Omicron is not much of a threat

The South African doctor who first alerted authorities to the presence of the COVID-19 omicron variant reported that it presents “unusual but mild” symptoms. 

Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a board member of the South African Medical Association, first noticed otherwise healthy patients demonstrating unusual symptoms on Nov. 18. 

“Their symptoms were so different and so mild from those I had treated before,” Coetzee told The Telegraph

FILE PHOTO: A child reacts while receiving a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Smoketown Family Wellness Center in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., November 8, 2021. REUTERS/Jon Cherry/File Photo 

FILE PHOTO: A child reacts while receiving a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Smoketown Family Wellness Center in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., November 8, 2021. REUTERS/Jon Cherry/File Photo 

“It presents mild disease with symptoms being sore muscles and tiredness for a day or two not feeling well,” Coetzee explained. “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.”

BIDEN PROMISED TO ‘SHUT DOWN’ COVID, BUT OMICRON VARIANT POSES NEW CHALLENGE FOR ADMIN

Coetzee reported around two dozen of her patients that tested positive for the coronavirus and displayed these new symptoms. She alerted officials to the possibility of a new variant, which the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday designated the omicron variant. 

People lineup to get on an overseas flight at OR Tambo’s airport in Johannesburg, South Africa’, Friday Nov. 26, 2021. A slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa on Friday in reaction to news of a new, potentially more transmissible COVID-19 variant that has been detected in South Africa. Scientists say  it is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province.

People lineup to get on an overseas flight at OR Tambo’s airport in Johannesburg, South Africa’, Friday Nov. 26, 2021. A slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa on Friday in reaction to news of a new, potentially more transmissible COVID-19 variant that has been detected in South Africa. Scientists say  it is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Most of the patients were men who reported “feeling so tired,” and half of them were unvaccinated. The patients comprised a range of ages and ethnicities. 

COVID-19 OMICRON VARIANT: HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW

Coetzee started briefing other African medical associations on Saturday, discussing the variety of symptoms, such as “one very interesting case” of a six-year-old child with a fever and “very high pulse rate.” 

“What we have to worry about now is that when older, unvaccinated people are infected with the new variant, and if they are not vaccinated, we are going to see many people with a severe [form of the] disease,” Coetzee said.

NO CASES OF COVID-19 OMICRON VARIANT IDENTIFIED YET IN US, CDC SAYS

So far, the hospitals are not yet overburdened. 

Comment:  Dan Bongino today screamed on Fox and Friends “For God’s sake calm down! ”  How wise that was.  pl

https://www.foxnews.com/health/south-african-doctor-omicron-variant-symptoms-unusual-mild

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39 Responses to Omicron is not much of a threat

  1. walrus says:

    Such a development – a highly transmissible but relatively mild variant of Covid 19 displacing more virulent variants, if indeed that is what Omicron turns out to be, would be consistent with current viral evolutionary theory.

    A virus that kills or incapacitates it’s host doesn’t spread and reproduce as well as one that is virtually benign.

  2. Fred says:

    Terrorist Darrell Brooks killed 6 and injured more than forty. This new (don’t you dare call it Xi) variant news broadcast planet wide, along with a not racist travel ban (see Biden’s comments during the campaign, but not the one about Rittnhouse) affecting those Africa nations telling Pfizer they weren’t going to use their vaccinejust days earlier, wouldn’t have been declared a crisis by the “experts” of Imperial College London, the institution that gave us the fraudulent modeling by the fornicating fabricator who violated the lockdowns that were based of that PhD level mathematics, as a means to change “The narrative”, would it?

  3. Deap says:

    Democrats weaponized flu season for political gain.

  4. Deap says:

    A Plague Upon Our House – author Dr Scott Atlas.

    Atlas was an health policy advisor Trump brought later in 2020, in after it was obvious Fauci and Birx were sabotaging covid policy for Democrat political gain – Atlas writes about his experiences formulating a national covid response from inside the White House.

    Media and Democrat covid hysteria made sure Atlas quickly got canceled, and was driven out of any further role guiding or critiquing in national covid policy. Should be a very good read.

