Over the last week, the Omicron variant of COVID has been all the rage.
Travel bans have been put in place around the globe and one Democrat has even declared a state of emergency.
However, this all seems to be for naught, as the South African doctor who discovered the string is telling everyone to pump the brakes.
Not So Bad
At this point, most of the people that are getting COVID are barely suffering.
It is an assumption on my part, but I think it is safe to say that of the people that have not yet been vaccinated, the majority of them have probably had COVID and have active antibodies.
Point being, the mortality rate for COVID is way down, so it would have to be a strain that was wiping people out to really create some panic.
That does not appear to be the case, according to the doctor that discovered the strain.
This new strain may be more contagious simply due to its newness, but that appears to be about it.
Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a practicing doctor for 30 years who chairs the South African Medical Association (SAMA), stated, “Their symptoms were so different and so mild from those I had treated before.”
She continued, “It presents mild disease with symptoms being sore muscles and tiredness for a day or two not feeling well.
“So far, we have detected that those infected do not suffer the loss of taste or smell.
“They might have a slight cough. There are no prominent symptoms.
“Of those infected, some are currently being treated at home.”
The concern with this variant is the concern we have had from the outset, which is older patients with underlying symptoms.
Putting lockdown measures in place is a smart move, even if the variant proves to be nothing of concern in terms of mortality rate, but the fact is this administration made the move without any science to back it up.
Trump made the same move and was called a racist.
The difference now is that even though they have no data, the CDC and other COVID advisers are telling Biden to lock down travel out of caution, which was exactly why Trump ordered travel closed from China and later the UK.
We are going to need someone to explain to us why Joe Biden gets a pass on his order while Trump took so much heat during the early stages of the pandemic when we had no vaccine.