(Rallying Patriots) – According to actual science, viruses often produce variants but variants are typically less severe than the original strain.
The COVID-19 virus is no exception. Now that we’re on the more contagious, less severe omicron variant, many are seeing this as a positive sign, despite the naysaying from COVID patron saint Fauci.
Former US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Tuesday that there is hope the COVID-19 “pandemic” will soon come to an end.
With average daily cases falling by at least 10% in the last week in the US, Gottlieb believes that if the virus continues on its present course, it will likely soon become an endemic.
“I think the base case is that this signals the end of the pandemic phase of this virus,” Gottlieb told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
"We've seen this virus continue to drift and undergo gradual evolution…there is a presumption at some point we are going to have a dominant lineage," says @ScottGottliebMD. "The conventional wisdom right now is it's likely to be omicron." pic.twitter.com/6BEEGzDTJs
— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) January 18, 2022
The CDC says that the milder omicron variant now comprises about 99.5% of the cases in the US. Daily cases around the world, including in the UK and South Africa, are falling rapidly and many US epidemiologists are looking at this with hope.
In South Africa, where omicron was first detected, about 5,000 new cases are being recorded daily, compared to more than 23,000 a day last month.
Last Friday, Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York state had recorded about 48,000 coronavirus cases, a nearly 47% drop from the roughly 90,000 cases reported a week earlier.
British government figures are showing deaths in England and Wales are now below average for this time of year, which the Telegraph of London reported as “the latest sign that the pandemic is coming to an end.”
Prof. Andrew Hayward, a member of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, known as SAGE, said he expected the virus to settle into a seasonal pattern that will cause “much less disruption.”
“We may still get quite big winters of infection but not the sort of level where we can justify wholesale societal closedown,” he told Times Radio. “So I think it is genuinely an optimistic picture.”
Britain’s health secretary, Sajid Javid, said Monday he was cautiously optimistic that COVID-19 restrictions could be “substantially reduced” next week.
How exciting to think that governments might actually be considering releasing their tyrannical grips.
However, don’t get your hopes up here in America. COVID dictator Dr. Fauci is far less optimistic and far less enthusiastic about getting back to any kind of pre-COVID normalcy.
He warned at the Davos Agenda virtual event Monday that a new variant is likely to emerge that would prevent the pandemic from being downgraded to an endemic.
“It is an open question as to whether or not omicron is going to be the live virus vaccination that everyone is hoping for,” he said.
Fauci’s concerns were shared by the World Health Organization’s director-general who said Tuesday that the world should expect more variants.
“This pandemic is nowhere near over and with the incredible growth of omicron globally, new variants are likely to emerge,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a news conference.
He said the virus “is circulating far too intensely with many still vulnerable.”
Gottlieb acknowledged that the “worrisome scenario is that you get something that’s divergent evolution like omicron did.”
“Most people think that’s unlikely to happen, but most people felt that was unlikely to happen before and that delta would be the dominant lineage, and then omicron came along; it had been mutating in a sequestered pocket somewhere and re-emerged into the human circulation.”
In an interview with WND last week, Dr. Peter McCullough said the fact that omicron is presenting symptoms similar to the common cold while being much more contagious than the delta variant could mean the end of the pandemic, serving as a “universal booster.”
The end of the pandemic will only happen if we demand it end. The entire COVID charade has been overplayed. Enough is enough already.
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