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The Omicron variant could help SARS-CoV-2 transform more quickly from a killer virus to an annual nuisance.
After almost two years of the global pandemic, this may be hard to imagine, but they really do exist – coronaviruses with which humans have lived reasonably well for decades, or even centuries. Researchers have long been familiar with more benign types such as OC43, 229E, NL63 and HKU1. They cause runny noses in children and mostly (but not always) harmless infections in adults.
And at what point does the pandemic transition to a more tolerable situation for people and economies – a situation the experts refer to as “endemic” status? That describes a state in which the virus no longer spreads in aggressive waves and is instead continuously present, but with lower prevalence.
The good news is that we might not be so far away from that point. Hajo Zeeb, a professor for epidemiology at the University of Bremen, says he “very much hopes” that that day will come as early as 2022.
I’ve ignored the push for vaccines that can’t ever stop transmission. Therefore natural immunity is the only real option for stopping transmission. Same as it ever was.
Tyra Grove Krause, the chief epidemiologist at Denmark’s State Serum Institute, said the new strain could ultimately help in the global battle against Covid-19.
She said: “Omicron will peak at the end of January, and in February we will see declining infection pressure and a decreasing pressure on the health care system.
Because the variant is milder and many people will be infected, it will provide a good level of immunity in populations.
“When it’s over, we’re in a better place than we were before,” she added.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) last month said a major new analysis showed people with Omicron are between 50 and 70% less likely to need hospital care.
Why is the media asking this question when it was known all along, from the get go, the vaccines can not, would not and will not impede transmission. And it was the media that pushed this idea onto the minds of the frightened masses. Frightened by the media of course
So let’s see..
- Media lied about vaccine’s ability to impede transmission
- Media coverage was intentionally undertaken to terrorize the masses
Yup, sounds about right!
‘People might mistakenly think the COVID-19 vaccines will completely block infection, but the shots are mainly designed to prevent severe illness, (and not even that is accurate!) says Louis Mansky, a virus researcher at the University of Minnesota.”
Where did people ‘mistakenly’ get this idea from? Other then the main stream media which is now singing from a different song book. Or from questionable alt media sites. Those that are still doing the same song and dance. Drunk or Otherwise. Because that idea was never presented here (or at my google censored site- see below relinked info from Oct 2020)
Covid cases are now falling in two-thirds of London’s neighbourhoods, MailOnline can reveal amid buoyed hopes that the Omicron wave is already slowing down after just a month.
Some 622 of 983 districts dotted across the capital saw their coronavirus infection rates drop last week, in a sign that the worst may already be over.
Infectious diseases experts are still confident that the capital’s outbreak is still slowing and may have already peaked, mirroring the same trend seen in South Africa
But this new research, published Sunday in the journal Viruses, found that Omicron may not be able to evade T-cells as easily, potentially allowing T-cells to help limit severe illness in those with the virus.
Research from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the University of Melbourne has revealed that T cells, one of the body’s key defences against COVID-19, are expected to be effective in mounting an immune response against Omicron despite its significantly higher mutations compared to previous variants of concern.
Despite being a preliminary study, we believe this is positive news,” Matthew Mckay, a professor from the University of Melbourne and co-lead of the research, said in a press release. “Even if Omicron, or some other variant for that matter, can potentially escape antibodies, a robust T cell response can still be expected to offer protection and help to prevent significant illness.”