Saturday, January 1, 2022

COVID Deaths Fall as Omicron Wave Fails to Deliver; Sending Everyone Free Tests That Don't Detect Omicron is Kind of Useless, and other C-Virus related stories

COVID Deaths Fall as Omicron Wave Fails to Deliver:
Faucimass is canceled. Omicron is not delivering the goods. Lots of testing, but few results.
The US is seeing fewer COVID-19 hospitalizations per case than in previous waves, suggesting Omicron is causing "milder disease" than previous variants, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.
Teachers' unions are trying to figure out how to spin this to justify closing schools anyway.
"While cases have substantially increased from last week, hospitalizations and deaths remain comparatively low right now," Rochelle Walensky, the CDC director, told reporters at a White House briefing.
"While" and "right now". You can hear the disappointment and final note of hope. --->READ MORE HERE
Sending Everyone Free Tests That Don't Detect Omicron is Kind of Useless:
But public health theater is mostly useless anyway.
In the last few months, there was a mostly meaningless kerfuffle in which the Biden administration initially dismissed and then embraced the idea of sending everyone free tests. The super COVID careful folks justified a return to normalcy by obsessively testing themselves and everyone else. The home antigen self-tests they use for this purpose were never properly tested and aren't meant to test asymptomatic people anyway making the entire thing a pointless bit of public health theater.
Pile on Omicron and the tests become particularly useless. Even the FDA is conceding issues with Omicron testing. --->READ MORE HERE
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