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Omicron exposing medicine's rotten core
I just quickly checked the latest news on omicron, just to see what’s up. And the first two articles I clicked on contained blatant lies from doctors interviewed because of their supposed expertise.
First, this quack declares that anecdotal evidence is based on one data point.
"Anecdotal reports represent just one person," said Dr. Bruce Y. Lee, a professor of health policy and management at the City University of New York School of Public Health. (source)
He is referring, of course, not to his uncle Joe’s description of his bout with omicron, but to the South African health ministry’s report on the cummulative cases histories of tens of thousands of confirmed omicron cases over the base three and a half week. Anecdotal? Sure. You can’t prove scientifically how a sick person feels. You have to record what they tell you. But it’s not the opinion of one person. It’s the combined opinions of thousands bounced up against quantifiable evidence like hospitalizations, deaths, blood oxygen readings, and temperatures. Dr. Lee knows this, of course, but the evidence out of South Africa doesn’t fit his fear-porn narrative, so he lies.
So, with all due derision, here’s your “anecdote,” Dr. Lee, thanks to Bloomberg:
South Africans contracting Covid-19 in the current fourth wave of infections are 80% less likely to be hospitalized if they catch the omicron variant, compared with other strains, according to a study released by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.
Once admitted to the hospital, the risk of severe disease doesn’t differ from other variants, the authors led by scientists Nicole Walter and Cheryl Cohen said.
Compared to delta infections in South Africa between April and November, omicron infections are associated with a 70% lower risk of severe disease, they said. The omicron data was collected for the two months through November.
The next is even more egregious. Dr. Stephen Blatt, an infectious diseases doctor, told his local reporter:
“The South African data suggested omicron was not as severe as delta, but in Europe, it looks like it’s pretty severe and plenty of people are getting admitted to the hospital with omicron now,” Blatt said.
In fact, in London with the highest level of omicron infections in the world, only 14 people have been hospitalized with omicron, and there’s no indication whether those 14 were hospitalized because of the virus or if it was discovered upon admission testing. And the UK health officials debunk Dr. Blatt’s statement, via Zero Hedge:
As far as COVID news Wednesday morning, the flow has been particularly heavy out of the UK, where the government's scientific advisors are reportedly ready to officially declare that those who become infected with the omicron strain are less likely to become severely ill
Doubt everything you hear from an official “expert” about Covid. They all make bank on sickness and starve in health. Big Medicine has a financial interest in keeping you scared and sick forever.
BTW, when you hear Bill Gates say the omicron wave will last two to three months, don’t believe him. The South Africa peak came and went in 3 weeks. Highly transmissible diseases don’t last long, because everyone gets them right away and gets over them in two days (on average).
Marta Nunes, senior researcher at the Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics department of the University of Witwatersrand, told The Associated Press. “It was a short wave ... and the good news is that it was not very severe in terms of hospitalizations and deaths,” she said. It is "not unexpected in epidemiology that a very steep increase, like what we saw in November, is followed by a steep decrease.”
Anecdotal my foot.