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2022-01-20 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Boston Sewage Data Suggests Huge Omicron Spike Is Over
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Posted by Bobby 2022-01-20 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [178 views ]  Top

#1 Just as Dr Edward Ryan, Mass General's Head of International Infectious Diseases, predicted last week.

Which is why the Branch COVIDian evangelist-superspreaders need to just make shit up now
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-20 07:37||   2022-01-20 07:37|| Front Page Top

#2 At this point COVID has mutated to where it is mainly spread by media and political hacks.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-01-20 07:42||   2022-01-20 07:42|| Front Page Top

#3 Sorry for the long re-post, but it's on-topic. From the indispensable substack of "boriquagato":

YES, OMICRON IS MILD.
Refuting the new histrionics from the WHO


el gato malo
Jan 8

unless you live in an ice cave, you’ve probably seen this.
it’s plastered and search optimized everywhere.

it’s also just plain wrong. it’s an addled attempt at histrionics pushed by pandemia’s uncontested “house of wrong.”

such credibility as it once had, the WHO has squandered and then some over these two long years of beclowning themselves with reversals, reversions, fabrications, and fantastical fright narratives, seemingly at random.

this is just more of the same and i’m not even going to try to speculate on motive anymore. it’s just too absurd.

instead, i'll post the notes from a conversation with the head of international infectious disease at mass general that have been going around. i can vouch for their authenticity.

Notes from a call with Edward Ryan MD, Director of International Infectious Disease at Massachusetts General Hospital:

1 Close to 100% of the positive cases in MA are Omicron. Delta is almost completely gone from New England.

2 This surge will peak sometime between 1/10 and 1/21 and then begin a quick downhill journey of two to four weeks.

3 We will end up with a 20-50% positivity rate.

4 February will be clean up mode, March will begin to return to "normal"

5 Omicron lives in your nose and upper respiratory area which is what makes it so contagious. It isn't able to bond with your lungs like the other variants.

6 The increased hospitalizations should be taken with a grain of salt as most of them are secondary admissions (i.e. people coming in for surgery, broken bones, etc. who are tested for COVID)

7 We won't need a booster for omicron because they wouldn't be able to develop one before it's completely gone and we're all going to get it which will give us the immunity we need to get through it.

8 COVID will join the 4 other coronaviruses we deal with that cause the common cold, upper respiratory infections, RSV, etc. It will become a pediatric disease mainly affecting young children with no immunity.

9 40% of those infected will be asymptomatic

10 Rapid tests are 50-80% sensitive to those with symptoms, only 30-60% sensitive to those without symptoms

11 Contact tracing is worthless because we're all going to get it and there's no way we could keep up with it.

12 We are fighting the last war with COVID and should be pivoting back to normal life, but society isn't quite ready for it yet.

13 There is no need to stay home from work or to be a hermit unless you're immunocompromised or 85 or older, but he does recommend staying away from large gatherings for the next six weeks.

14 Spring/Summer will be really nice

note the agreement this take finds with the description from dr angelique coetzee, the chair of the south african medical association

Patients with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 look very different than those infected with previous variants like Delta, says the chair of South Africa’s medical association.

“It’s totally different from the Delta,” Dr. Angelique Coetzee told Global News on Tuesday. She said that these patients aren’t displaying the same loss of taste and smell, need for supplemental oxygen or elevated pulse rate that doctors noted with Delta patients.

It’s very much like a cold or flu type of symptoms,” she said, adding that patients are reporting headaches and body aches, and a slight sore throat.

“They don’t have a severe cough and they don’t have a running or blocked nose as you would see with an upper respiratory tract infection,” she said.

this is where all the evidence based medicine is coming down. i have no idea what the WHO is on about or what data they cite here.

it appears to be a complete fabrication in an attempt to rebrand what is rapidly becoming known as “omnicold” as something dangerous.

in an age when even US supreme court justices are so ill informed that they think that 100,000 US children are in serious condition from covid right now, this is reprehensible.

Twitter: Phil Kerpen
@kerpen
This is just absolutely astonishing. "100,000 children in serious condition," per Sotomayor. Where do these people obtain their misinformation? The current national pediatric COVID census per HHS is 3,342. Many/most incidental.
January 7th 2022

it’s so bizarre to me that the very same people who demand limits on disinformation, censorship, and claim no one has absolute speech rights all slavering support the WHO as they literally stand up, time and time again, and yell “FIRE!” in a crowded theater where there is not an ember in evidence.

but the lie is too big and the fig leaves too tattered to hide this anymore. it’s all coming out now and more and more of the actual experts, so long cowed by pressure and intimidation are finding their nerve and rising to their feet to speak the truth.

...and that is how this will end.

Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-20 07:46||   2022-01-20 07:46|| Front Page Top

#4 May I suggest a good old redneck remedy?
You can get a Netty pot for very cheap. Please make sure you use distilled or boiled or sterile water, put 1 of the packets of saline in it, but then also add 2 or 3 mL/1/3 teaspoon of Johnson's baby shampoo to the 8 ounces of saline nasal lavage. It will break up the biofilm that is hiding all of these critters in your sinuses, and may even dissolve some portion of the lipid membrane of the CCP virus. It may even knock out some of the other usual seasonal respiratory pathogens. Hate to use the colloquial term rinse and repeat, but do that twice a day and you will significantly decrease the number of pathogens you have to contend with or you might spread around. By the way, please take your vitamin D between 1000 and 5000 international units daily. Most likely vitamin D deficiency and high melanin content skin rather than "equity" is a cause for some ethnic disparities that have been identified.
Redneck Internist
Posted by Ebbomotle Platypus2913 2022-01-20 17:17||   2022-01-20 17:17|| Front Page Top

#5 /\ If you don't have any baby shampoo handy, Jameson's is an acceptable substitute.
Posted by Besoeker 2022-01-20 17:22||   2022-01-20 17:22|| Front Page Top

#6 The "two hat cure." Put a bottle of your preferred, er, cough medicine or liniment on the nightstand. Put your hat on the bedpost. Get in bed. Drink until you see too hats.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-01-20 17:29||   2022-01-20 17:29|| Front Page Top

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