But is Omicron really a “common cold”? We don’t know for sure yet, and it would be unwise to assume such. But if it is vastly less severe than other COVID variants, it becomes more like a vaccine to be feared by Big Pharma than something to fear for most of the population.
2021-12-28, By Alexander Zhang.
COVID-19 will become “just another cause of the common cold” and people who test positive will have to be allowed to go about their normal lives as they would do with any other cold, a British medical professor has said.
Paul Hunter, professor in medicine at the University of East Anglia, told BBC Breakfast on Dec. 28: “COVID is only one virus of a family of coronaviruses, and the other coronaviruses throw off new variants typically every year or so, and that’s almost certainly what’s going to happen with COVID—it will become effectively just another cause of the common cold.”
Also talking to the Today programme, Professor Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at Oxford University, backed the government’s decision not to impose new restrictions.
“The horrific scenes that we saw a year ago—intensive care units being full, lots of people dying prematurely—that is now history in my view and I think we should be reassured that that’s likely to continue,” he said.
WIND: let’s hope we are “there” soon and that the damage done by COVID terrorism can be mitigated, especially to children.