And could blow over in weeks!
As of this writing, Dec.04/21, there HAS NOT been a single death linked to this virus. Though it’s in many nations globally and there are thousands upon thousands of cases. Not one death.
This latest info FURTHER VALIDATES the original claims regarding Omicron.
Omicron Covid as not led to any recorded deaths, the World Health Organisation has said.
In England there are 104 confirmed cases (and undoubtedly many more unconfirmed- when one considers the mildness/lack of symptoms from this virus)
In the UK none of the cases are known to have been hospitalised,
The Omicron variant has been detected in at least 38 countries but no deaths have yet been reported
The WHO has warned it could take weeks to determine how infectious the variant is.
Which allows for the media to engage in hystrionics (exaggerated dramatic behavior designed to attract attention.)
While preliminary data suggests that omicron is highly transmissible, many infections have presented less severe symptoms, or, reportedly, no symptoms at all.
From Covid curse to blessing: Coronavirus experts relief grows as ‘extremely mild’ Omicron variant rapidly exterminates much more deadly Delta mutation
Delta wasn’t all that deadly from my understanding- I would think the vaccine played a role in delta deaths.
Excitement is growing among Coronavirus experts in Southern Africa and around the world as it increasingly seems that the new Omicron variant is rapidly replacing the much more deadly Delta mutation.
Experts are so ecstatic because it seems more and more that the Omicron variant is much more contagious and dominant than Delta, but also much milder and less deadly.
Delta displacement in full swing
Infections in South Africa have started to rise rapidly in recent days, a sign that displacement of the lethal Delta variant is in full swing, according to Adrian Puren, the acting executive director of South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).
“What will outcompete Delta? That has always been the question, in terms of transmissibility at least, … perhaps this particular variant is the variant,” Puren told Reuters in an interview earlier this week.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said there is early evidence to suggest Omicron has an “increased risk of reinfection” and its rapid spread in South Africa suggests it has a “growth advantage” compared to Delta.
Therefore, virologist Marc van Ranst pointed out that “if the omicron variant is less pathogenic but with greater infectivity, allowing Omicron to replace Delta, this would be very positive.”
In fact, Omicron could turn out to be “a storm in a teacup” and may blow over within a few weeks, according to a former head of the British government’s vaccine task force.
Clive Dix said that, if the new variant did turn out to be milder but more infectious than Delta, it would be worth easing travel restrictions so to let the milder Omicron mutation spread further.
He told UK newspaper he is “pretty calm and not really worried” about the new variant, adding that “if we look at all the facts that we know so far, none of them are heading in the direction of being a super concern.”
I can well imagine there are many persons, exploiting profiteering corporations and the grossly exaggerating, obfuscating media that never want their fear ride to meet it’s end.