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Biden Believes the Omicron Surge Is Still ‘Pandemic of the Unvaccinated’

Biden Believes the Omicron Surge Is Still ‘Pandemic of the Unvaccinated’

Meanwhile, Denmark’s health chief predicts the end of the pandemic in two months and the UK’s PM will handle the Omicron surge with current measures.

https://youtu.be/6VuDaBQS_nU

In early December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that most of the COVID cases caused by the Omicron variant identified in this country were fully vaccinated. A third of them had received a booster dose.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that of the 43 cases attributed to Omicron variant, 34 people had been fully vaccinated. Fourteen of them had also received a booster, although five of those cases occurred less than 14 days after the additional shot before full protection kicks in.

While the numbers are very small, they add to growing concerns that current COVID-19 vaccines may offer less protection against the highly transmissible new variant.

Since then, 95% of the current cases being reported by the CDC are the result of the Omicron variant.

Doubly vaccinated and boosted notables such as The View host Whoopi Goldberg and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. On a personal note, I am now dealing with many clients reporting vaccinated, and boosted employees have been diagnosed with COVID.

However, as apparent in his recent statement, Joe Biden is bitterly clinging to the belief that this is still the ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated‘.

There’s no excuse, there’s no excuse for anyone being unvaccinated,’ he said before receiving an update from his COVID-19 team.

‘This continues to be a pandemic of the unvaccinated.’

However, elsewhere in the world, public health officials are offering more reasonable assessments.

In Denmark, the health chief asserts that the Omicron variant is bringing about the end of the pandemic, saying “we will have our normal lives back in two months.”

Speaking to Danish TV 2, Tyra Grove Krause – the chief epidemiologist at Denmark’s State Serum Institute – said a new study from the organisation found that the risk of hospitalisation from Omicron is half that seen with the Delta variant.

This, she said, has given Danish authorities hope that the Covid-19 pandemic in Denmark could be over in two months.

‘I think we will have that in the next two months, and then I hope the infection will start to subside and we get our normal lives back,’ she said on Monday.

Despite early fears that Omicron could prolong the pandemic due to its increased level of infection, Ms Krause said it actually could spell the end of the pandemic.

According to the study: ‘Omicron is here to stay, and it will provide some massive spread of infection in the coming month. When it’s over, we’re in a better place than we were before.’

Additionally, World Health Organization officials reported that more studies are confirming the rapidly spreading Omicron variant causes mild symptoms.

More evidence is emerging that the Omicron coronavirus variant is affecting the upper respiratory tract, causing milder symptoms than previous variants and resulting in a “decoupling” in some places between soaring case numbers and low death rates, a World Health Organization official said on Tuesday.

“We are seeing more and more studies pointing out that Omicron is infecting the upper part of the body. Unlike other ones, the lungs who would be causing severe pneumonia,” WHO Incident Manager Abdi Mahamud told Geneva-based journalists.

As a result of this development, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not implement another lockdown and will handle the Omicron surge with measures currently in place.

Johnson has resisted imposing stringent lockdown measures in England, betting that a vaccine booster drive and caution among the population would be enough to constrain the latest wave.

…Johnson said he was sticking to the “Plan B” measures introduced in England last month, which included the wearing of face coverings on public transport and in shops but did not restrict gatherings or close businesses.

“Together with the Plan B measures that we introduced before Christmas, we have a chance to ride out this Omicron wave without shutting down our country once again. We can keep our schools and our businesses open, and we can find a way to live with this virus,” Johnson said.

At least Biden was half right in this statement.

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Well, we all know dementia Joe the communist pedophile is retarded, this is just further proof.

My Mama says, “Stupid is as stupid does.”
“And, that’s all I have to say about that.”

He’s quite the Uniter.

Also, don’t let your precious vaccinated children play with the unclean unvaccinated children.

2smartforlibs | January 5, 2022 at 3:45 pm

He also believes he’s shepherding a good economy.

