The Continuing Nightmare


A chap writing for Breitbart thought that the new strain out of Botswana might be called nu. Why not mu, which comes before nu, I thought. As it was, I don’t believe we had gamma before the health gurus plumped for delta. I think there was a flirtation with a new strain lambda, but that went nowhere in the survival of the fittest game among viruses. Anyway, we now have omicron.

I understand that a body called the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) has naming rights. I would just say omicron is the fifteenth letter of the Greek alphabet. Thus, only nine are left. So, care is needed in skipping letters in future lest we run out of letters. Bet your life, the virus has many more shapes to take.

Apparently, the new strain has thirty mutations on the spike protein. I think. Who would have thought ordinary folk would talk this way and be understood. Big pharma is lickin’ its lips. Boosters, augmenters, whole new vaccines, the dollars will keep rollin’ in.

Politicians too will get a fillip in throwing their weight around. Banning travel, locking people indoors, masking them; those barbed-wire quarantine centres will come in handy. What a lark.

You know that advice we all get when given antibiotics. Take the whole course. That’s to prevent bacteria becoming resistant to the antibiotic. How about a vaccine which allows the virus to live in abundance within the host? Might that not provide the evolutionary opportunity for novel strains to develop, resistant to the vaccine?

Just spitballing here but I wonder if vaccines had not plagued our lives whether the virus would now have run its course. Therapeutics would also have been developed, standardised and promoted. As it is, the nightmare continues. Freddy Krueger’s back.


59 responses to “The Continuing Nightmare”

  1. Angus Black Avatar
    Angus Black

    I’d like to know how it is that leaky vaccines don’t have exactly the same effects on viruses mutating that failure to complete courses of antibiotics (which has been a “crime against humanity for decades) has on developing mutated bacterial diseases.

  2. Pommyal Avatar

    Doctor Mike Yeadon calls the variants, samiants because most of the ” variants” are 99.7 % the same as the original virus.
    Another classic example of nothing to see here until MSM blow it all out of proportion.
    Absolutely sickening.
    Totally sucked in by the sheep.

  3. Pommyal Avatar

    Prophilactic treatment has been there since early last year. We have a MAJOR problem with the so-called medical professionals. They are killing people. They have to be held accountable.

  4. bemused Avatar
    bemused

    The question arises that if those who want to reduce the world’s population to about 2 billion or less, who will be left with the knowledge and capability to sustain the elite that want this outcome? The elite will become the meek in a world where might is right and all their hopes and dreams will collapse.

  5. Lee Avatar

    The question arises that if those who want to reduce the world’s population to about 2 billion or less, who will be left with the knowledge and capability to sustain the elite that want this outcome? The elite will become the meek in a world where might is right and all their hopes and dreams will collapse.

    Should that ever occur, the not-so-wise-as-it-happens “elite” eugenists will be the first to be strung up on lampposts or guillotined and their goods and property stolen by the survivors.

  6. Aaron Avatar
    Aaron

    “Just spitballing here but I wonder if vaccines had not plagued our lives whether the virus would now have run its course”.

    Plagued our lives?

    Polio, Smallpox, Tetanus etc

    Don’t compare the Covid garbage vaccines with the real McCoy.

  7. Damon Avatar
    Damon

    It is accepted by the entire medical establishment that the virus rarely kills anyone under 50, and that the overall survival rate is arguably in the order of 99%. It’s basically just another flu virus, so why the hysteria?

  8. Vicki Avatar
    Vicki

    Just spitballing here but I wonder if vaccines had not plagued our lives whether the virus would now have run its course.

    Assumed Peter is talking specifically about the COVID “vaccines”.

    Of course, what may be happening (let us hope not) with this Sth African variant is precisely what epidemiologist Geert Van Den Bossche has been warning of for many months. It is incredible that no virologist, let alone any of the medical bureaucracy, has challenged the viability of his prediction

  9. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    I’m going to make the most of the limited freedoms graciously given to me by Il Don Dom Pairofrits on the 15th of next month.
    When the next lockdowns are upon us and the booster shot runs into double numbers I would never catch up.
    Even if I came a snivelling coward without the strength of any conviction and had those jabs starting now.

  10. Botswana O'Hooligan Avatar
    Botswana O’Hooligan

    Little Kalahari Bushman Mum always said that my surname would get me into trouble but she was wrong by the look of it.

  11. JC Avatar

    Peter

    I don’t get why you would imply it’s strange that this or other viruses mutate. Isn’t this what they do? Consequently, why would a strain found in Botswana be that unusual as I don’t quite get your implication here. Also, just like the flu shot which changes from year to year, why would a booster either carrying a variance or not be out of the ordinary?

  12. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Polio, Smallpox, Tetanus etc

    Don’t compare the Covid garbage vaccines with the real McCoy.</blockquote
    Polio lives naturall in the human gut, it can only be ingested through contaminated drinking water.
    Do kids in Australiav still get Polio?
    Stand outside Brisbane's Mater Hospital in the middle of a weekday, you'll see women pushing spindly looking kids, that haven't thrived, in wheelchairs.
    I'll bet they're not calling it Polio but that's what it looks like.
    Tetanus lives naturally in the guts of cattle, sheep and horses.
    Does Tetanus occur in vaccinated people?
    Of course it does.
    Small pox was never a killer, despite the propaganda.
    Have children died or been horribly injured from Smallpox Vaccine?
    Course they have.

  13. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Plagued our lives?

    Polio, Smallpox, Tetanus etc

    Don’t compare the Covid garbage vaccines with the real McCoy.

    Every child that is vaccinated has his growth checked in some way, and he never makes up the loss.
    The mask slipped when the Medical Establishment was puffing the value of the Covid Vaccines, they admitted that the childhood vaccines were far from risk free, but the Covid Vaxxes weren’t like that.
    They say there’s a fool born every minute, but there’s a world of difference between losing your money and losing your health.

