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If you aren’t quaking in your boots and hiding under the bed in terror of the THE DELTA VARIANTZOMG!!!, no problem. They’ll keep coming up with others until they come up with one you ARE scared absolutely stupid by.

MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX) — As the Delta variant of the coronavirus fuels an ongoing COVID wave, Bay Area health experts are keeping a close eye on yet another variant: Delta Plus.

“We believe that it’s at least as bad as Delta,” said Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious disease specialist at the University of California San Francisco.

“Having additional variants is going to be expected with any virus,” said Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, professor of Global Health & Infectious Diseases at Stanford University School of Medicine. “The fact there’s a Delta plus doesn’t mean this is going to be any better or worse. At this point, we just don’t know.”

Both doctors expect more mutations will continue to arise until vaccination rates increase.

“Delta-plus is not the end of the story. Until more of us get vaccinated we’re going to have these reports of weird other Greek letters and combinations of Greek letters — we might even run out of the Greek alphabet,” Dr. Chin-Hong said.

Oh, I think that’s probably a pretty safe bet myself. But please, Doctor, I beg you: can’t you give people here in the Home of the Brave some kind of hope, however frail and fleeting? Isn’t there SOMETHING we might do in this disease-ravaged, corpse-cluttered land to save at least a handful of us from dying horribly because of the dreaded Yellow Doom?

“What we can do is get vaccinated and keep ourselves from getting infected. That’s how we stop these viruses from mutating,” Dr. Maldonado said.

Well, shit. Guess I’m a dead man then.


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  1. I didn’t bother to click on it, but I just saw a headline about the Lambda variant.

  2. Yep, the scare mongering will continue until morale collapses.

    I am curious as to just how they know these ‘variants’ are spreading. Didn’t the CDC admit the PCR test could not accurately distinguish between COVID and the good old flu? Am I supposed to believe it can detect subtle mutations in the virus? Or if they are using some other test that can tell the difference, why isn’t that being used more generally?

    1. It’s all BS as you know. They can do dna sequencing, at high cost. As far as I know, they most certainly are not doing that for more than a case or two.

  3. The vaccines don’t confer immunity to viruses which can escape immunity, so those 50 percent of the US population fully vaccinated are back at square one. They’re vulnerable to variants which have been around since last October, and probably before. “An analysis of more than 50,000 real-life SARS-CoV-2 genomes isolated from patient samples further showed that most of these virus mutations were already circulating, albeit at very low levels in the infected human populations. These results show that SARS-CoV-2 can mutate its spike proteins to evade antibodies, and that these mutations are already present in some virus mutants circulating in the human population.” That’s 50,000 variants, since October 2020. There are likely to be a lot more by now.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re vaccinated or not, if you don’t have natural T-cell immunity, you’re not going to be immune to new variants. The vaccines all focus on the spike protein, and there are – as of three months ago – over 1400 variants in the US alone which can evade the vaccines. What the vaccines do is filter out the variants for which they’re made, so if you get infected with a soup of alpha, wild type, and delta variants as the major components, plus hundreds of other mutations as minor components, the vaccines will filter out the alpha and wild type viruses, and leave the Delta and the rest alone – and *those* will reproduce. The dominant strain will then, by natural selection, be the Delta strain, accompanied by the rest, and those will be spread to others. So let’s say we get a Delta booster shot. That filters out the Delta variant, and leaves the rest, including (say) the Lambda variant alone to reproduce, and be spread. So we get a Lambda booster shot, and that takes care of the Lambda, but the Epsilon variant isn’t touched, so we need another booster. And this could continue on for 20 years, until the variant names fill the page. On the other hand, natural immunity rules – Emory University School of Medicine:

    Another thing – these vaccines produce spike proteins which get out in the bloodstream, and they produce lots of bad effects – brain fog, myocarditis, inflammation in blood vessels, blood clots, and so on. My bet is that the effects of periodic injections of spike protein-producing mRNA will have cumulative effects, so that mortality from side effects will increase over time. The vaccines are a dead end (excuse the pun).

    There are ways to stop the spread – – and cheap and easy ways to prevent and treat the infection – and these can be used in a public health context to prevent people from needing this long chain of ineffectual and frankly dangerous vaccines and boosters. 

    The only people the vaccines and boosters benefit are the pharma companies and the politicians and agencies which they own, lock, stock, and needle. Since the makers and providers are 100% immunized from civil liability, including medical malpractice – see – every booster shot – 500 million, say, at $20 each, is a $10 billion boost to the bottom line. Figure every six months or so for a new booster, and there’s huge cash flow. The only indication I can see here is to buy Pfizer and Moderna stock… Even if people start dropping dead from side effects, there’s no legal liability whatsoever, it’s just pure profit. If you want, I can produce references, but unless you have a pretty solid background in hard sciences (my PhD is in physical/organic chemistry), they’re apt to be tough sailing. 

    PS – here’s a reference which you might find interesting – “COVID-19 and the Political Economy of Mass Hysteria” And yeah, this is kind of a recycled post/email. saves me typing the same stuff, but the questions keep coming up. Eventually it will sink in to enough people, and they’ll get loud and out in public, and that’s important, too:


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