The Omicron variant has been detected in at least 19 states in the U.S., and is striking mainly fully vaccinated people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Forty-three people in 19 states have tested positive for omicron, according to remarks made to the Associated Press by Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 75 percent of those cases are in people who are fully vaccinated, and one person has been hospitalized. One-third of those individuals had traveled internationally; one-third had received a booster. The cases so far have been “mild,” she said.
Preliminary data from South Africa meanwhile show that people who have previously had COVID-19 have more protection against the Omicron variant than those who have been vaccinated, the UK Telegraph reported.
The new study is the first to show how omicron compares to previous variants, such as beta and delta, on a level playing field and the preliminary data shows antibodies in blood samples are 41 times less effective for omicron than for the 2020 strain.
“The results we present here with omicron show much more extensive escape,” the researchers of the new study said.
Although the new variant appears to be milder, it is reportedly more infectious than previous variants.
Officials in the United States are urging people to get vaccinated and boosted to protect against Omicron, despite the vaccines’ apparent ineffectiveness at fighting the new variant.
Late last month, Joe Biden used the emergence of the new variant to pressure unvaccinated Americans aged 5 and up to get their shots, and for everyone else to get booster shots six months after their second dose.
NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said last week that there is “every reason to believe’ boosters protect against Omicron. On Thursday, the CDC joined the chorus, “strongly” encouraging Pfizer Covid booster shots for 16- and 17-year-olds to combat Omicron.
Not all vaccine experts agree, however. Some contend that continuing a mass vaccination campaign in this environment is the worst thing we can do because the vaccines are “leaky.” Leaky vaccines are those that reduce disease symptoms in hosts, but don’t prevent viral replication and transmission.
It is now an established fact that the experimental vaccines do not stop transmission of the disease, or reduce viral load—in other words—they’re “leaky,” which The Blaze’s David Horowitz argues is “worse than no vaccine at all.”
Vaccinologist Geert Vanden Bossche predicted that leaky vaccines would make the pathogens become stronger and more dangerous. Now, after nearly a year of global mass vaccination with leaky vaccines, a “microbiological Frankenstein” is playing out in real life, Horowitz contends.
In order to distract from the failure of the shots to stop transmission, the injection cult focused on their purported ability to protect against severe illness. But as so many more vaccinated became severely ill as well – following like clockwork the timeline of events we witnessed from the leaky Marek’s disease chicken vaccine – they then focused on boosters to distract from the next failure. But any way you slice it, there is no way to run or hide from the fact that these shots have not reduced transmission one iota.
In fact, some of the most prolific spreads are happening in places with near-universal vaccination rates among adults, often the most vaccinated region in the country having the highest number of cases per capita.
As Horowitz points out, Israel is already poised to authorize a fourth jab because three shots have proven to be unsuccessful at stopping the virus.
The Pfizer CEO declared this week that in the U.S., “I think we will need a fourth dose.” At least 68 health care workers in a Spanish hospital got the virus despite already having been jabbed three times. 90% of those who recently rested positive on a flight from South Africa to the Netherlands were vaccinated, and all 14 who tested positive for Omicron were vaccinated. And of course, there is no denying the negative efficacy we are seeing on infection rates in the U.K. among the vaccinated.
Studies have consistently shown that transmission rates and viral loads were not different from vaccinated to unvaccinated people. An Oxford study even showed that the vaccinated did not experience lower rates of “long COVID” from infection. Researchers from the CDC’s COVID-19 Response Team recently posted a preprint study of prisoners and found that “no significant differences were detected in duration of RT-PCR positivity among fully vaccinated participants (median: 13 days) versus those not fully vaccinated (median: 13 days; p=0.50), or in duration of culture positivity.” They concluded, “Clinicians and public health practitioners should consider vaccinated persons who become infected with SARS-CoV-2 to be no less infectious than unvaccinated persons.”
A Lancet study published in October showed that the vaccines’ protection against symptomatic COVID-19 declined significantly over time, so that by six months, some vaccinated groups were at greater risk than their unvaccinated peers.
Doctors are calling this phenomena in the repeatedly vaccinated “immune erosion” or “acquired immune deficiency”, accounting for elevated incidence of myocarditis and other post-vaccine illnesses that either affect them more rapidly, resulting in death, or more slowly, resulting in chronic illness.
COVID vaccines are not traditional vaccines. Rather, they cause cells to reproduce one portion of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the spike protein. The vaccines thus induce the body to create spike proteins. A person only creates antibodies against this one limited portion (the spike protein) of the virus. This has several downstream deleterious effects.
First, these vaccines “mis-train” the immune system to recognize only a small part of the virus (the spike protein). Variants that differ, even slightly, in this protein are able to escape the narrow spectrum of antibodies created by the vaccines.
Second, the vaccines create “vaccine addicts,” meaning persons become dependent upon regular booster shots, because they have been “vaccinated” only against a tiny portion of a mutating virus. Australian Health Minister Dr. Kerry Chant has stated that COVID will be with us forever and people will “have to get used to” taking endless vaccines. “This will be a regular cycle of vaccination and revaccination.”
Third, the vaccines do not prevent infection in the nose and upper airways, and vaccinated individuals have been shown to have much higher viral loads in these regions. This leads to the vaccinated becoming “super-spreaders” as they carry extremely high viral loads.
In addition, the vaccinated become more clinically ill than the unvaccinated. Scotland reported that the infection fatality rate in the vaccinated is 3.3 times the unvaccinated, and the risk of death if hospitalized is 2.15 times the unvaccinated.
More than 200 million people in the U.S. (60.4 percent of the population) have been fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. So far, only 48.9 million people have received a booster dose.