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!