All the hype over variants is out of control. One after the other, another variant is somehow "discovered" here, there and everywhere. A seemingly endless array of hyped-up variants.


Scientists warn of new Botswana variant of Covid with ‘horrific’ number of mutations

Only 10 cases have been reported worldwide so far

by Lamiat Sabin

A new Covid-19 variant has emerged that has an “incredibly high” number of mutations, scientists are warning.

It is feared that the B.1.1529, or Botswana variant – an off-shoot of the B.1.1 – could drive further transmission of the virus.

The first cases found were three in Botswana, followed by another six cases in South Africa, and one in Hong Kong involving a traveller returning from South Africa.

Generally, spike mutations allow viruses to adapt and become more virulent, and more able to evade natural and vaccine immunity.

Dr Tom Peacock, a virologist at Imperial College London, said the variant could be “of real concern” as its 32 mutations in its spike protein could enable it to more easily evade a person’s immune system and spread to more people.

(It seems this propaganda has been going on for centuries, that is, fear, fear, fear controlling the masses into illogical hysteria.)

Ten OMICRON “variant” predictions for 2022 and beyond… globalist authoritarian playbook stripped naked

The omicron “variant” media hysteria is pure fiction. It’s nothing but a 1984-style Orwellian psychological terrorism operation that has been engineered to keep the populations of the world enslaved and obedient while terrorist governments carry out their global depopulation / genocide programs.

The evil genius of this narrative is that it requires no evidence whatsoever. Since no one can actually see a “variant” — and since no isolated omicron viral samples exist anywhere in the world for lab test confirmations — a coordinated mass media hysteria campaign simply implants human consciousness with the illusion of omicron, accompanied by extreme fear.

To date, no one in America has even been diagnosed with the variant, and no one has died from it anywhere on the planet. Yet thanks to mass media journo-terrorism, half of America is now freaking out over something that likely doesn’t exist at all. “Omicron” is almost certainly a coordinated fabrication.

Yet out of nowhere, the media has managed to program the population to lose their minds upon mention of the word, “mutations.” Although random mutations in genetic material take place literally millions of times each day in every human being’s own body, suddenly “mutations” are the scariest thing imaginable, according to the hyperventilating media. (Which is why I call omicron a “scariant,” not a variant.)

Over the last two years, globalists have confirmed that FEAR, not “science,” is their ultimate mechanism of control over humanity

Remember when we were all told in 2020 that if just 60 – 70% of the country agreed to take two shots, everything would return to normal and covid would be over? It was all a calculated lie from the start.

The lie promised freedom if people would just comply, but what it delivered was tyranny and fear… along with never-ending obedience to government-coerced vaccine compliance.

What 2020 and 2021 have now exhaustively proven to the globalists is that fear is their ultimate weapon against humanity. Through the use of coordinated fear, they can convince about half the population of the world to be injected with deadly spike protein gene therapy shots that will kill them over time. Conveniently, all those deaths can be blamed on something else — like cancer — thereby avoiding any blame being focused on the vaccines.

Why is there already a 29X increase in stillborn babies, by the way? As Steve Kirsch writes at

There is a 29X increase in the rate of stillborn babies in Waterloo, Ontario that started after vaccination program rolled out. All the mothers of the stillborn babies were vaccinated…

Yes, this is a big deal. But nobody is listening. Cardiac risk could go up 1,000X after vaccination and it wouldn’t matter. Nobody is listening.

As psychologists know very well, when fear is combined with sensory overload (i.e. too much news, too many voices, conflicting reports, etc.), people naturally default to anything that resembles authority. Their rational mind is completely shut down, and they can no longer engage in critical thinking. Once they are sufficiently pounded into relentless fear, the governments of the world herd them into vaccination centers for their obedient depopulation shots. With a page ripped right out of the Stanford prison experiment, they also transform obedient vax recipients into societal “prison guards” / enforcers who demand that everyone else be injected with the same concoction… or else.

This is why so many vaxxed people have turned into raging lunatics who try to force their death shots on everyone around them. (And just maybe, the vaccine prions are eating their brains, too, causing aggressive personality changes…)

Ten predictions for how omicron hysteria will be exploited by terrorist governments to accelerate their murderous genocide against humanity**

Ten predictions for how omicron hysteria will be exploited by terrorist governments to accelerate their murderous genocide against humanity

Over the last several months, I have publicly predicted the release of a new, scarier bioweapon narrative. The coordinated mass media omicron freakout was easily predicted, and many of us across independent media are on the record predicting exactly this.

