One of the latest variants, BA.5 – now thought to be the cause of nearly all COVID infections – is linked to measles in terms of contagiousness and transmissibility.1 This makes it the most infectious of all SARS-CoV-2 types,2 It is the most infectious virus known to man. Fortunately, it is also much less lethal than the original Wuhan strain. According to the July 5, 2022 deadline report:3
“BA.5 was first identified in South Africa on February 26. Less than a month ago, on June 4, it accounted for only 9.6% of cases in the US, while its predecessor, BA.2.12.1 topped the stack at 62% .
Today, the CDC [U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] It is estimated that the transducer is responsible for about 54% of the new cases here. This is double BA.2.12.1, which now accounts for 27% of infections. The higher BA.5 also left the sister sub-component BA.4 in the dust at 16%. It’s ascending faster than any other variable over the course of the pandemic…
One reason for BA.5’s dominance is that it appears to be even more transmissible than BA.2.12.1… “The OMICRON BA.5 subvariant is the worst version of viruses we’ve seen,” said Eric Tobal, founder and director of the Scripps Research Institute. Translational Institute, Professor of Molecular Medicine and Executive Vice President of Scripps Research, in an alternate position4 last week.
“It takes immune escape, really extensive, to the next level, and as a function of that, enhanced transmissibility, well beyond Omicron (BA.1) and the other Omicron family variants we’ve seen.”
In other words, BA.5 is much better at evading the immunity provided by vaccines, and is particularly good at evading the immunity conferred by previous infections.5“
BA.5 circumvents previous defenses
Even if you’ve had COVID before, get the vaccine and all your boosters, and even if you have hybrid immunity (meaning you’ve had a previous infection and a COVID shot), you’re likely to get BA. Because he seems particularly adept at circumventing all previous defenses.
This ability to evade immunity is likely a result of mass injection, as vaccinating a population during an acute outbreak pressures the virus to mutate more quickly. The image below, from Topol’s Substack article,6 Shows the genetic distance between BA.5 and previous strains.
This scenario had been foreseen even before the mass injection campaign began, but no one was in a position to make decisions out of mind. So here we are.
What remains is whether BA.5 will cause a worse or milder infection than Omicron, which was on a par with the common cold. The problem we have is that governments around the world have done an astonishingly great job of undermining good data collection and reporting, so it’s very difficult at this point to extract what is really happening in the real world.
For example, in the United States, COVID cases are at “all-time lows,” Dr. Michael Mina, epidemiologist and chief scientific officer of telehealth company eMed told CNN on July 11, 2022.7 However, on the same day, NPR . reported8 that BA.5 was “increasing issues and re-infection” in the United States. So, what is it?
Meanwhile, Europe has reported a sharp rise in both cases and in hospitals.9 Keep in mind that “cases” simply refer to positive PCR tests, which are unreliable at best, as they cannot identify active infection, and hospitalizations for COVID are often patients who are hospitalized For other cases, it happens to be a positive COVID test.
The only pilot study10 Our BA.5 to date indicates that the virus replicates more efficiently in human lung cell cultures than Omicron subvariant BA.2, and infection experiments with hamsters suggest that it may cause a more severe infection than BA.2. However, there is no evidence to suggest that BA.5 is more lethal than any previous version.11
BA.5 Fires calls to get more reinforcements
Despite the fact that BA.5 was an expected product of pressure from mass “vaccination,” governments around the world are doubling down on the failed reinforcement strategy. As Time magazine reported on July 11, 2022:12
“European regulators are urging a second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines for people over 60 as cases and hospitalizations rise sharply again… Weekly case rates among people aged 65 and over increased by 32% in 22 1 out of 24 countries reported during the week ending July 3 compared to the previous week…
The [European Medicines] The agency said that, at present, there is no clear evidence to support giving a second booster dose to people under the age of 60 who are not at increased risk of serious illness…
Separately, EMA CEO Emer Cooke said work is underway toward potential approval of vaccines adapted to meet the new variants in September.
