Monday, December 20, 2021

It’s Time to Abolish ‘emergency’ COVID-19 Powers; FNC’s Dr. Makary: Omicron Variant Is ‘Omi-Cold’ and We Have ‘Pandemic of Lunacy’, and other C-Virus related stories

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It’s time to abolish ‘emergency’ COVID-19 powers:
COVID is over. Oh, not with Anthony Fauci. Not with the media. Not with the sour-faced Karens who have enjoyed the sense of meaning — and power — it’s given them. But with normal people, especially outside the big urban areas, it’s over.
The Atlantic scandalized its readers by reporting that this week. In an article titled “Where I Live, No One Cares About COVID,” Matthew Walther wrote: “No one cares. Literally speaking, I know that isn’t true, because if it were, the articles wouldn’t be commissioned. But outside the world inhabited by the professional and managerial classes in a handful of major metropolitan areas, many, if not most, Americans are leading their lives as if COVID is over, and they have been for a long while.”
And with good reason. I confess that in the early days, I was a COVID hawk. With China reporting a 4 to 5 percent mortality rate, there seemed reason. (In fact, I should have reflected more on the untrustworthiness of information from China, especially after the experience of the Diamond Princess cruise ship suggested that COVID was a lot less scary than we were told.)
But science, and rationality in general, is about changing your opinions when you learn new facts. And what we’ve learned is that COVID is somewhat worse than the flu but not nearly bad enough to justify the enormous, expensive and disruptive changes we’ve endured. --->READ MORE HERE
FNC’s Dr. Makary: Omicron Variant Is ‘Omi-Cold’ and We Have ‘Pandemic of Lunacy’:
On Thursday’s broadcast of Fox News Radio’s “Brian Kilmeade Show,” Fox News Medical Contributor and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Professor Dr. Marty Makary said there is “a pandemic of lunacy” over the Omicron variant, which he called, “omi-cold.” Because it’s a mild variant. Makary also argued that you can “find a virus particle in the nose of some fraction of Americans forever.” And “we can’t go hunting for a problem that is a very mild or asymptomatic illness.”
Makary said, “Well, right now, what we’re seeing is this massive new wave of fear that is fueling our second pandemic after COVID-19, which is a pandemic of lunacy, which is Omicron. Now, I call it omi-cold. If you look at the epidemiological data, the epicenter is now way down from Omicron. The hospitals have some hospitalizations, not much. They were short. They averaged two-and-a-half days instead of eight days. But a study just came out of the University of Hong Kong telling us that Omicron does not invade the lung tissue that’s deep in the respiratory tract. It stays superficial in the nose and bronchus. So that’s why we’re seeing a common cold-like illness. This new scientific data from the lab explains the epidemiological data and the bedside observation of doctors that this is far more mild, the piece all fits together now, and that’s why I call it omi-cold.” --->READ MORE and LISTEN to the interview HERE
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