What he’s doing and saying is a stupid and divisive political stunt that leads people with a vaccine into a false sense of purity and security that they are free to do whatever they want because of their vax status.

That said, the numbers don’t lie. Unvaxxed cases are exponentially higher than vaxxed cases. I know that won’t be popular here, but it is true.

Vax status and case load proportion is like the statistic about African American population and crime rate proportions. Unvaxxed people (some of whom don’t have a choice because they can’t get a vaccine) are now the minority of the US (roughly 30%) and represent between 60-80% of cases.

HOWEVER

If you want to turn liberal logic on its head, use the abortion argument (not the my body, my choice but the other one). Liberals often attempt to use the exception to prove the rule in emotionally charged arguments (with some success because of the exploitation of the irrational parts of the brain).

Liberal argument for abortion: Even though it’s not your business as to why, abortion should always be allowed to any “birthing person” because of the rare cases involving rape, incest, or other external malfeasance.

Conservative argument for vaccine independence: Even though it’s not your business as to why, vaccination should always be voluntary because of the rare cases of medical necessity (autoimmune diseases, allergy, epileptics, various endocrine disorders, etc.)

    Ghostrider in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 5, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

    henrybowman in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 5, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    Or maybe “unvaxxed cases are exponentially higher than vaxxed cases” because the vaxxed cases don’t realize that they are cases.
    Typhoid Mary had no idea she was “a case” until somebody told her.

      healthguyfsu in reply to henrybowman. | January 5, 2022 at 7:37 pm

      The 60-80% was adjusting the proportion of cases from unvaxxed at their reported 80% value to a range that allows for untested and unreported positive among the vaxxed.

      If your argument is that the typical vaxxed case is milder than the typical unvaxxed case, you’d be right about that based on the data, but are you sure that is the argument you want to make?

      The Typhoid Mary comparison is a bit uneven here since we know that the mortality rates of the time are vastly different from COVID 19 now (I think we’d both agree on that), but if you’d like to stick with that analogy, who would you rather be? Typhoid Mary or a sick and dying corpse overrun by Typhus?

      What Joe Biden is doing that’s dangerous, irresponsible, and nakedly political is essentially ignoring Typhoid Mary leaving her free to do whatever she wants because he’s only going to blame the group where the majority of the corpses came from.

      It also seems at this point that it is more politically useful to him and his handlers to further antagonize those that refuse the vaccine in order to keep them adamant in that position for both political convenience and their own detriment.

        healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 5, 2022 at 7:56 pm

        Forgot to add one thing that JNJ is included as fully vaxxed right now despite the fact that it seems to only be effective for 2 months at best and even less cross reactive against variants.

        I’d imagine that the vaccine failures are mostly concentrated in those groups, but I don’t have data for it that I’ve seen clearly.

        henrybowman in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 6, 2022 at 8:20 am

        “If your argument is that the typical vaxxed case is milder than the typical unvaxxed case, you’d be right about that based on the data, but are you sure that is the argument you want to make?”
        Yes, it’s exactly the point I want to make. Unvaxed people get sick, feel it, stay home. Vaxed people get sick, feel nothing, blithely go out in public and spread it all over town, to people both vaxed and unvaxed. WHo is the infection vector now?

    TargaGTS in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 5, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    “Unvaxxed cases are exponentially higher than vaxxed cases.”

    Maybe you misspoke here. But, given our current vaccination rates, that’s mathematically impossible. There aren’t enough unvaxed adults to cause the kind of case spike we’re seeing if the vaccinated rates of transmission were significantly different than than the rates of infection among the unvaccinated. It’s simply a matter of math.