    History, transparency and accumulating data over time will tell the final covid story. Here is a start:

    https://noqreport.com/2021/11/27/a-president-betrayed-by-bureaucrats-scott-atlass-masterpiece-on-the-covid-disaster/

  5. English Outsider says:

    Fred – give you my word, that “fornicating fabricator” was innocent as a new born babe! He broke no lockdown rules! His mistress came to him, breaking any amount of lockdown rules in her consuming passion. But he didn’t.

    Do any of us police the conduct of our mistresses? Are we living in some mediaeval society in which the man is responsible for a woman’s conduct?

    I’m surprised the woke didn’t take up her cause. Here is an independent woman, minding her own business and breaking or not breaking rules as she pleased. And Ferguson was supposed to act all patriarchal and take it upon himself to supervise her behaviour?

    To put it in context, imagine a friend of yours dropped round for a drink. And it became apparent he’d broken the speed limit driving to your house. Would you grass him up? Would you turn him away from your door in righteous indignation?

    Of course not. You’d mind your own business and expect him to mind his. And pour him a drink. You are not your brother’s keeper and neither was Ferguson his mistress’s.

    Odd business, taken in the round. Ferguson didn’t look like the sort of man his mistress would crawl over broken glass to get to. But that again is her business, and who are we to enquire into affairs of the heart?

    • Fred says:

      English,

      The woman did it! (A story as old as humanity). Contact tracing, whah? BTW your math doesn’t add up, but then neither did Ferguson’s. Enjoy what’s left of your freedom, while you still can.

    • Deap says:

      Ferguson’s paramour’s Staats connection to AVAAZ –a director of this global activist organization of very dubious funding and causes — was a very disturbing connection when the two of them triggered this covid mess.

      This unholy alliance between Ferguson, Imperial College of Medicine and AVAAZ needs further investigation.

  6. BillWade says:

    Omicron or Moronic. They are laughing at us, no?

    Speaking of screaming, my wife had on NBC as football was interrupting her normal local news, it really seemed like the tv was screaming at me:

    SCIENTISTS SCRAMBLING, BORDERS SHUTTING DOWN, 33 VARIANTS, MUTATIONS GALORE!!!

  7. Deap says:

    Local investigator Robt Eringer reports on Covid Chicanery – claims he has background with the IC – anyone who can vouch for him?

    http://www.clubhouseonwheels.com/2021/11/covid-chicanery.html

  8. Barbara Ann says:

    Reports of the latest Omniphobia variant (which is harmless and thus in a past age would be entirely un-newsworthy) are precisely the reason I have ceased participating in the voluntary mass delusion known as following the news. I simply cannot watch/listen to news programs any more and have resolved to re-engage only when the plague propaganda has gone.

    What I would watch is a good parody of the permafear machine which calls itself “The News”, but where are they? To me, the almost total absence of satirical attacks on the masochistic paranoia-fest – one in which the press is 100% complicit – is the most worrying aspect of the post 2019 period of insanity. Was this how it ended for the Roman empire, with a widespread psychological collapse presaging the civilizational one?

  9. Aletheia in Athens says:

    Well, we have already where to go, this people, who were sent the SOFs by Macron to fight them, achieved that the petit fuhrer in Élysée backpedaled and suspended impossition of “Nazi Pass” until December 31st…I will be considering moving to Guadalupe…Such ambiance and courage my nationals have not…

    https://twitter.com/MichaelPSenger/status/1464683267035066369

    It is obvious that those who once were salves, even whne only through previous generations, were the first ones in recognizing its return…

    Hence Africa, where Covid has not been a scourge by any streight of imagination, resist.

    The government of South Africa had refuse buying more vacciners alleging they have already enough…They are besides stating that what they who manage all this name “new variant of concern” or “Omicron” produce only mild symptoms…
    We recall what happened to Magufuli of Tanzania and the other president of other African country…who refused vaccinate their population.

  10. Aletheia in Athens says:

    If the new Omicron variant is not even 3 days old and surges in South Africa, how is it that the tests carried out in Europe already know which variant it is when they have not yet been able to isolate the original Covid-19?

