Winter Of Death? Yeah, No. Everything Biden Has Said About Omicron Is Wrong.
President Biden vowed to “shut down” the COVID-19 virus.
Well, that didn’t work out.
So Biden then sought to scare the @#%& out of everyone.
As the Omicron variant arrived in America, Biden declared: “It’s here now, and it’s spreading, and it’s gonna increase. … We are looking at a winter of severe illness and death for the unvaccinated — for themselves, their families and the hospitals they’ll soon overwhelm.”
Of course, Biden would go on a month later to say handling the coronavirus is more of a job for the states, effectively washing his hands of his botched handling and the government’s inability to provide tests (although the president did announce the construction of a test-making facility — which will open in 2024; thanks, Joe).
But here’s the thing. Biden and his Debbie Downer minion Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. immunologist, got everyone worked into a lather over the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19 — even before anything was known about the new strain — but poof, none of their dire predictions came true.
A growing body of evidence appears to show this: The Omicron variant is milder than the Delta strain; death from the new variant is far less than Delta; and Biden’s vaccine mandate — which targeted small businesses already crushed by two years of lockdowns and shutdowns — is all but moot.
The risk of winding up in the intensive care unit or dying from the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is 83% less compared to the Delta strain, according to a recent Canadian study. In addition, the risk of hospitalization or death for an Omicron infection is 65% less than Delta, the study found.
“Omicron appears to demonstrate lower disease severity for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals,” the study said.
The Canadian study mirrored findings from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate of hospitalizations of Americans with COVID-19 has dropped 50% amid the new Omicron variant compared to record highs seen a year ago, the data showed.
Even though the rate of cases has more than tripled since Omicron emerged around Thanksgiving, just about 3% of people with the virus are being admitted in hospitals, data from the CDC shows.
That rate is less than half the 6.5% of cases that needed hospitalization just over a year ago when the average daily case count was about 250,000. Deaths from the virus are just over a third of what was recorded last January at about 1,246 per day, far fewer than the record high of 3,400 just over a year ago, CDC data showed.
Dr. Fauci, meanwhile, said last week that based on new data about the Omicron variant, “all indications point to a lesser severity of Omicron versus delta.”