Welcome To Omicron

As if we weren’t weary of COVID already, it appears that a more deadly variant is already spreading across the world. Starting in South Africa, the Omicron variant has now spread to Australia, Austria, the UK, Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Israel. And of course, you can’t get a word in edgewise about COVID in this country without Anthony Fauci weighing in on his latest take, even though he has basically lost most of his credibility on the subject.

The Omicron variant is supposed to be a lot more contagious than even the Delta variant, and is more susceptible to younger people, who until now have had relatively few problems dealing with the disease.

The State of New York has ordered a state of emergency, and is preparing to shut down in hopes of avoiding another prolonged COVID attack like the one the original variant swept through. Meanwhile, others are talking about more lockdowns, mandates, and social distancing when most Americans are fed up with it and just want to get back to a normal holiday schedule.

In his element, Fauci has addressed the situation, saying he’s convinced that the Omicron variant is already in the United States, and will most likely be spreading around the country at any moment. In China, they have announced they are going to clamp down on all travel for a while because of Omicron, and say that there is a “real possibility of a colossal outbreak” there.

Apparently, the vaccines that you may have already gotten to combat COVID, apparently aren’t doing much to stop Omicron, though Moderna has said they hope that their booster shot which is already on the market will very soon have the ability to stop the Omicron variant. I don’t think we’ve heard anything from Pfizer yet on what they are planning.

So, it looks as if this pandemic is going to be around for a while. That means, Joe Biden will have something to blame his ineptitude on for at least another year or so. And we may end up going back to the days of lockdowns, shutdowns, and a lousy economy…worse than the one we currently have.

The good news is, if we shut the borders, we won’t be besieged by the hordes from Guatemala and El Salvador! But that’s not enough to make me feel any better.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

18 thoughts on “Welcome To Omicron

  1. In our toxic environment, no matter what Trump did with respect to Covid, it was the wrong thing. But I would argue that in the early stages, Trump did all the right things. He wouldn’t respond until he had some idea about what Covid was, and its potential impact on a society/economy as large as ours. I will admit that I think he relied too heavily on only one point of view (Fauci’s) — and for the life of me, I don’t understand why Fauci has any credibility with anyone at this point. Meanwhile, physicians from South Africa are saying that this new variant is a nothing burger. But here’s the problem: who do we (at this point) believe? Insofar as anything the government tells me, I’ve become a doubting Thomas. I did get the Moderna vaccines, I probably won’t get their booster.

    I agree with you: Covid will be around for a while. Why? Because it works to the government’s advantage. I do not believe there is any time in our history when the government didn’t manipulate public opinion for its own purposes.

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    1. Once again, so well thought out and explained! Fauci has long ago lost all credibility. He’s an 80 year old still clinging to the hope of fame. My only problem with Trump’s job with COVID was his incessant ability to want to hog the microphone and “thank” everybody that was “helping”. Should have left that to Pence. His two hour ramblings turned me off the whole daily briefing thing. A body can only take so much!

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  2. Shouldn’t this be a “Welcome to the Nu variant” (except that Democrats who can’t spell would just assume that you are saying “new”)? Or shouldn’t this be a “Welcome to the Xi variant” (except that it might earn us the ire of the Chinese leader)?

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  3. I wouldn’t worry about it much, same as I haven’t worried about Covid much up to this point. It’s safe to assume that government mandated travel will be in our near future, but it’s likely to be in a crowded train car. Don’t live in fear, or give up your rights as a FREE American.

    They are working their way up to the ‘Zion’ variant. You heard it here first.

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    1. Wait a minute, Fifth…they’ve been using the Greek alphabet to name the variants so far. How does “Zion” fit into the Greek? Oh, and I’m not giving up my rights as a FREE American. I refuse to go to Vegas again until they get rid of the silly mask mandate in Nevada.

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      1. They are going to use up all of the Greek alphabet variants then have to switch the naming convention. Zion may not actually become a variant, but through decades of conditioning us to be comfortable breaking society down into protected groups, I anticipate that’s how they will go after the last holdouts. Don’t be shocked when you start to hear ‘unvaccinated Jew/Black/Gay’.

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      2. Thank you.
        Try to check in from time to time. This is a new project, but it should get interesting as time goes on. Hoping to ‘burn’ some fiat currency soon in an effort to keep it out of the Governments hands, as part of our year end tax evasion strategy!

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  4. The initial reports to date suggest that the new varient is less deadly but more transmissable which would be a good thing according to some health officials as this could mean herd immunity without large death tolls. Time will tell.

    It would be pleasant if msm stopped trying to turn everything to do with this virus into a divisive fear campaign.

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    1. So agree with you Mick! However, if they stop making this into the world’s worst illness, then they lose the narrative that we have to give up our freedoms, and bow to their mandates. It’s still an individual’s choice!

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  5. Wonderful post! I really enjoyed reading it and listening to your thoughts about this new variant. I have also recently published an article on my blog about Omicron. However, mine was very much a criticism of the media coverage on the new variant which I have found really disappointing. I would be really interested to hear your thoughts on my article if you get the chance! Thank you and take care 🙂

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