    In fact, not even cases that require hospitalization are ‘exponentially higher.’ Are the unvaxed more likely than the fully vaxed to be hospitalized with severe COVID symptoms? Yes, at roughly 3:1 (three unvaxed ICU patients to every vaxed ICU patient. In some states – like Vermont – that delta is shrinking, considerably ). But, there’s scant evidence the unvaxed and vaxed are infected at rates of infection that are different in a statistically significant in any way. Put more succinctly, transmission of Omicron among the vaccinated almost mirrors the transmission among the unvaccinated.

    It’s important to keep in mind Omicron is still reasonably new and as such, the data on its transmission is noisy, at best. But, there’s ample evidence already in the public domain that easily disproves that this is a wave of the ‘unvaccinated.’

      healthguyfsu in reply to TargaGTS. | January 5, 2022 at 7:43 pm

      There was an exponentially higher rise in cases among unvaxxed compared to vaxxed in my home state of VA and many other states. Here’s the data I use for comparison.

      Give this a second to load then look at the first graph and notice what happened as of Dec 1…you will see that spiking yellow line (unvaxxed), a much lower spike in light blue (partially vaxxed), and only a slight uptick in the purple (fully vaxxed).

      https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/see-the-numbers/covid-19-in-virginia/covid-19-cases-by-vaccination-status/

      To the one that asked, I’d imagine at some point lack of booster would put you closer to the partially vaxxed category at some point. As the titer wanes, some T memory cells may still remain that could mount a decent response against the virus. The exact timeline of this vaccine without a booster is unknown but 6 months seems to be peak effectiveness assuming no variant escape (that’s the only published study on timeline.

        healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm

        Also, I didn’t downvote you. I only downvote trolls that bring nothing substantive at all to a discussion. I still believe we can have a difference of opinion without being spiteful, at least while we have more thoughts/ideas/notions in common than we don’t.

        TargaGTS in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 5, 2022 at 9:55 pm

        OK, you’re using ‘exponentially’ in a rhetorical sense. That’s fine. A lot of people do that, particularly on a legal blog. To your point, yes, the data indicates that infections among the unvaccinated are happening at a much greater rate, 2x or even 3x. BUT, what’s also important to understand is how that data is collected. It’s collected from the testing results. Who’s getting tested more frequently than any other cohort? The unvaccinated which is merely a function of the varying virus suppression regimen different states have adopted. If we tested every person, every day in the country irrespective of vaccination status, that graph might look much different; it might not. We just don’t know today.

        This is one reason I said the data is noisy right now, raw data always is. The 4-mos old UK study published in the Lancet on Delta transmission vaxed vs unvaxed showed a much more modest difference in rates of transmission. We’ll have to see how the Omicron studies turn out likely sometime later this quarter.

        I also think the ‘death’ indicator on the graph you highlight is interesting. Deaths aren’t climbing even though we’re capturing a lot of ‘positive infections’ in the unvaccinated.

          healthguyfsu in reply to TargaGTS. | January 5, 2022 at 11:34 pm

          There’s another caveat that’s leading to more testing among the unvaxxed and that’s the severity of symptoms as mentioned above. That means that the vaccine doing what revised guidance says it does (reducing the severity) may also be leading to oversampling of unvaxxed…and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. That’s really the best reason to get vaccinated, nevermind the BS manipulative narratives of the left.

          All that said, if someone doesn’t want the jab, I fully support their choice to do so because another’s indirect safety risk should not cost the individual their right to life and liberty.

      SpeakUpNow in reply to TargaGTS. | January 6, 2022 at 11:21 am

      Targa, Thanks for the lucid explanation of what’s going on. Wish our elected officials spoke as well as you. Everyone I know who got COVID in the past few weeks, everyone, was vaccinated and some also boosted. I myself got it from my daughter’s family, all of whom were vaccinated. So getting more people vaccinated may reduce the rate of hospitalization but not the rate of transmission. As for keeping kids out of school…that’s just the teacher’s union digging their own graves. The unions will lose lots of support after the chips fall from the COVID debacle.

