Boris the Spider must be breathing a sigh of relief?
He managed to hit the headlines over here with his “tidal wave of Omicron“. It just goes to show – who can resist a good sound-bite or headline? The main thing is that it has taken people’s minds off the Christmas parties and quizzes.
There was an aspect of these two events that was largely overlooked. The people involved in the party and the quiz were all at or near the heart of information on the whole pandanic in the UK. In theory they should be privy to every detail, good and bad. Apparently they then flouted the rules that they themselves had laid down on the public. So if they were so freely ignoring the threat of the Virus and it’s deadly effects that were the basis for heavy restrictions then obviously they didn’t believe the restrictions were as necessary or that the Virus was as deadly as they had stated. After all, if I tell you not to drink something I think is poisonous and then proceed to drink it myself it somewhat puts a lie to my initial claim? They obviously believed the rules weren’t necessary.
I remember this time last year Pfizer was hitting the headlines with the prospect of their new vaccine and we were told it would be the saviour of us all. 95% protection, they predicted from their research. Strangely though, no sooner was it released onto the gullible public when we were told that we would need a second dose to take us up to that 95%. A few months later and we were told we would now need a third dose to keep up that 95%. Shares in Pfizer stock must have gone through the roof and into orbit?
They are now claiming that this new Omicron is highly infectious but not as serious as all the previous variants? If this is so, then by the blind panic? Let it roll. Hold Omicron parties where the guest of honour is the highly infectious friend. Let’s all get Omicron and maybe a few of us will feel like we have come down with a dose of flu, but at least we will all now have real antibodies that can fight off future variants?
Bring it on, I say.