Omicron is all over the media, much to the surprise of Angelique Coetzee the South African doctor who first discovered the new strain.
South African Dr Angelique Coetzee first raised the alarm over the Omicron variant and says the rest of the world is over-reacting.
— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) November 29, 2021
Fear sells and the media have really gone to town on this one. Here is a quote from the Daily Mail:
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.
That is actually a quote from the book of revelations but you get the gist. The new mantra is we need to ‘save Christmas’, especially from the woke brigade.
— Frank Roberts (@FrankRo60642989) November 28, 2021
Maybe the new strain will turn out to be a problem, but my strategy is to panic when Luke O’Neill or someone else half sensible panics:
First case reports of Omicron- mild in otherwise healthy people- adds to hope that it may not be more dangerous overall- more data needed however https://t.co/bZe5AXuAWi
— Luke O'Neill (@laoneill111) November 27, 2021
If ever there was a time for turning off the news and doing something else it is now. I have been enjoying the Wheel of Time TV series on Amazon Prime.
We are all going to die, but hopefully not for a while yet.
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