omicron

Omicron Is Turning Into Om-i-con

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Like many of you, I’ve read numerous articles in the last two years about COVID-19, masks and lockdowns, deaths, vaccines, and mandates. Now the Omicron variation of COVID-19 is inundating the news.

There are calls for millions of new virus tests, and in some quarters demands for more lockdowns, more masking requirements, and the cancellation of sports activities. Some cities continue to require a vaccine passport to enter restaurants, museums, government buildings, and certain workplaces.

Yet from everything I’ve read, those infected with the Omicron virus are generally either asymptomatic or display sniffles and a scratchy throat, symptoms ordinarily associated with the common cold. Despite the dire warnings of our politicos and some of our doctors, other countries such as South Africa, where the latest virus variation was first detected, report that the effects of this disease are miniscule.

This leaves me to wonder—has Omicron turned COVID into just one big con?

My suspicions about the con-like nature of this latest variant were furthered the day after Christmas when I began investigating how many of my fellow Americans were killed by Omicron. The answer? One.

The United States’ first Omicron death was a reinfection, WebMD reported in a Dec. 24 article. The male victim hailed from Texas and “was unvaccinated and had previously been infected with COVID-19. He recently contracted the virus again, and it was confirmed as the Omicron variant.” Officials claimed the man “faced a higher risk for severe complications because of underlying health conditions and being unvaccinated.”

So after weeks of being warned about the Omicron variant, one American has died, either from Omicron or merely while having Omicron. Given the lack of details, we can’t surmise which is the case. And yet, the same WebMD article claims “we could be looking at a Category 5 hurricane,” after mentioning that the Omicron variant has accounted for enormous numbers of new virus cases.

This is very confusing. We’ve apparently seen hundreds of thousands of new cases of the Omicron variant but witnessed only one death. We may pity the poor soul who passed away, but how exactly is this situation like a “Category 5 hurricane?”

We might also inquire, as some have for months, as to the point of the government’s frantic Omicron public relations exercise, particularly in regard to the ongoing fearmongering and the unrelenting push for vaccines and boosters. We know now that the vaccines don’t prevent the virus, though they may mollify its effects. Even more recently, we know that the vaccinated are far more susceptible to the Omicron variant than are the unvaccinated, and that those who have taken the shot are just as likely to be carriers of the virus.

We also know that those under 18 are more likely to suffer ill effects from the vaccine than from the virus itself. Yet onward our government health officials march, calling for children as young as five years old to submit to vaccines and boosters.

We might arrive at all sorts of reasons for this ongoing “crisis.” Perhaps some of our politicians and scientists really believe they have the ways and means of ending a pandemic, which in any case seems to be ending all by itself. Perhaps they have run so far in the wrong direction that they are afraid to admit their mistakes and turn around. Worse, perhaps those who have stacked up billions of dollars selling these vaccines want to keep up the press and go on tucking away the bucks.

Someday we may have the answers.

In the meantime, we are left with the often overlooked casualties of this war on coronavirus. I don’t mean the young people whose rates of depression and attempted suicides have skyrocketed amid lockdowns and job losses, or the business owners who lost their livelihoods, or the families and friends who are now bitterly divided depending on whether they are vaxxed or unvaxxed.

No—I mean the overall craziness and hysteria this battle has brought to so many ordinary Americans. Through government propaganda and the off-the-wall scare tactics of the mainstream media, some have gone mad with fear, becoming germophobes, wearing their masks when strolling in the open winter air in a 15-mile-per-hour wind, refusing to spend Christmas or New Year’s with their families.

Meanwhile, some college sports teams are already closing down for the season, many school children are still wearing their masks, and the vaccine hype continues unabated.

The good news? Eventually, people will wake up. Eventually, the madness will burn itself out.

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Jeff Minick

Jeff Minick

Jeff Minick lives in Front Royal, Virginia, and may be found online at jeffminick.com. He is the author of two novels, Amanda Bell and Dust on Their Wings, and two works of non-fiction, Learning as I Go and Movies Make the Man.

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Rab33
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I'm really struggling. I will likely soon be forced to either lose my job or get a booster. My job pays for things my family needs. I had COVID and two vaccines already. The second dose left me with an autoimmune condition. My husband has no mandate and has not gotten jabbed at all. This has made for uncomfortable pressure in our larger family and friend groups. I have decision fatigue every time I get notified that one of my boosted asymptomatic coworkers tested positive.... It's nuts. I wish I could go somewhere to get away from it. But there's nowhere to go. I erroneously thought that after my vaccine, I would be left alone. My mistake. Now I have daily pain. My doctor says it's not related. Something has to change.
 
 

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Evegenia
Please be aware that there is a protocol to reverse the spike protein created by the so-called "vaccine". Please refer to Truth for Health website with Dr Vliet and look at their prevention protocol there, somewhere in the middle there you will find a 'reversal' protocol. Please note that you might want to add a 3-day water fast to this protocol to initiate cell autophagy ( cell clean-up of accumulated biological debris). Do not despair, be of good courage, and BEST REGARDS!
flyfisher111
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Jeff nails it - again !
 
 

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Beengone1984
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Always appreciate your writings, Jeff. Something in me doubts the “re-infection” theory. It seems like something the cdc should investigate thoroughly, considering it would be among one of the first ever documented…
 
 

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Lost Dutchman Mind
I doubt it myself, Beengone. Are we to believe that this killer plague virus can reinfect its victims and can produce variants that are more deadly than the original? Virologists haven't made those claims before this one as far as I know.
Jenniferincognito
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Like another reader, I will soon lose my job. I had COVID, I have an autoimmune disease that got worse following it, and I, a free thinker who does my own research, will not be vaxxed. With the way the winds are blowing, by the time March 1 gets here, my company may abandon the policy or approve my religious exemption, 30 days pending. Regardless, I am gone, I emotionally resigned about three weeks after they announced the mandate, and I wait for my bonus. We should all stand strong because the data gets crazier and crazier. My teens will not take the shot while I can control it. I have gotten comfortable telling people my status and my why. Some respect it, some fear me. Despite actual science which says the vaxxed and boosted are more likely to be carriers. I hope the current COVID cold wakes more people up. No disrespect to those who have suffered and lost loved ones, from COVID or with COVID.
 
 

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Datakon
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Clearly this is the rich getting richer off bogus claims of a booster shot and on and on. THE BIG PHARMA companies own the CDC and that pomp lying Fauci. The facts are there tens of millions did not get stuck, stockpiles of vaccine, you need a booster. Even J and J got the nod that mixing up vax doses is good, even better...maybe....maybe and then the statement ended in "maybe."
 
 

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