
Thank you for the post, Alex. In my heart, I really want this to be true. Rationally thinking though, I do not think this will be the end because it's not about Covid anymore. The bureaucrats and politicians are too far in the mess they created and they will never admit that they made a mistake. The only option for them is to keep going and "eliminate the control group" ...
In Austria people who refuse the vaccines will possibly get sentenced to jail eventually (if they do not pay the fines associated with the refusal). In Germany soon something very similar will play out as well. In Australia people are sent to Covid camps against their will (even if they test negative, but they were "exposed" to Covid). In Canada, unvaccinated people are not able to even travel by train, plane, or ship. They literally can not leave their own country (not even mentioning all domestic vaccine passport measurements).
I might be negative about this, but I do not see why governments suddenly would give back to people all their freedoms, and why politicians would give up their power of making any decisions they want without any opposition (emergency period). Once they stop, they will be accountable for all decisions they made which costed many many lives.. Are they going to take responsibility for that? I do not think so. They have blood on their hands. The only option left: keep going until they can..
Eventually the "machine will break" because it is not a sustainable way of governing, but until that a lot of worse things can go down.
Again, I truly hope that your prediction will play out. But I rather take these news with a grain of salt, so in case of tripping I do not hit myself too hard :) .
By the way, Pandemia is fantastic. Thank you very much for putting all the work and write such a well detailed and incredible book. I can only recommend it to everyone who hasn't bought it yet.
This is precisely why the UK has brought in new restrictions. They want to slow the spread of Omicron... Not to save lives, but to get as many people taking their boosters as possible, before they begin to realise they've been had.
Alex, this is good tangible information that most people can understand. Thanks for posting. We should share this wide and re-share it often.
Now I have to return all my rhinestone studded masks I bought my fellow Hall Monitors for non-denominational, Winter Solstice, outdoor, safe-distanced, Festivus.
I THOUGHT THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A PANDIEA.
(Or however the hell you spell it.)