    A question all the governments involved will refuse to answer…

    There is nobody who can swallow such a milestone..and those who swallow are the meanest and most cowardly a woman could anytime give birth…
    Ascopena…

    • walrus says:

      The “original” Covid 19 was successfully first grown by the Victorian infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory in either January or February 2019, I forget which. They provided growiing samples to the rest of the worlds laboratories outside Russia and China. I attended a lecture on the subject by the head of that laboratory and a member of the WHO taskforce on March 6 2019 and reported it to SST.

      PCR tests already show we have cases of Omicron in Australia via a Qatar airways flight three days ago.

      What we don’t know about yet is virulence, lethality and current vaccine effectiveness. If I hear any first hand information i will share it.

      No suggestion of lockdowns, etc. “yet”.

      • Fred says:

        Wow, not China after all. Your fellow Australians did it! PCR tests now tell you the variant, which didn’t exist at all until days ago? Ah the marvels of “science”. LOL.

      • jld says:

        “PCR tests already show we have cases of Omicron”

        Hemmm… HOW are PCR tests tuned to any “variants”, they just give a positive/negative result.
        As for the virulence and lethality the very “discoverer” of the Omicron has a qualified opinion:
        https://twitter.com/LD_Sceptics/status/1464951521515294727

      • Aletheia in Athens says:

        Uh! What a casuality that it was the state of Victoria, where the nazi regime is being implemented in full for the rest to be scared that it is the only one who have the samples isolated….
        How to trust that nazi government heades by Young Global Leaders of Davos, like it is also the case of foreced smile Jacinda Arden…

        Anyway, your samples may have recahes only the Fie Eyes Alliance, since under request by several medical and lawyers associations in defense of human rights, the Spanish Health Ministry answered they have not any SarsCov-2 sample isolated from a human tissue, which would be what will prove the infection in the first place, as it was the custom in previous to the pandemic science standars now turned inside down by the usual flooded by conflict interests individuals…

        Can you explain how the Ómicron variant entered in Australia if you are under lockdown there?

        For not knowing its virulence and leathlity, the usual media and “experts” under already known payement by Gates, balckRock, Vagurad and Big Pharma, are already stating around here that the continuos strokes, sudden deaths and cardiac arrests we are witnessinf amongst young people and sports stars in the playgrounds are dyue this “dangerous varaint…

        They are lying all the way and you know it, walrus, increasingly more vaccinated people die and are watching thei relatives and friends die, the truthe is out there…

  11. Deap says:

    Breaking news from Babylon Bee*:

    WUHAN—Thousands gathered outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology with faces of anxious anticipation over the weekend, as rumors had been circulating that a new COVID-19 variant would soon be named.

    The hopeful pilgrims’ hours of waiting were not in vain. Cheers erupted as white smoke began pouring out of the chimney early Sunday morning, signaling the creation and naming of a new COVID-19 variant.

    *Satire website

  12. Aletheia in Athens says:

    Now, they are saying that the symptoms produced by the “Ómicron” variant are those precisely were mounting becuase of the “vaccines”…Now they say strokes and cardiac arrests are produced by their new variant the SouthAfrican authorities ( who i believe ten time more, since have nothing to gain and nuch to lose stating that…) state4 produce but mild symptoms.

    They are using this new fairytale to cover for the more than evident “vaccine” seriosu damage and incomong demands.

    Take into account that the contracts have been leaked already and in them the Big Pharma companies state they can not asure neither effectivity nor have any idea on short, medium and long term side effects.

    BTW, that as a result of their announcement of the new variant, which was simultaneous to the refusal by the SouthAfrican government to buy more vaccines, not only South African air space was de facto closed from outside, but also the stock market sunk, while, guess who got record earnings…yeah Pfizer and Moderna got a rise of 20%…Black Friday for you only…

    https://twitter.com/crismartinj/status/1464324098738343942

  13. Aletheia in Athens says:

    Some people are wondering why they jump several letters from the Greek alphabet to name this “new varant of concern”, some stated it was to avoid Xi, which could relate to Chinese SG of CC of theCCP.

