Almost makes you wonder if this latest variant isn’t all that dangerous (am I allowed to wonder that?). Hey, when in doubt (and your everyday, run-of-the-mill top health official apparently always is) just increase the panic level one more notch.
Germany: Omicron wave breaks new weekly cases record – The new wave of coronavirus infections in Germany has now surpassed numbers last seen in November. Experts are warning of the threat this poses to the unvaccinated.
You can catch that Omicron cold there lickety-split there these days.
Germany has added to the list of high-risk areas the highest number of countries in over a year at once, including several European Union Member States, amid the increase of Coronavirus cases throughout the world, and in particular, the spread of the Omicron variant.
Updating the list of countries highly affected by the virus on Friday, January 7, 2022, the Robert Koch Institute, which is the German government research institute responsible for disease control and prevention, has expanded the same list by adding the following:
Angola Argentina Australia The Bahamas Bahrain Belize Bolivia Cape Verde The Democratic Republic of the Congo Ivory Coast Estonia Fiji France – the French overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, St. Martin and St. Barthélemy Gabon Ghana Grenada Guinea Island Israel Jamaica Qatar Kenya Comoros Kuwait Luxembourg Mali Mauritania The Netherlands – the overseas parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands of Aruba and Curaçao Nigeria Panama Rwanda Zambia Sweden Sierra Leone South Sudan Togo Uganda Uruguay The United Arab Emirates
That means “unusual, but mild.” You know, like the symptoms of those infected with the latest Covid Omicron variant?
How did the Media Brain Police let this one slip through? Where’s the hysterical spin?
Omicron patients in South Africa are not in mortal danger so far – Body aches, extreme fatigue: these are the mild symptoms – so far known – of South African Omikron infected patients. Cases of the new virus mutant are also increasing in Europe.
And you call yourselves serious news people over there at Der Spiegel? That’s just not enough. Where’s the beef? How are you going to get your customers to panic with that?