Two days later, July 13, 2022, the Biden administration followed suit, announcing that all adults, including those under 50, would be eligible for a second batch this fall, allaying concerns about waning immunity. The announcement came just one week after Biden signed a $3.2 billion agreement with Pfizer to acquire 105 million doses that would target Omicron sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5.13
Bachelor 5 may become old news soon
Interestingly, once BA.5 took over the world, it was already well on its way to being replaced by another strain with the designation BA.2.75. In a second article dated July 11, 2022, Time magazine reported:14
“The rapidly changing coronavirus has generated a highly contagious omicron mutation…BA.2.75…may be able to spread rapidly and overcome immunity from previous vaccines and infections.
It is unclear whether it can cause more serious disease than other Omicron variants, including the globally prominent BA.5… Fueling experts’ concerns is the large number of mutations separating this new variant from its Omicron ancestors.
Some of these mutations are located in regions related to the spike protein and could allow the virus to bind to cells more efficiently. [director of clinical virology at the Mayo Clinic, Matthew] Binnicker said.
Another concern is that the genetic modifications may make it easier for the virus to circumvent previous antibodies — protective proteins the body makes in response to a vaccine or infection from a previous variant.”
Re-infection is the new club they will beat us with
As discussed in “Omicron Variant and Vacc Resistance,” Omicron initially originated in “fully vaccinated” patients, raising suspicions that the mass vaccination campaign itself was driving the rapid surge of the virus.
The problem we now face is that these new strains all seem to be able to breach both the natural and artificial defenses, that is, the natural immunity and the antibodies associated with COVID, leading to recurring infections.15th
By that I don’t mean that we are faced with a dangerous virus infection again. This is not the case. We’re mainly looking for endemic species of something similar to the common cold. The main difference is that it is no longer seasonal.
No, the real problem is that the authorities are responding to COVID as if it were a deadly pandemic, using what are essentially cold symptoms to shut down economies and strip people of their rights and freedoms over and over again.
Newer variants, such as BA.5 and BA.2.75, have all developed ways of circumventing our immune defences, including natural immunity, and these unfortunate and largely man-made conditions now provide fear-takers new fodder.
The possibility of re-infection with SARS-CoV-2 is not really a big surprise. Coronavirus, after all, is the virus responsible for the common cold, and throughout history, there have been people who have succumbed to more than one cold bout in a given year.
What is surprising is that governments are willing to destroy economies, children’s education, mental health and the very concept of democracy on endemic cold symptoms. Unless it is run by individuals and/or patients who are clinically insane, no government would do such a thing.
Assuming world leaders are free of such diagnoses, the fact that they do these things suggests that there is an entirely different reason behind their actions. COVID just happens to be the only excuse available, so they have no choice but to forego everything it’s worth, even if it makes no sense from a medical perspective.
When will the fear end? When you stop responding
In January 2022, it looked as if the COVID-19 story had collapsed beyond the point of no return, as many health officials and world leaders finally acknowledged that COVID shots could not end the pandemic and that we had to “learn to live with the virus.” Some even began speaking out against the frequent reinforcements.
I discussed this in Are We at the End of the Epidemic? The main driver for this shift in the pandemic narrative was the emergence of the Omicron variant. Although incredibly contagious, it only caused mild cold symptoms in the vast majority of people, leaving the flock’s natural immunity in its wake.
Unfortunately, newer variants, such as BA.5 and BA.2.75, have all developed ways of circumventing our immune defences, including natural immunity, and these unfortunate and largely man-made conditions now provide fear-mongers new fodder.
So, at this point, it looks like the pandemic will remain a major rationale for a “major reset” of societal standards, medicine, finance, transportation, food, and the rest. In my estimation, the only way to definitively eliminate the “Trojan horse” justification is for people in the world to stop fearing COVID.
As long as the fear of infection persists, it will be used to control and enslave us. In other words, the epidemiological narrative will continue to be used for sinister ends until and unless people begin to fear global tyranny more than they fear a state of fever and rash, and respond accordingly.
Originally Posted July 21, 2022 at Mercola.com
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