But what will they do next? That’s also very easy to see, since it all comes from the same playbook as covid. Omicron hysteria will be aggressively pushed and used in every way imaginable to achieve totalitarian control over the masses, who will then be lined up and taken to death camps for efficient extermination.

Here are my ten predictions for Omicron and 2022:

Prediction #1: Omicron variant hysteria will be used to reset everyone’s vaccine passports to zero, coercing people into a whole new round of vaccines for this new variant. Those stupid enough to go along with omicron variant vaccines will be signing up for a never-ending series of spike protein bioweapons injections, which will eventually kill them...

Fear, Fear, Fear

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A letter written by Botswana’s chief “Covid taskforce” doctor. All four cases detected in Botswana (the supposed birthplace of this new “variant”) were FULLY VACCINATED (is NOT a pandemic of the unvakzeenated). The vaccine IS the variant. Are you awake yet?


Where is the impact of the NU variant in Botswana?



Thanks @Persistent @NancyDrewberry for contributing :+1:

They need another reason for a tyrannical locdown to mentally break everyne - and another reason to shock people into getting more jabs – and another reason to explain illnesses after the jabs – an another reason to hide that the jabs are bioweapons – and another reason to bring in their digitial Mark.

DG members - Let's keep an eye out for new information concerning this topic. Please be mindful not to post redundant news on the thread (as different sites carry the same information) – we've got the foundation. Now, let's see where both sides (Liars and Truthers) go with it, even providing commentary if appropriate.

Commentary on any links in the thread is encouraged.


Thank-you. @DOTS for the good information.

You are certainly welcome.

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Omicron anagram = moronic, just about sums it up!

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South African doctor Angelique Coetzee, who raised alarm over Omicron variant, says symptoms are ‘unusual but mild’; and no loss of sense of smell and taste

The doctor who raised the alarm over the Omicron variant said patients had shown ‘unusual but mild’ symptoms.

Dr Angelique Coetzee was alerted to the possibility of a new variant when locals near her Pretoria practice had symptoms that did not fit the ‘traditional’ mould of Covid.

None of them suffered from a loss of taste or smell – both of which are part of the globally recognised symptoms of coronavirus.

Instead, patients suffered from the likes of intense fatigue and a six-year-old child with a high pulse rate, the Mirror reports.

Dr Coetzee, who chairs South Africa’s Medical Association, said: “Their symptoms were so different and so mild from those I had treated before.”

On November 18, when four family members all tested positive for Covid with complete exhaustion, she informed the country’s vaccine advisory committee.

She said in total about two dozen of her patients have tested positive Covid with symptoms of Omicron – which the world is now scrambling to contain with various travel bans.

They were mostly healthy men who turned up “feeling so tired” and about half of them had not even had a single dose – a prevalent issue in South Africa and in swathes of the African continent.

South African scientists say Omicron is behind a sharp rise of cases in the country’s Gauteng province.

There is NO test for Covid. The PCR test is not able to diagnose any virus, so this is just more lies to keep the sheeple scared into compliance with the evil agenda.

Continued at link.

Despite a flurry of international panic over the new COVID mutation, South Africa’s medical chief says the issue is a “storm in a teacup,” noting that the country has only recorded “very mild cases” of the new strain.

Dr. Coetzee - "So far what we've seen in very very mild cases so not sure why we are all up in arms."

Paul Joseph Watson in video below- "Well that’s not gonna be very good for pandemic panic is it?"

PJW on Banned Video - New COVID Mutation Has Only Produced "Very Mild Cases"


It's panto season.

Roger Watson offers his take on Omicron from Yorkshire:

We were led to believe, in March 2020, that the end was nigh.

Humanity was on the verge of a catastrophe and that 250,000 of us were going to die imminently of Covid-19 in the UK alone.

To date the official figure (‘with’/‘of’/‘recovered but hit by a bus’/’falsely attributed’—take your pick) remains under 150,000 Covid related deaths, the vast majority of which were not in young or healthy people. The picture regarding excess deaths over the Covid period is complicated. Many countries have experienced periods of excess death but not all of them attributed to Covid-19 and we can expect an increase in excess deaths due to a series of undiagnosed conditions, including cancer. We have had the delta variant (more contagious but less serious than the original) and even the ‘Yorkshire’ variant. This one swelled the breasts of all those who live in Yorkshire with pride (‘by gum, our own variant’). Sadly, it seems to have been a late April Fool joke. Most of us are still here.

