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Report: Omicron Could End Up Being Less Deadly Than Seasonal Flu

Justification for maintaining restrictions disappearing.

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Citing experts at the University of Washington, the MailOnline reports that Omicron’s estimated fatality rate could make it less deadly than the seasonal flu.

“No, don’t say that!” the technocrats cry in unison.

“Some experts have always maintained that the coronavirus would eventually morph into a seasonal cold-like virus as the world develops immunity through vaccines and natural infection,” reports the news outlet. “But the emergence of the highly-mutated Omicron variant appears to have sped the process up.”

Researchers at Washington University now modeling Omicron’s impact say they expect it to kill 99 per cent fewer people than Delta.

This means the variant’s infection-fatality rate (IFR) stands at around 0.07 per cent, meaning only one in 1,430 people will die after becoming ill with Omicron.

In comparison, flu’s IFR sits between 0.01 and 0.05 per cent.

One former government advisor suggested that Omicron’s mildness renders draconian lockdown restrictions absurd.

“We should be asking whether we are justified in having any measures we would not bring for a bad flu season,” said Professor Robert Dingwall.

“If we would not have brought in the measures in November 2019, why are we doing it now? What’s the specific justification for doing it?” he asked.

“If the severity of Covid infection is falling away to the point that it is comparable with flu then we really shouldn’t have exceptional levels of intervention.”

As Will Jones writes today, despite record numbers of cases in the UK over the Christmas period, COVID ICU occupancy is less than a quarter of its peak last January.

“Whether due to greater population immunity, a milder strain, or better treatments, this is obviously very welcome,” writes Jones.

“It is also confirmation that the pandemic is well and truly over – we are basically now expending vast resources tracking the spread of a cold – and it is time for the Government to acknowledge this fact, lift all restrictions, end all emergency powers, and bring the state of emergency to an end.”

Omicron’s total failure to cause anywhere near the devastation predicted by SAGE government advisors once again proves that their alarmist nonsense should no longer be respected.

The likes of Professor Neil Ferguson said that without further restrictions, Omicron would claim 3-5,000 lives a day at its peak.

In reality, the current 7 day average for total COVID-19 deaths in the UK (almost all of which aren’t even Omicron due to its mildness) stands at 160.

They got it spectacularly wrong yet again.

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Video: Rand Paul Promises To ‘Find The Paper Trail’ For Lab Leak COVID Origin

“This is the biggest coverup in the history of science”

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Senator Rand Paul vowed this week to continue to expose the origins of the COVID pandemic and uncover a paper trail that he is positive will lead back to the Wuhan lab research funded by Anthony Fauci and the National Institutes of Health.

“The entire pandemic, if it came from a lab, the fact that he approved the research and funded the lab would draw culpability to himself.” Paul said of Fauci during an appearance on Fox Business.

“Culpability to all of these people who made the unwise decision to send money to China to do dangerous research. That’s why they steadfastly resist this,” the Senator added referring to his efforts in the Senate.

Paul continued, “If you look at the early e-mails when they first discovered the sequence of this virus, January 31 of 2020, they are quite frightened. There are harried e-mails going back and forth until 2:30 in the morning.”

“All of the initial scientists are saying to him, holy cow. We have looked at the sequence and it looks like it has been manipulated in the lab. In fact, it has a cleavage site. The way the virus gets into the cell, that we do not see in nature, typically, and that Chinese last year ask us money to do that research,” Paul further explained.

“All kinds of alarms and bells went off for a day or two,” the Senator added.

“And then we have another couple of e-mails where Dr. Collins and Dr. Fauci are talking about how they are science, and this would be really damaging to science and the NIH, and all the taxpayer money we get and also to themselves personally,” Paul further stated, asserting “So they began a cover-up.”

“I think it is probably the biggest in the history of science and we will get to the bottom of this. I promise you, there will be a paper trail,” Paul urged.

“Should we win in November, I will use every bit of subpoena power to get every bit of data. We will bring all of the scientists under oath and we will get to the bottom of this,” Paul vowed.

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Paul recently slammed Fauci for taking the default position of trying to “cover up” his activities, including potentially encouraging social media companies to censor medical information.

The Senator has warned the NIH that it should not attempt to destroy any documents relating to or in the possession of Anthony Fauci as he retires.

Paul has called for restricting the exporting of DNA technology to China in the same way nuclear technology to the Communist regime is restricted, and has revealed in his Senate hearings that there is a committee that is supposed to oversee experimentation with potentially lethal viruses, but that it is above the oversight of Congress.

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    Despite Biden Declaring Pandemic “Over,” White House Won’t Relinquish Emergency Powers

    Administration walks back 60 Minutes remark.

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    Despite Joe Biden declaring that “the pandemic is over,” the White House stepped in to clarify that this didn’t mean public emergency health powers were being relinquished.

    Biden made the remarks during an appearance on 60 Minutes on Sunday.

    “We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. It’s — but the pandemic is over,” he said.

    Not for the first time, Biden’s statement was seemingly unplanned, and the White House rushed in to do damage control.

    To no one’s surprise, the administration is refusing to give up powers it handed itself by imposing a Public Health Emergency, which will not be lifted.

    “An administration official told CNN that the President’s comments do not mark a change in policy toward the administration’s handling of the virus, and there are no plans to lift the Public Health Emergency, which has been in place since January 2020 and is currently extended through October 13,” reports CNN.

    In other words, technocratic control freaks will likely renew the powers for winter, during which a rough flu season due to lowered natural immunity and the return of another COVID variant will grease the skids for the latest round of the “100 per cent safe and effective” vaccine.

    Biden’s remarks on 60 Minutes “caught some in the administration by surprise,” according to CNN, a regular occurrence whenever Biden veers slightly off script.

    Another comment he made during the interview, that the United States would send troops to defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion, also had to be clarified.

    A White House official later said that the policy on Taiwan had not changed.

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    Biden Declares COVID Pandemic is “Over”

    Senator calls for “an end to all vaccine mandates.”

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    During an appearance on CBS News’ 60 Minutes last night, President Joe Biden declared the COVID-19 pandemic to be “over,” right in time for the mid-terms.

    “We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. It’s — but the pandemic is over,” said Biden.

    Immediately after Biden’s remarks, Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie insisted that the administration should now relinquish all the emergency powers it has grabbed by hyping the threat of the virus.

    “If ‘the pandemic is over’ as Biden says, then all of the President’s emergency powers predicated on a pandemic, all COVID vax mandates, the emergency powers of every governor, Emergency Use Authorizations, and the PREP act should all be voided tomorrow,” said Massie.

    Senator Ron Johnson also called for “an end to all vaccine mandates.”

    The script appears to have flipped, with the pandemic police state being replaced by permanent war, as Biden pledged to send U.S. troops to defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion.

    Some people whose entire identity seems to be wedded to pandemic paranoia desperately countered Biden’s assertion, with #COVIDIsNotOver trending on Twitter.

    While the Biden administration may temporarily declare COVID to be over for the mid-terms, don’t rule out them ramping up the hysteria into December and January as the flu season takes hold.

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