3 billion Omicron infections worldwide predicted
A report from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is predicting 3 billion new infections of the Omicron variant worldwide over the next two months. That’s as many infections the world has seen since the COVID-19 pandemic first began, according to the IHME.
When compared to the Delta variant, IHME researchers believe there will be fewer hospitalizations and deaths overall. However, with so many people infected in such a short amount of time, hospitals could still become overwhelmed.
Long Covid, as usual, doesn’t get a mention in the report, however,
If you apply a 30% Long Covid rate to 3 billion people, 900 million people worldwide would be affected
If you apply a 40% Long Covid rate to 3 billion people, 1.2 billion people worldwide would be affected
If you apply a 50% Long Covid rate to 3 billion people, 1.5 billion people worldwide would be affected
Omicron is a proof-of-concept attack. Omicron is showing what it is capable of. In this case, it has shown that it can circumvent vaccines with ease.
The virus can now combine that immune evasion ability with whatever else it has in its arsenal – greater lethality, greater morbidity, targeted lines of attack, new hosts etc. Extinct variants could re-emerge with a protective shield against vaccines. The possibilities are endless.
Omicron is a viral can opener, and it has just opened up a whole new can of worms for humanity.
Please do not be fooled by the “mild” tag now being used across the mainstream media. The arrival of Omicron is not a cause for celebration. It is, without doubt, the worst turn of events in the pandemic since Sars-CoV-2 originally appeared in Wuhan.
Omicron is a back door root virus that will allow far worse variants to infect, main and kill humans.
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