    CommoChief in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 5, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    Maybe we aren’t looking at this correctly. Now that the fully vaxed means 2 jab+booster, which definition returns the not boosted back into the ranks of the unvaxed maybe Biden is right to an extent? We know that’s not what he meant by his continuing attempts to demonize the not vaxed as a dangerous other but still.

      henrybowman in reply to CommoChief. | January 5, 2022 at 4:53 pm

      Plus, a case isn’t a case isn’t a case.
      A case of Omicron is like a case of sniffles. Y’all acting like it’s a case of cancer.

        CommoChief in reply to henrybowman. | January 5, 2022 at 7:28 pm

        I certainly am not arguing omicron is much more dangerous than the flu, though even the flu is very dangerous to a small portion of the population. However 2 years into this those at high risk know who they are and can take mitigation measures.

        healthguyfsu in reply to henrybowman. | January 5, 2022 at 7:51 pm

        That’s also a harmful statement. There is a much higher chance that a case of omicron is like a case of the sniffles BUT people are still being hospitalized and even dying from it, particularly among the few cases that are vaccinated (because omicron is the most likely to escape the vaccine). Among the unvaccinated, it is also probably mostly omicron but a little delta as well (which the vaccine is a little better at beating than omicron).

        Variant proportions are tracked here:

        The original variants and any other than delta or omicron are almost non-existent in the US these days, at least on positive test cases.

        https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#variant-proportions

        We are polling nationally at around 95% omicron right now.

          henrybowman in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 6, 2022 at 8:24 am

          My information is that omicron is almost exclusively whacking the vaxed, not the unvaxed.
          Plus deaths from omicron are way less than deaths from swallowing ball-point pens, both of which “people are dying from.” Bringing up the deaths is almost an absurd argument.

          healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 6, 2022 at 10:16 pm

          That’s another lie. The unvaxxed lead the way in both hospitalizations and deaths and these severe case groups aren’t subject to the oversampling caveats of the case numbers.

Well, taking a quick glance at the President’s job approval numbers suggest something else.

Joe Biden is the undeniable equivalent of the living hell of a pandemic of a miserable Administration and a failed presidency.

Sure Joe, as you wish America a season of “Severe illness and death”,

What a turd.

Communists always have to have someone to blame for their failures.

“Biden Believes”
Biden just reads whatever the teleprompter says.
Indiscriminately.

Victor Immature | January 5, 2022 at 4:19 pm

I wonder if he heard about the outbreak among Belgian researchers at the south pole outpost. All were fully vaxxed, tested and quarantined before leaving for the outpost. Now 2/3 are positive for the ominous-sounding Omicron.

Vaccinated, but not immune, and silent spreaders.

E Howard Hunt | January 5, 2022 at 4:42 pm

Kamala is following suit. She will not meet with anyone who refuses to get the vasectomy.

Omicron, moronic, it’s all in how you look at it.

E Howard Hunt | January 5, 2022 at 6:14 pm

There is almost zero risk of dying from Omicron.

“Biden’s Teleprompter Operator Believes the Omicron Surge Is Still ‘Pandemic of the Unvaccinated’

FIFY

So far the OmNom variant has laid low 6 of the teachers at my tiny school. All of whom and triple-vaxxed.

So far, none of us pirebloods have been affected.

MoeHowardwasright | January 6, 2022 at 6:18 am

My wife and I have been vaxxed. Pfizer. Did it because we were traveling to see our grandkids last spring. I believe I was infected at an event in Seattle in December of 2019. Classic symptoms, wife sick 2 days later. We always do zinc when we have ever had cold symptoms. Both recovered quickly. We also travel extensively every year in our motor coach. We have been around thousands of people for over 2 years in our travels. No further incidents. I am 64 my wife is 57. Healthy, active and outdoors frequently. Take it for what it’s worth. And don’t forget #GFY Biden

Ok, let me clear my throat … ehem, cough, ehem, cough … okay, I’m ready … here goes:

FJB!

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