Now with the omicron variant we have another attempt to strike terror into the hearts of the nation despite the fact that the South African scientist who identified it did not seem to be too concerned about it.

But once again, those who enjoy controlling our lives have the excuse they need to start turning the control dial up to eleven once again. Quick off the mark, and true to form, Western Australia has pulled up the drawbridge. The US, at the time of writing with no omicron variant cases, has shut its border to a tranche of southern African countries. Israel has closed its borders completely. However, the variant is appearing almost everywhere now in Europe (seek and ye shall find, of course) and it is hard to see what travel bans will do except great harm to the economies of South Africa and neighbouring states.

Read more at link.

Darren Birks of Vision News offers his take:

Omicron, then, is a Godsend for Whitty and Vallance. It enables them to claim vaccines alone won't be enough whilst also increasing the imperative to take more. Its emergence, in the last week of November, is also incredibly fortuitous for the technocrats.

But does the Omicron story pass the sniff test? No, of course it doesn't. The timing of its discovery appears dubious to say the least. According to the World Health Organisation Omicron was discovered on Wednesday; reported to the WHO on Thursday and the first 2 cases of it were discovered in Britain on Friday, with new restrictions and a doomsday prophecy by Whitty on Saturday.

...the sheer speed at which this variant was identified, isolated, codified and classified as being more of a risk than previous variants sounds unlikely if not unfeasible.

The announcement of the new virus comes in a week when some countries had been asked to vote on keeping Covid restrictions, the public's fear of plague stories on the wane, and questions were beginning to be asked about vaccine deaths by the mainstream media.

Omicron is said to be: A SARS-CoV-2 VOC is a SARS-CoV-2 variant that meets the definition of a VOI and... the WHO have decided all that in just 2 days.

The entire story didn't just fail the sniff test, it stank of lies, and manipulation.

Scare stories about previous variants were used to 'justify' the tyranny that followed. The announcement of a new variant just six weeks before Christmas has been done to condition the public for a Christmas lockdown.

Read entire article.


Gibraltar has a plan in place to manage the arrival of the Omicron variant, says the Director of Public Health. Dr Helen Carter says all measures are precautionary and temporary until more information is available.

Those who test positive for the new Omicron variant of Covid 19 in Gibraltar, as well as their close contacts, will have to isolate for ten days, regardless of vaccination status.

This is a new measure introduced by the Government in line with the UK announcements by the Prime Minister on Saturday evening.

To date, no cases of this new variant have been detected in Gibraltar.

The Director of Public Health says she is in contact with colleagues in the United Kingdom to stay constantly up to date with the situation there and globally. She says Gibraltar already has a plan in place, should cases of the Omicron variant be detected here.

It is not yet known how much more transmissible this new variant is, how much protection the vaccine will offer against this new variant or whether the new variant will result in more severe illness. As a precaution, the Director of Public Health has advised that if positive cases of the new variant do occur in Gibraltar, their close contacts will be required to isolate for 10 days regardless of vaccination status. This measure will be kept under review.

All of these measures are in addition to the continued requirement for testing of all arrivals at Gibraltar airport and a requirement that all persons residing in or visiting Gibraltar who arrive via any of the other regional airports around Gibraltar from red listed countries should also submit to testing.

The Director of Public Health, Dr Helen Carter, said: ‘Gibraltar is constantly monitoring developments worldwide and already has a plan in place if the new Omicron variant is detected here. At the moment, the advice is to be vigilant. This means wearing a mask where you need to, keep to your social distance, wash your hands and call 111 to arrange a test as soon as you notice any symptoms.’

The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, said: 'We all have a responsibility to follow the advice from Public Health Gibraltar to ensure that we do everything possible to keep the spread of this new variant detected in the UK and elsewhere in check, insofar as may be reasonably possible.

For that reason, we must ensure that all of us wear masks in shops and public transport. We are actively considering other measures and will make such further announcements as may be necessary. We all want to see our lives return to normal, but we cannot throw caution to the wind."


Gibraltar has a plan. Of course they do – this is a coordinated attack of the people of Gibraltar.

