by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
News flash: I’m as tired of writing about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant as you are of reading about it. But here’s the thing. Turns out, there’s a legitimate reason to panic over Omicron. On the left, that is. Based on the results of a new study, it’s hard for people with Omicron to distinguish it from a common cold.
Let’s first back up the bus.
As my colleague Scott Hounsell reported on Friday, a recent Danish study suggests Moderna’s mRNA COVID vaccine actually increases the probability of contracting the Omicron variant after 90 days — a devastating body blow to the narrative of fearmongering liberals everywhere. Turns out, it’s even worse.
According to a COVID symptom study (using the ZOE COVID-19 symptoms app) created by doctors and scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, King’s College London, and Stanford University School of Medicine, if you or someone you know has a cold right now, chances are it’s COVID-19. Again, Biden and the Democrats, hardest hit. …
… Business Insider noted that people who reported symptoms on the Zoe app were less likely to have five or more symptoms than those with Delta. …
… This “terrible” news apparently panicked the epidemiologist, who instead of thinking through the meaning and logic of the study result — that most Omicron-positive people only experience mild, cold-like symptoms — instead toggled to this:“
We need to change public messaging urgently to save lives as half of people with cold-like symptoms now have COVID.”
Hold the bus. Change the messaging? Why? Because fear tactic crap like Biden’s warning of a “winter of severe illness and death” wasn’t scary enough, or because the silly hyperbolic warning didn’t come anywhere even close to tracking with reality, so the majority of Americans just ignored it?