I just wish there was someone who we could trust to tell us the truth about the effect of the vaccines, without having to wait 50 years.
Remember when Fauci changed the estimate on how many vaccinated people it would take to end the pandemic based on more people getting vaccinated than he at first thought.
Yes, Biden insisted that transparency was vital for people to have confidence in the vaccines. Now his administration is doing everything it can to hide information. Why should anyone trust them?
While the numbers are small, the omicron variant appears to be an epidemic among the vaccinated. Reports are all the cases are generally mild whether vaccinated or not.
At this point the vaccines have no obvious benefit against Omicron. Why the push to vaccinate?
More than 40 people in the U.S. have been found to be infected with the omicron variant so far, and more than three-quarters of them had been vaccinated, the chief of the CDC said Wednesday. But she said nearly all of them were only mildly ill.
The original version of COVID was far more dangerous that the seasonal flu.
The omicron variant appears to be very mild, more like a cold. Even Fauci is acknowledging that possibility:
A COVID-19 variant that’s highly transmissible, but only causes mild cold symptoms would be the “best-case scenario,” according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). . .
“It would certainly help end the pandemic,” Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said. “It would relieve the COVID-related stress on the health care system and we wouldn’t have to create an entirely new vaccine. It would really change things.”
I don’t think we need boosters forever, but there are obvious huge interests in promoting and/or forcing that scenario.
Pfizer and Moderna could lose many billions of dollars if the Omicron variant turns out to be a cold that displaces the more-dangerous versions of COVID. Politicians would have no excuse for acting like dictators. The media would lose its scare headlines.
This could be an existential crisis for a huge segment of the country.