Wow but they’re really ramping things up.
Yesterday in a rare touch of sarcasm I suggested that they would produce alarming Virus figures to scare the pants off us. How right I was.
Two things should be pointed out here. Firstly this figure covers nearly a week, and secondly it includes self tests which are somewhat unreliable. I should also point out that a lot of results are cases that were discovered when someone reported to a hospital for a different reason and that the Virus was incidental.
None of this fazes Luke O’Neill though. Having enjoyed the limelight with numerous appearances on RTE over the past couple of years he is back again to attempt to recover some of his previous glory.
And so we have a New Variant. Welcome to BA2 [which could be an accidental misspell of BAT?]. Apparently “It’s 30% more infectious than Omicron, which is already 70% more infectious than the previous one,” Holy fuck but we don’t stand a chance? This is approaching inevitability? It “could be the most infectious virus we’ve seen“.
Prof O’Neill added that it is almost impossible now to avoid getting this variant.
Oh dear. We might as well hang our hats on it and make an appointment with the undertaker?
But wait! If masks are mandatory we might stop BA2 in its tracks. Or rather if you’re wearing a mask a bystander might only get a little bit infected? This sounds suspiciously like being a little bit pregnant, but then I’m not medically trained? I’m sure the good Professor will have a logical explanation for this weird drop of biological mysticism.
Anyways, I’m sure you’re all dying [hah!] to see this latest wave that’s wreaking havoc amongst the Irish [and their new found guests].
Here it is. See the massive wave? No, it’s not that one in the middle. That was ages ago and we got through that without too much hassle. It’s over there on the far right. Surely you can see it?