They already anticipant it's arrival – That's part of the coordinated plan.


Temporary UNITL THEY ARE NOT - like in the beginning to flatten the curve.

Wait, weren't vaccines the path to freedom? They lied and will continue to lie. Prove Omicron exists, Agent Carter, without computer modeling and fraudulent PCR tests.

It's only a matter of time (seek and ye shall find), as Roger Watson wrote above. It's arrival is pending, so that they can introduce more restrictions, and another lockdown.

Gibraltar is in Lockstep with the UK – Agent Carter is a disciple for their Covid Cult.

Because the plan is not to disclose that yet. It's all scripted and has to be developed like a story so that Gibraltarians will believe it.

Be afraid of this boogie mutant - Back to SQUARE ONE.

In other words, "Mask up you slaves! We need to remind you of your position." Further announcement have been necessary since the start almost two years ago since this psychological warfare began, “Der Fuehrer” Picardo.

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JCVI'S RAZZLE DAZE Press Conference

Jonathan Stafford Nguyen Van-Tam, deputy chief medical officer department of health and social care: "We've known from the outset of this pandemic that variants were always going to be inevitable; and we've seen many come... When a variant appears it always causes initial concern because at that point we don't know quite how it will behave; and in particular we don't know how our vaccines will hold up against that variant. AND IT'S ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE AT SOME POINT – WE'VE ALWAYS SAID IT – WE ARE GOING TO GET A VARIANT THAT GIVES US HEIGHTENED CONCERN. WE ARE AT THAT MOMENT WITH OMICRON..."

Enter villian stage Left:

And to "save the day" the answer is... A BOOSTER!

Wei Shin Lim (9:35-minute mark) – "Since the emergence of OMICRON, we've been reviewing vaccine response measures in the light of this emerging new variant. The two important considerations that underpin our advice. The first is THE IMPORTANCE OF BOOSTERS. And this is a really important point. The vaccines that we are using in the UK and globally, were developed against the original wild type virus... Variants increase the likelihood of a mismatch (and the protection provided by the vaccine will be lowered). From what we know about the OMICRON variant so far, it may be that the vaccines at the moment may be less good than against the current circulating Delta variant.


One way of reducing this impact of vaccine and variant is to increase the strength of the immune response provided by the current vaccine. In other words, if we can raise the level of the immune response generated by the vaccine, that higher level of immune response will REACH OUT AND PROVIDE EXTRA PROTECTION to mismatch variants... continues with more wizard razzle ma-daze.

Wei Shin Lim recommends the booster jab to be made available for all over-18s.

Ta-da – More JABS!

Covid booster jab roll-out extended to 18 to 39-year-olds, three months after second vaccine dose

JVCI advices interval between doses should be reduced from 6 months to 3 months.

Get the plan now

Daily Mail Headline: Can the booster drive cope? Scramble begins for scarce third-dose appointments with 40 MILLION Britons now eligible, prompting the Government to aim to starting jabbing 500,000 people in bid to outpace Omicron.

Are you buying the magicians act?

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BoJo: "Mask up or Pay"

In response to a handful of confirmed cases of the omicron variant of the Chinese coronavirus, the British government will reportedly begin issuing fines again for not wearing masks on public transport and in shops, with the maximum penalty set at £6,400.

Mr Johnson did not announce the introduction of fines, nor did Health Secretary Sajid Javid during his Sky News appearance on Sunday. However, according to The Telegraph, the fines will come into effect on Tuesday following votes in the Commons on Monday.

Those who fail to wear a mask on public transport or in shops will face fines starting from £200. The fine will double upon each offence recorded, with a maximum penalty of £6,400.

The plans include an early payment discount, meaning the initial £200 fine could be cut in half if it is paid within two weeks of being issued in order to encourage the swift payment of the fines, the report claims.

More at link.


South Africans Outraged Omicron Coronavirus Variant Tied to Them

South Africans, including President Cyril Ramaphosa, complained they were being unfairly ostracized and punished with travel bans.

MEANWHILE - It's already been supposedly transmitted to the Iberian Pennisula

Portuguese health authorities said Monday they have identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant believed to be more contagious, among team members of a professional soccer club.

The Ricardo Jorge National Health Institute said Monday that one of those who tested positive at the Lisbon-based Belenenses soccer club had recently travelled to South Africa, where the omicron variant was first identified.

