It’s amazing the way the media stopped on a dime and replaced “Indian Strain” with “Delta Variant.”
I keep thinking of “Delta Force.”
We’re going to see next week if Anthony Fauci’s “I AM SCIENCE” attack on his detractors is successful. It could be that the Biden Administration would rather replace him with someone less partisan as they try to vaxx Republicans.
Or, they might just lean into it, and declare Republicans vaccine criminals, and hunt them down like in The Hunger Games.
Many conservative-leaning U.S. states and communities are nowhere near reaching the level of COVID-19 vaccination that could keep them safe from future outbreaks of the highly contagious Delta coronavirus variant, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
And numbers from the National Institutes of Health suggest they probably shouldn’t be relying on natural immunity to protect them, either.
Across America, the people most at risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19 — senior citizens — have been vaccinated at the highest rates so deaths and hospitalizations will never again reach their horrific winter highs. Overall, experts agree, the worst of the pandemic is behind us.
Even so, the Delta variant — which drove the massive wave of infection and death in India this spring — presents some very real risks. According to epidemiologists in the U.K., Delta (or B.1.617.2) is 40 to 60 percent more transmissible than the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7) that first emerged there in late 2020 and was itself up to 70 percent more transmissible than earlier versions of the virus.
So I guess you’re still allowed to say it came from India? I thought they might start referring to India as the “Delta Region.”
Of course, this is all a hoax – there is no “variant.” All there is, all there ever was, was the flu. Of course, there are different strains of the flu, and always have been. But this entire claim of a new looming threat is just a complete hoax.
As a result, Delta has quickly overtaken Alpha in the U.K., where COVID-19 cases — 91 percent of which are now Delta — have doubled over the last week. And while all two-dose COVID vaccines are effective against Delta when fully administered, the variant’s immune escape properties cut vaccine protection to just 33 percent in the period between the first dose and the second, according to a new study from Public Health England. (Vaccine protection from Alpha is 50 percent three weeks after the first dose, according to the study.)
Earlier this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s top infectious disease expert, said the variant’s spread and dominance in the U.K. could spell trouble for the U.S., where Delta now accounts for 6 percent of all infections — a figure that rises to 18 percent or higher in some Western states — and where the number of first vaccine doses administered each day has fallen by more than 80 percent over the last three weeks.
“We don’t want to let happen in the United States what is happening currently in the U.K., where you have a troublesome variant essentially taking over as the dominant variant,” Fauci warned. “We have within our power to [prevent] that by getting people vaccinated.”
But that’s the problem: not enough Americans living in conservative states and communities are getting jabbed to eliminate that possibility, particularly when masking and distancing are no longer in effect. And it’s not safe to assume that natural immunity will pick up the slack.
The latest CDC data shows that the gap between vaccination rates in red states and blue states is vast, and it’s only getting wider.
With the exception of Georgia, every state on the low-vax list voted Republican in the 2020 presidential election. Every state on the high-vax list voted Democratic.
Yeah – Georgia voted for Joe Biden. Gotta remind everyone of this.
But for some reason, they’re still evil anti-vaxxers.
Likewise, the vast majority of the 100 U.S. counties with today’s highest per capita case counts are in conservative areas. According to the most recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll, more than three-quarters of Democrats (76 percent) say they’ve already been vaccinated, while less than half of Republicans (49 percent) say the same. A full 28 percent of Republicans say they will “never” get vaccinated.
They are already accusing white people of being responsible for the virus.
What they are doing right now is preparing for some much more aggressive attack on the unvaxxed.
Of course, if blue states are all vaxxed and safe and secure, shouldn’t red states be allowed to die of the deadly Delta Variant?
Apparently no, because the government is the mommy of Republicans just the same as it is the mommy of Democrats.
If vaccination wasn’t already a totally partisan issue, it definitely is now.
Conservatives, for all their flaws, tend to be much more grounded in reality, and at this point, no one grounded in reality is following this narrative of the “variants.” It has become utterly farcical, and the only people who buy it are people who just believe anything.
Because virtually all anti-vaxxers are conservatives (aside from a small contingent of hippies, which are basically conservatives at this point), there is soon going to be a melding of the anti-vaxx narrative with the white supremacy narrative, and vaccination will be presented as a punishment for racists. We’ve already seen that although mass immigration is the greatest thing ever (enriching our culture), it is also a punishment (racial equity) – that is what vaxxing is going to be.
They don’t ever want to force-vaxx anyone, they simply want to use private companies to compel people to be vaxxed by making it impossible to live a normal life without it.
You see that they are easing lockdown restrictions, but they are also continuing on with this vaxx narrative. What that means is that they are going to do yet another “wave” in the fall and winter, and they are going to blame it on white supremacist anti-vaxxers.
That will be when they roll in with the vaxx passport (which is legal because it’s all private companies) and start really shutting the unvaxxed out of society.
Right now, you are in the calm before the storm, and you really need to be getting yourself ready to deal with this. The first and easiest thing you can do is move out of the big city. If you can buy land outside the city, you absolutely should, because that is one place you can put your money where it won’t simply disappear into smoke when the inflation finally hits.
We have not escaped. We are still in the early stages of this nightmare. Things are going to get much worse. You need to steel yourself.