    Well, no, it seems that, as long as they have achieved laughing at us in suche grade and turning many of us into such gregarious pack of low lives going willingly towards full slavery, they decided to go further and name this “variant” with the name of an Italian film “Omicron”, from 1964, which was a parody of the capitalist society…

    Recall they love sliding clues and signs…recall The Economist front pages…

    OMICRON

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJUk8azj4dw

  14. Deap says:

    Might be time to take another look at the controversial Dr David Martin’s book in which he claims there are no new “variants” of the covid virus – only different parts of the same genetic chain, being sliced off and touted as a perpetually newly mutated organism.

    The following is in no way an endorsement of Dr Martin nor his proposals – just more challenges to be added to this very murky command and control topic known as “covid”
    and consideration of what he sets out in his book: “The Fauci/ COVID-19 Dossier.”

    …..”Dr. David E. Martin, director/creator of M-CAM, has completed extensive investigations on the SARS coronavirus”, the patenting of, and suspected chimeric weaponization activities — as gain of function” of biogenic materials. Dr. Martin and M- CAM provides international services with intelligence reports to governments and investors.

    He has followed Dr. Fauci since 1999. Dr. Martin released the ” Fauci/ COVID- 19 Dossier” to the public in January of 2021 , “for the sake of humanity” he says. ” The Fauci/ COVID- 19 Dossier” contains substantial business referenced documentation of funding, collaboration, patents, grants, partners, and the lead- up to the Wuhan Lab incident. It’s been sent to the US AG Bill Barr (6/20), and to several State
    AGs.

    The Dossier will speak for itself. Dr. Martin encourages everyone who examines it to bring it before the authorities. There is also the CoronaVirus Investigative Committee in Germany. Rinner Fullmich with an international group of lawyers are addressing the fraud that has occurred. There are 100s of other organizations that are on the march to expose the truth, and growing.

    The full narrative of what has occurred is being revealed. You can follow an introduction to this subject matter and the Dossier by Dr. Martin at: www. ivemedia. org/ law
    Much of Dr. Martin’ s material on the Pandemic is still on youtube. ………”

  15. Deap says:

    The Omicron variant has done one thing for sure: It has wildly increased Fauci’s megalomania.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/11/the_omicron_covid_variant_magically_increases_faucis_megalomania.html

  16. Jim says:

    Attorney Francis Boyle: more than 1 million in USA “murdered by COVID-19”

    “I think the number of Americans who have been killed, murdered by COVID-19, is well over a million,” he said. This relates to failing to properly treat those that contracted the disease, banning treatments that work, and then creating “vaccines” that injure, maim and kill, ongoing, and continuing.

    He was recently interviewed by among the most censored medical doctor in history, Joseph Mercola, MD, who has pointed out all the lies and deceptions from day one of this crime still in progress. This information published this morning online.

    On the covid death shots, “Here we have a blatant, obvious violation of the Nuremberg Code on Medical Experimentation, which is a Nuremberg crime that the United States government prosecuted Nazi doctors for, and executed some for,” Boyle said.

    “In the Nuremberg Charter judgment and principles, ‘a crime against humanity’ is defined in part as ‘murder, extermination or other inhumane acts committed against a civilian population.’ That’s what’s going on right now against the American population.

    “And I should point out that provision, ‘crime against humanity,’ was put in there to deal precisely and exactly with the Nazi persecution of German Jewish citizens. That’s exactly what the Biden administration today is doing to all American citizens — a crime against humanity as defined by the Nuremberg Charter, Judgment, and Principles”

    Boyle says the corrupt DOJ and corrupt US judges, with life appointments, cannot be relied to bring justice, therefore, citizens must petition their state attorney generals and regional district attorneys in the 50 states. And it is well within states rights to bring charges and prosecute and convict.

    “We cannot rely on the federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court,” Boyle said.

    “Just look at these exposés in The Wall Street Journal, where we found out well over 130 federal judges were unethically ruling on cases where they had investments involved. I don’t trust the federal judiciary at all to do the right thing here.”

