Axios Announces a Permanent State of Coronavirus Crisis

So, it’s official. The media is saying that, exactly as we predicted, the coronavirus hoax is going into an “endemic” phase, where certain restrictions on behavior will become permanent.


The U.S. and COVID-19 are settling into a long, but hopefully manageable future together.

The big picture: The worst of the pandemic is likely behind us, but the virus is here to stay. We’re entering a new phase — one in which the country’s overall experience with this virus will be less like having a heart attack, and more like managing a lifelong chronic condition.

Experts have been saying for a long time that there’s almost no chance COVID-19 would disappear. Rather, they’ve been expecting it to become endemic — meaning it will stick around, possibly forever, but at more predictable, manageable levels.

We shouldn’t forget that the entire stated purpose of the lockdowns and other restrictions was to make the virus disappear. That was also the stated purpose of the vaccine, as stated by Anthony Fauci and the entire pharma industry.

So, this is pure revisionism, saying that isn’t what they said. They said specifically and exactly that it would be like smallpox.

Frankly, I don’t even think we’re going into this “endemic” phase for a while. What the media is doing by announcing that is just letting you know it’s not ever going to end.

Experts disagree about what is or isn’t “over.” Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has said over the past week that “we’re close to the end of the pandemic phase of this virus.”

Even if cases increase this winter, he said, the number of vaccinated Americans, plus the fact that infected people will soon have access to two highly effective treatments, will prevent another cascade of death and suffering.

The other side: “One too many smart people has told me or said on TV this week that the pandemic is over,” Andy Slavitt, a former Biden adviser on COVID, said on Twitter.

Reality check: Both sides have a point.

The end of the pandemic phase isn’t going to mean the end of COVID. There will still be rising and falling waves of infection.

They’ll probably be worse during colder weather, because people spend more time indoors, and in areas where vaccination rates are low. But they likely won’t be as big, or as deadly, as last winter or this summer.

Breakthrough infections will continue to occur, but only a small portion of those cases will be severe.

If that’s the case, and the vaccine works, then why do anything?

Just let us purebloods who have refused your miracle cure deal with our decisions, no?

But of course, there remains no evidence that the vax does anything at all. The only thing we have is more stupid lies from The Science.

A lot of that basic framework is already here.

Vermont, for example — the most vaccinated state in the U.S. — has seen a significant spike in cases. It’s now averaging just over 50 cases per capita per day.

But its hospitals have not seen a rash of new COVID patients.

In the Mountain West, on the other hand, vaccination rates are lower, cases are consistently among the highest in the country, and more of those patients are in the hospital.

Please note that there is no evidence of this, other than that the government says it.

People are not allowed to check these hospitals.

Between the lines: About 58% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated.

Mandates and vaccines for kids may help nudge that number up, but it’s otherwise not moving. The vaccination rate increased by less than 1 percentage point last week, according to the CDC. Nationally, we’re a long way from the 70% or higher that experts had hoped to see.

Millions more Americans have some immunity because they had COVID, but experts say the protection from a vaccine is more durable.

“There is more than enough human wood for this coronavirus forest fire to burn,” the University of Minnesota’s Michael Osterholm told NPR. He estimates that 70 million Americans are at risk from the virus.

The bottom line: As long as no new variant emerges — which is a big “if,” but there doesn’t seem to be one heading for us right now — we have a pretty good idea of where we’re headed, and that overall landscape isn’t likely to change too dramatically.

We’re going back into lockdown for the winter. There is a 100% chance of that.

We don’t know what happens after that, but we do know that people are going to have a lot bigger problems than a fake virus.