At least it’s not a tsunami
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.
Your recommendation spookily replicates the approach to pretty much every virus that there’s ever been in the past, where it simply progresses through a population, eliminating any weaknesses, equipping the survivors with useful antibodies, then becomes permanently bearable, then forgettable.
For some reason our omnipotent rulers (or so they think) decided that this time they’d show the pesky virus who’s boss. We already knew the answer to that one, they evidently didn’t, and/or fell under the bewitching thrall of careerist scientists who lacked any shred of concern for the economy or the liberties of the population. And now they’re all too embarrassed to admit what we already knew, so carry on with the farce ad infinitum.
Wonder what they’ll do next time? The logical mind boggles.
The fashions of language are funny (peculiar).
The good old “tidal wave” suddenly became “tsunami” which when you translate becomes “harbour wave”. Eh? But it in an obscure language which is good.
” injury” became “trauma”. Obscure dead language. Even better. An aside, as an engineer I think that A&E should be A or E. Receptionist “So you have a very high temperature. Was this an accident. No? Ah, I am afraid you are at the wrong place. We are Accident AND Emergency.” It’s a bit Boolean. Ditto for A stabbing. Not an accident.
A “home” became a “property”. Or more correctly a “pop-ah-tee”. The rhotic will understand.
“Ultimate” stopped meaning final and now means “great”
“incredible” now means “great”. Even “great” stopped meaning very big.
“quantum” no longer means the smallest bit you can reduce something to without changing the nature of that something. Now it seems to mean “great”. In its old sense.
“National Socialist” became “extreme right wing”
Humpty Dumpty was right.
“Hot” and “cool” mean much the same thing. I am still confused as to the use of “left” and “right” with regard to political leanings. They seem to have switched sides completely. “Awesome” meaning good has finally declined after appearing in virtually every sentence. My vote for most obnoxious word though goes to “staycation”. I want to scream every time I hear it.
And right on cue we have a death of some poor unfortunate “with” omicron announced. No more details at this time.
Surprising number of headlines that used “from”?
Shirly you must accept at least some of the blame for this new Irish (O’Micron) scariant?
(OK, I’ve been saving that one up – I’ll get my coat…)
Seriously though, this “pandemic” continues to show that you can get most people to believe just about anything if you attach the lies to an emotion like fear. And they stay believing, like cult members, in the face or all clue to the contrary.
Most of the reaction to the No 10 Party has not been “They obviously believed the rules weren’t necessary” and a realization that all the restrictions were based on a lie. Nope, the reaction has mostly been along the lines “how dare they break the rules that are there to protect us all from infection and a horrible death”.
Sad really how civilization can suddenly disappear up its own arse.
Like v. rich Warble Gloaming advocates buy water front properties.
See my other whinge.
There’s a sound theory that on the Western Front in 1918 there were two variants of the Spanish flu that emerged. The milder variant was suppressed as soldiers with it remained in situ, while the more deadly variant was transported round the world as troops with really severe symptoms were repatriated.
Why oh why are our leaders intent on repeating this mistake now in trying to suppress Omicron?
We are ready.
The opening line in many a pop concert.
Oh no, you’re not ready for this, say the Public Health totalitarians.
Well how much more ready can we be? say the peoples of Northern and Western Europe including the sticky out bits. Bring it on.
It’s now mutated into just a (bad) cold – see Leggy’s latest analysis:
Our Omicron/moronic leaders are losing their power over us. I wonder which new scare they’ll try, to keep up the panic?
In the meantime our mob have gone into full panic mode pushing out the booster as if all our lives depended on it.
“I wonder which new scare they’ll try, to keep up the panic?”
Maybe this? https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/why-omicron-will-soon-become-very?r=o7iqo&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web
There is NOTHING that any official (government or otherwise) can say at this point which should be taken seriously.
(One exception would be a resignation).
Well, it is a bit of a pain in the ass, (not to mention time consuming) to figure things out on your own when we have so many people in some form of authority to tell us what’s best for us.
Regarding the ‘boosters’. Thus far, and no further.