The others, however, had not travelled to South Africa, indicating that this may be one of the very first cases of local transmission of the virus outside of southern Africa.

Next stop - Spain - Oh wait, it's already there.

Spain reports first COVID Omicron infection – Spain said Monday it had detected its first case of the new Omicron strain of COVID in a man who had recently arrived from South Africa. The 51-year-old was tested when he arrived at Madrid airport on Sunday via Amsterdam and was found to be positive, the regional government of Madrid said in a statement. "The patient has light symptoms and is undergoing quarantine," the statement added.

Anytime now... :gibraltar: Gibraltar will "find" its first case/s.

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A Reality Check.



The Way home or face The Fire

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Omicron, found in Europe before South Africa, jolts markets on vax fears

The financial markets and oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday after the head of drugmaker Moderna said existing Covid-19 vaccines would be less effective against the new Omicron variant. They were in the red despite reassuring comments from European officials and top executives of other vaccine makers who said all of the people infected are asymptomatic or showing only mild symptoms.

Oxford University, too, said there’s no evidence that the new omicron variant defeats the vaccine it developed with AstraZeneca, contrasting with more pessimistic views put forward by some other shot makers like Moderna and Regeneron.

BioNTech SE Chief Executive Officer Ugur Sahin said the current generation of Covid-19 vaccines probably will still protect against severe disease in people infected by the omicron variant. He suggested though the rate of infections may increase, symptoms will be mild.

{"Probably" - now that's scientific!}

Merck also said its Covid antiviral would likely to be active against Omicron.

{Can you say pharma-drug profits - shares rising?}

European Medicines Agency (EMA) Executive Director Emer Cooke told the European Parliament that existing vaccines will continue to provide protection. Andrea Ammon, chair of the European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC), said the cases of Omicron so far confirmed in 10 European Union countries were mild or without symptoms, although in younger age groups.

{Is this fact? Or are the poisonous jabs causing the variants :thinking:. Are they going for the younger age groups now?}

Major European stock markets, spooked by fears that vaccine resistance might trigger restrictions that would choke off a nascent recovery, were down nearly 0.5 per cent, having fallen as much as 1.5 per cent in early trade. In New York, Dow Jones and the S&P 500 opened in the red.

“There is no world, I think, where (the effectiveness) is the same level we had with Delta,” Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel told the Financial Times. “I think it's going to be a material drop. I just don't know how much because we need to wait for the data.

But all the scientists I've talked to are like 'this is not going to be good'.”

{What do they have up their sleeves?}

Bank of England policymaker Catherine Mann added to downbeat comments from US Fed Chairman Jerome Powell by saying Omicron could hit consumer confidence, which would not only weaken the British economy’s recovery but could also could push up inflation at the same time.

These are snake-oil salesmen - more jabs, more vaccines, more drugs.

Is it time to let :es: SPAIN'S HIPRA get the spotlight and profits? – Vaccine under development by Spain's Hipra could be booster against variants, minister says | National Post


World Council for Health Statement on Omicron (B.1.1.529)

World Council for Health (WCH) stands in opposition to the widespread scaremongering as a result of the discovery of the B.1.1.529 (Omicron) SARS-CoV-2 variant. According to available evidence, the variant is not of more concern than any others.

WCH recognizes that all viruses mutate and that natural immunity offers better protection against viral mutations than the Covid-19 inoculations.

We caution against the reinstatement of lockdowns and other unnecessary measures that have not been proven to slow the spread of the virus. These measures have been shown to cause undue harm.

WCH urges global leaders to listen to healthcare officials in Africa including Virologist Barry Schoub, the head of South African’s Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19 vaccines, and Joe Phaahla, South African Health Minister.

Dr. Schoub has saidit is “unlikely that it’s going to cause more severe disease.” Phaahla has called travel bans on those coming from eight African countries a “knee-jerk reaction” that “doesn’t make sense.”

Earlier this month, the African continent was being celebrated for being “one of the least affected regions in the world,” according to the World Health Organization, despite fewer than 6% of the population being vaccinated.

It should also be noted that the initial four cases of Omicron to be discussed in the media were in vaccinated people in Botswana, where only 20% of the population is fully vaccinated.

WCH stands with African nations and recognizes their ability to determine what is best for their people. WCH does not believe that these nations are in need of “rescue” by Western nations eager to vaccinate and firmly stands against any and all travel bans.