    Boyle states: “So, my position here would be that, if you believe you have lost a loved one or a friend as a result of the frankenshots, go into your local prosecutor and ask them to pursue, before a grand jury, indictments for murder and conspiracy to commit murder against the chief executive officers, chief operating officers and chief scientific officers of Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.”

    Full interview at

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/11/joseph-mercola/roadmap-for-prosecuting-covid-crimes/

    -30-

  17. Fred says:

    Horse medicine does it again, after court order. I wonder what the blowback to elitists “just following the protocol” doctors is going to be in 2 or 3 years?
    https://rescue.substack.com/p/a-judge-stands-up-to-a-hospital-step

    • Aletheia in Athens says:

      It will happen that those who were accomplices will have no patients to treat, unless Pfizer, BioNTeech, Moderna and J&J contract them to continiue conspirating against humanity. Evil and mean people have always their public and at the top will meet very likminded people, unless they are used as scapegoats to balme for all the harm done, which will be probably the outcome

      On the contrary, those who were fined, and even suspended in their exercise of medicine, will see their consultories flooded, since they will have proved beyond necessity first their human condition, second their moral and ethical stance.

      Whose hands would you place your health into?

      I have it very clear….

      • Fred says:

        Aletheia,

        No, the shutdown states will order them not to practice medicine, see NY as the most recent example. They will also not be able to prescribe or order appropriate medications, regardless of the consumer demand. This is how the Build Bolshevism Back Better crowd will get government run health care ‘for all’ into the US.

    • akaPatience says:

      Great article Fred, thanks. What a horrible tale it tells — a patient on his death bed — literally — and his grieving family has to fight in court to allow the use of ivermectin to try to save his life. It’s nothing short of criminal to practice medicine this way.

  18. Sam says:

    Desantis: “In Florida, we will not let them lock you down. We will not let them take your job. We will not let them harm your businesses. We will not let them close your schools. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”

    https://twitter.com/michaelpsenger/status/1465434679440392192?s=21

    Imagine how many folks in Austria, Australia and New Zealand feel about a governor like DeSantis? Insanity is the only description for the hysterical response to the pandemic in most parts of the world. It was not about public health but authoritarianism.

  19. Aletheia in Athens says:

    To confirm us this variant is not much of a threat, yesterday at Westminster, crowded dinner of the elite officials without masks nor distance, only waiters, obviously vaccinated to work there, as representatives of the working class whose rights, willingly cedded by themselves, has been abolished by these vividores, wore masks…

    https://twitter.com/JuliaHB1/status/1465312059139235848

    I can not conceive more humiliation than to serve dinner at that event wearing a mask, while the rest enjoy and laugh, at you….
    What it would had turned if the waiters and cookers would had abandoned the event in mass?

    BTW, Jacinda Arden seems to be backpedaling a bit and she is now willing to allow you, unvaccinated low life, to enter your relatives´ and friends´ homes to go to the bathroom….
    What part of that they are openly humiliating and laughing at you the people who still trust them can not understand?
    Why not invade Jacinda´s bathrooms ( I guess she has several…under payement of the WEF to enslave her nationals…) in mass while demonstrating in her privileged neighborhood?

  20. Aletheia in Athens says:

    This is very important for you in the US, in case you have not noticed…
    Please, those in favor of basic rights, comment and send to your like minded contacts.

    “The OSHA regulation halting mandatory C-19 vaccines is in place until Dec. 6.
    Open to public comment.
    Only 478 comments from ENTIRE COUNTRY
    Our response as a nation will decide if it comes to a judicial review.”

    https://twitter.com/solari_the/status/1465776741121724428

  21. different clue says:

    I know that the views of Nassim Nicholas Taleb have been respected here in the past. Given that, when I saw a very recent micro-article by Nassim Nichols Taleb on the subject of omicron covid, I thought it might be useful so I offer a link to it here, just in case it may be worth considering.

    It is titled . . . ” Nassim Nicholas Taleb: No, Covid 19 Is Not an Old Person Problem”
    (Posted on December 1, 2021 by Yves Smith)

    Here is the link:
    https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2021/12/nassim-nicholas-taleb-no-covid-19-is-not-an-old-person-problem.html

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