Omicron has proven to be another horrifying variant.
Omicron The first person identified in South Africa on November 24, 2021 was Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a private physician and chairman of the South African Medical Association. Dr. Coetzee needs more time to tell the BBC how serious the virus is for vulnerable people, but the patients she examined “Very mild symptoms” that’s all. She said she complained most of her fatigue and body aches. No one needed hospitalization. South African hospital Did not overrun With Omicron patients in a country where three-quarters of people are not double-jabbed.
South Africa was not the only jurisdiction where Omicron’s symptoms proved to be very mild. Dr. Teresatam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Director, said in mid-December that all cases of Omicron were either. Mild or asymptomaticAnd by early January she had a “severe illness” Do not spike It is proportional to the number of Omicron cases.
Despite the calmness of Omicron, and despite Canada’s 87 percent vaccination rate (on the surface with “effective” COVID shots) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau With the expected surge in incidents and deaths due to Omicron, he urged Canadians to “hunt down” for a “difficult winter.”He called for a surge in infectious diseases “scared,” And 100% of truck drivers (working in one of the most lonely professions) are required to take COVID shots. Just before the holiday season, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos issued a harsh warning as this terrifying new threat prevailed. To avoid traveling.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford On December 10, 2021, he declared, “I have never faced an enemy like Omicron.” That day, the Omicron incident across Canada was still going on. Only 87, And no one died on it, or on it. Ford limited indoor private gatherings to just 10 people.
Quebec’s Prime Minister François Legault went a step further, proclaiming a state of emergency and re-imposing a curfew from 10 pm to 7 am. Quebecs who do not contain the vaccine have been banned from shopping in large retail stores, and Premier Legor has announced plans to introduce special new taxes to those who have not taken COVID shots. The Catholic Bishop has canceled the Christmas Church service. Quebec officials argued that the decision to revive the curfew in December was based on evidence gathered by various organizations, including the Quebec Institute for Public Health. The institute said No documentation was provided to justify the need for a curfew.
As expected, government-funded media also contributed to the fear of Omicron.one Such news reports On December 10, 2021, we announced that “the worst of Covid is coming.” World Health Organization Warn that Omicron poses a “very high” global risk.
Of course, we all need to rest assured that the Omicron variant did not meet the overheated predictions associated with its arrival in Canada in November 2021. This gap between fear and reality was consistent with the huge gap between the initial forecasts for March 2020. COVID is as bad as the 1918 Spanish flu and is a reality that has lasted for the past two years. The impact of COVID on the life expectancy of the world’s population was only part of the impact of the Spanish flu, which killed tens of millions of young people in their 20s, 30s and 40s.
Together with Omicron, politicians have once again promoted the worst of COVID-related developments and rushed to impose further restrictions on business and society. Canadians whose jobs, travel plans, charter rights, and in fact their entire life have been affected by government actions may reasonably ask: various government responses are known about the Omicron threat. Was it proportional to what you were doing?
In light of the actual evidence of this “variant of concern”, the horror message declared by government officials and the media was much exaggerated. Tighter blockades and mandates were imposed across Canada without justification, and the rights and freedoms protected by the Charter were further violated without demonstrable evidence.Indeed, Dr. Coetzee said that people outside South Africa Overreaction..
As for Omicron, South Africa overcame it, most American states were indifferent, and Canada chose to blockade. What was the inconvenience imposed on Canadians by capricious and arbitrary government actions, was there any benefit to this Canadian approach?
Canada’s reaction to Ottawa, such as Ottawa’s claim that all truck drivers get COVID shots and the ongoing unscientific discrimination that prevents vaccine-free flights from flying, is a “science” that doesn’t exist outside Canada. Indicates that information is being provided to the government.
How many more times must Canadians be expected to recognize the wisdom and goodwill of elected civil servants in the face of blatant horror? The last three months haven’t been that many. Public health is politicized for purposes that have little to do with public health, and Canadians pay a high price for it.
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