As vaccine manufacturers scramble to create a new vaccine for this variant, Would Council for Health reminds the WHO, the FDA, the MHRA, and other regulatory agencies that safe vaccine development takes around 10 years. Further novel vaccine products developed in haste by Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, or any other drug manufacturer will not be acceptable to the people of Africa or the people of the world.

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New “Omicron” variant so far detected ONLY in the “fully vaccinated”

New “Omicron” (read Moronic) variant so far detected ONLY in the “fully vaccinated (mindless morons)

Moronic Omicron

The latest strain of the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) that they are calling the “Omicron” variant appears to only affect people who are “fully vaccinated.”

First identified in Botswana (supposedly), Omicron arrived just in time for the big Black Friday stock market rumble. You might even say that Omicron is the cover story for the impending economic meltdown.

Anyway, the world is unlikely to hear much about anything else besides Omicron in the coming days – except, of course, for the fact that it does not appear to be affecting the unvaccinated.

According to the president of Botswana, all four patients who were identified as having Omicron were previously vaccinated for the earlier strains of the Fauci Flu.

“The Presidential COVID-19 Task Force informs the public that four (4) cases of a new COVID-19 variant now known as B.1.1.529 were reported and recorded on Monday 22nd November 2021,” an official media release explains.

“The four (4) cases were detected among travellers who tested SARS-CoV-2 positive on routine pre travel testing. The variant tests were carried out as part of the routine genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 as prescribed in our COVID-19 response plan.”

The letter does not explain how the fraudulent PCR tests were miraculously tuned to pick up the so-called Omicron variant, but whatever.

It was revealed, however, that all four patients had gotten their injections in obedience to Tony Fauci and Bill Gates, and that further investigation is taking place to see if anyone else around these four individuals also “caught” the new strain.

Don’t let anyone try to tell you that Omicron came about because of the unvaccinated

To get out ahead of the expected propaganda aimed at “anti-vaxxers,” it cannot be stressed enough that Omicron has not yet been detected in an unvaccinated person.

This is important to keep in mind because we are sure to start hearing all over the news about how none of this would be happening if everyone had just rolled up their sleeves and obeyed Joe Biden and the other politicians who are pushing these injections on the masses.

Truth be told, there would not even be an Omicron variant (assuming it really does exist) if the “vaccines” had never been introduced in the first place. The plandemic would also already be long over.

As many have been warning for months, introducing vaccines right in the middle of an alleged “pandemic” only makes things worse by fueling the spread of “super mutations,” which is apparently now happening.

If only “science” had left things alone and let this thing run its natural course, life could have returned back to normal. Instead, the know-it-alls who are in love with chemical injections insisted upon inserting experimental drugs into people’s bodies, not really knowing what the end result would be.

At this stage in the game, officials are claiming that Omicron is now the most “heavily mutated variant” of the Chinese Flu, containing 32 mutations in the spike protein and 50 overall.”

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Incoming Emergency Use Authorization on Covid pills...

Omicron was in Europe long before travel bans on southern Africa

Scientists say it will take weeks to unearth how dangerous the new variant is. But we do know that Omicron has been found in Europe, with cases of community transmission identified in earlier COVID-19 samples before the travel bans came into place.

Dutch health officials said Tuesday that Omicron was present in the Netherlands a week before two flights arrived from South Africa carrying the virus. At least one of the cases is thought to have been contracted in the Netherlands, RIVM virologist Chantal Reusken told national broadcaster NOS.

Nine cases of Omicron were linked to a private event on November 20 in Scotland, days before South Africa announced the existence of the variant. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told Scottish Parliament Tuesday that none of the individuals had a recent travel history or known links to others who had traveled from southern Africa.

These cases have prompted some to question the need for the cascading travel restrictions, which has triggered a wave of resentment on the African continent.

Making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory was once unthinkable. European countries are showing it can work { :triangular_flag_on_post:This should be a red flag - an intro to European Mandatory Jabs?}

FDA advisers vote to recommend authorization of Merck pill to treat COVID-19

As fears about the Omicron variant mount, advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted to recommend Emergency Use Authorization of a pill made by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics to help treat COVID-19. The narrow 13-10 vote endorsed the treatment, called molnupiravir. { :triangular_flag_on_post: the push for EUA on drugs :triangular_flag_on_post:}

More at link.