Here’s a couple of Dr. John Campbell videos with some good news in them. It looks like Omicron is hitting everyone fast, and not putting very many at all in the hospital and not even very long for them.
Then you get long lasting natural immunity.
Also, it looks like places with hard rules and strict lock-downs are failing while those with fewer mandates and no home imprisonment have vastly fewer cases. One can only hope the Lock-Down Tyrants get the message from “THE Science”…
Then, exposure to other “common cold” corona viruses in the prior 6 months or so gives you some useful degree of cross immunity. Nice.
Pandemic Ending as Omicron Spreads
So: Becoming endemic, and time to let go of the Mandate Tyrant’s “Guidance” and boosters ought not be repeated frequently:
Dr. John Campbell
Many waited until the evidence was self evident before stating a position, better late than never.
Marco Cavaleri, EMA head of biological health threats and vaccines strategy
Boosters, can be done once, or maybe twice, but it’s not something that we can think should be repeated constantly
We need to think about how we can transition from the current pandemic setting to a more endemic setting
With omicron there will be a lot of natural immunity taking place on top of vaccination,
We will be fastly moving to a scenario which is close to endemicity
Fourth dose for all
Data has not yet been generated to support this approach
Repeated vaccinations in a short time frame will not represent a sustainable long term strategy
Endemic Covid, very soon
Consistent and predictable, not boom and bust
Common colds, influenza, HIV, measles, malaria, tuberculosis
A new Covid-era
Prof Julian Hiscox, Chair in Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
UK, New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group
We’re almost there, it is now the beginning of the end, at least in the UK
I think life in 2022 will be almost back to before the pandemic
Should a new variant or old variant come along, for most of us, like any other common cold coronavirus, we’ll get the sniffles and a bit of a headache and then we’re OK
If you’re willing to tolerate zero deaths from Covid, then we’re facing a whole raft of restrictions and it’s not game over
in a bad flu season, 200-300 die a day over winter and nobody wears a mask or socially distances,
that’s perhaps a right line to draw in the sand
Dr Elisabetta Groppelli, virologist, St George’s, University of London
I am very optimistic
We’ll soon be in a situation where the virus is circulating, we will take care of people at risk, but for anybody else we accept they will catch it –
and your average person will be fine
We need to accept the fact that our flu season is also going to be a coronavirus season, and that is going to be a challenge for us
However, it is still uncertain how bad winters will be as the people who die from flu and Covid tend to be the same
(You can’t die twice)
Prof Azra Ghani, epidemiologist, Imperial College London
Covid will still be around, but that we no longer need to restrict our lives
It seems like it’s taken a long time, but only a year ago we started vaccinating and we’re already an awful lot freer because of that
A new variant that can outcompete Omicron and be more pathogenic
Prof Eleanor Riley, immunologist, University of Edinburgh
When Omicron has finished and moved through, immunity in the UK will be high, at least for a while
70 year old overweight male who used to smoke for a lot of years
Hi John, I’m going through a period of suffering. Got the infection last Tuesday.
Tested on Wednesday and was positive. It is what you described but the sore throat is terrible, you don’t realise how often you swallow until it’s torture to do so,
been taking my D3 and zinc
and if nothing else my new Granddaughter will get to know her Granddad
Mis en place
When I woke up & feeling like I had a hangover, I immediately took my temperature, sure enough 38.7°c.
Knew I had it, just needed confirmation. Performed a lateral flow test & bang! had a positive result in under 5 minutes.
No really outstanding symptoms. No sore throat, no real headache (just the tightness of the head – hangover), temperature fluctuated hour to hour,
taste bud’s altered – no loss, just altered. Basically a general feeling of being unwell.
This lasted about 30 hrs & has improved greatly over a relatively short period.
It’s now day 4 & feeling pretty good. Taste is still altered & a little phlegm but otherwise doing well & just waiting out the isolation protocol.
International Data Agree – Omicron is a wimp
The world is rapidly heading to Natural Immunity due to Omicron, and with very few hospitalizations.
International data agrees
1,302,386 views Jan 12, 2022
Dr. John Campbell
Omicron is less severe and natural immunity works
Clinical outcomes among patients infected with Omicron (B.1.1.529) SARS-CoV-2 variant in southern California
The Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant of SARS-CoV-2 has rapidly achieved global dissemination,
accounting for most infections in the United States by December 2021.
November 30, 2021 to January 1, 2022, Delta v Omicron
Using S gene target failure (SGTF) (99.7%)
Lengths of hospital stay
Hospital admissions associated with new-onset respiratory symptoms
Intensive care unit (ICU) admission
Group 1, omicron
N = 52,297, cases with Omicron variant infections
Hospital admissions, 235 (0.5%)
Mean follow-up, 5.5 days
Length of hospital stay, 3.4 days (70%) less than delta
Group 2, non – omicron (delta)
N = 16,982, cases with Delta variant infections
Hospital admissions, 222 (1.3%)
Mean follow-up, 15.8 days
Omicron variant infection, reduced risk of hospitalization across age and comorbidity categories
Risk of symptomatic hospitalization was markedly reduced among cases who had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection ≥90 days prior
Intrinsically less severe infection
Less severe in vaccinated and unvaccinated
Evidence for a reduction in severe outcomes among vaccinated cases with both Delta and Omicron variant infections in our study suggests substantial public health benefits from continued COVID-19 vaccination.
Common cold protection
Cross-reactive memory T cells associate with protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection in COVID-19 contacts
Cross-reactive immune responses to SARS-CoV-2
52 COVID-19 household contacts
We enumerate the frequency of specific T cells
Spike, nucleocapsid, membrane, envelope and ORF1,
that cross-react with human endemic coronaviruses
Nucleocapsid-specific T cells
Limited protective function of spike-cross-reactive T cells
Our results are thus consistent with,
pre-existing non-spike cross-reactive memory T cells,
protecting SARS-CoV-2-naïve contacts from infection,
thereby supporting the inclusion of non-spike antigens in second-generation vaccines.