  14. Peter Smith Avatar
    Peter Smith

    Yes Vicki, thanks, I was referring to the Covid vaccines. Thought it was plain in context but could have made it clearer.
    I didn’t mean to imply JC that it is strange that viruses mutate. Of course they do; generally, becoming less deadly. I was simply speculating about the effect on mutations of vaccines which allow hosts to incubate full viral loads and pass on the virus. Might this have an effect 0f producing strains which are more deadly than would otherwise be the case?

  15. Pommyal Avatar

    Check gateway pundit for more info.
    Jumped past letter Xi for some reason. No one knows.

  16. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    OMG … it’s the oMyGod Variant

  17. 132andBush Avatar
    132andBush

    OMG … it’s the oMyGod Variant

    To be followed by the FMD variant.

    Then the “holy shit” one.

    This isn’t ending anytime soon.

  18. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    I have been doing some supply teaching work at a school and as such have been added to the school email list.

    Yesterday I got an email from the boss before they buggered off on LSL , “the department wants you to think about what you will do if we are in lockdown when school returns next year”.

    (adjusts tinfoil hat) Seriously it’s almost as if the govt can predict the future.

  19. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    Every child that is vaccinated has his growth checked in some way, and he never makes up the loss

    So that’s what happened to you, Grigory.

    Your parents must have been remarkably health-conscious when you were small. Excessively, even…

  20. Barry Avatar
    Barry

    The number of Omicron mutations quoted is based on a comparison with the original Beta variant.

    The Omicron count of 30 INCLUDES all the Delta mutations, as it’s a derivative of Delta.

    Delta had “more than 20 mutations” compared to Beta.

    Therefore the new variant has between 1 and 10 more mutations than Delta.

    So it is less different to Delta than Delta was to the original strain.

    PAAANNNNNNNIIIICCCCCC!!!!

  21. grumpy Avatar
    grumpy

    A new variant will be announced every time people stop being afraid.

  22. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Booster nine
    You’ll be fine

  23. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    Booster ten
    Alright then

  24. Figures Avatar
    Figures

    Don’t compare the Covid garbage vaccines with the real McCoy.

    Covid vaccines are more dangerous but exactly as useless as all the others.

    Doctors are the sole gatekeepers as to the testing/diagnosis of all other “vaccine preventable” diseases and they don’t like diagnosing/testing for a particular condition if the patient is vaccinated for it.

    With covid, anybody can get themselves tested [with a meaningless test] so cases still happen.

    Vaccines *never* reduce disease but in the case of covid they don’t even *appear* to reduce it. There is no endgame. They have to stop testing but they don’t know how.

  25. Figures Avatar
    Figures

    I didn’t mean to imply JC that it is strange that viruses mutate. Of course they do; generally, becoming less deadly.

    They don’t become more or less of anything.

    The whole “they mutate into harmless [or more virulent] forms” makes absolutely zero sense.

    If there’s a quadrillion “dangerous viruses” and there’s a mutation in one, now harmless, virus particle then you still have a quadrillion (minus one) dangerous virus particles.

    And yet morons line up to get a new flu shot every year for 5 new strains – never asking themselves how they expect to be protected from all the millions of strains that had come before and *still exist*.

    And bacterial resistance to antibiotics isn’t real either. It appears that way because antibiotics don’t “work” the way we think they do.

    Depending on the patient and where they are in their healing, antibiotics – as well as analgesics, vitamin C, colloidal silver, ivermectin, antihistamines, anti-virals and alcohol – can suppress symptoms. All that’s happening is that you’re delaying healing. The stronger the “drug” the greater the symptom suppression (and hence, healing delay) such that with some (especially antibiotics), you can delay it for weeks or months.

    When it doesn’t even appear to work for the patient, doctors blame “antibiotic resistance” but in the same hospital they’ll use the same drug on a different patient with the same symptoms and it will “work” just fine.

    Antibiotics can “work” (suppress symptoms) even when they’re shown to be incapable of killing the “culprit” bacteria in vitro.

    Conversely, they can be shown to kill “culprit” bacteria just fine in vitro even when they don’t appear to “work” at all for a patient.

  26. Maniac Avatar
    Maniac

    Grumpy’s right. Tuis is akin to the color-coded terror threat meter that Fox News used during the W. years.

    And how pathetic is it that we’re so afraid of China that we won’t name a variant after the dictator who rules them with an iron fist?

  27. Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure Avatar
    Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

    And how pathetic is it that we’re so afraid of China that we won’t name a variant after the dictator who rules them with an iron fist?

    Exactly.
    Does anybody believe if the next letter of the Greek alphabet had been “Donald” or “Trump” that the same silent leapfrogging of one letter would have occurred?
    … or even if it had, that there wouldn’t have been tens of thousands of gallons of printer’s ink used on articles discussing that leapfrogging?

  28. Mullumhillbilly Avatar
    Mullumhillbilly

    Miss Anthropist says:
    November 27, 2021 at 11:20 pm
    Booster ten
    Alright then

    Booster.
    Just Booster one,
    Then we’re done.
    Booster two,
    well its hardly new.
    Booster three
    Safer for me
    Booster four
    We all need more
    Booster five
    I want to survive
    Booster six
    Feeling’ bit sick
    Booster seven
    I can’t even…
    Booster eight
    Do we need this, mate ?
    Booster nine
    I don’t feel fine…
    Booster ten
    Alright then…
    Booster eleven
    Will we go to heaven
    Booster thirteen
    Ten snd three
    RIP

  29. Mullumhillbilly Avatar
    Mullumhillbilly

    Booster twelve
    Its for our health

  30. Dot Avatar

    JCsays:
    November 27, 2021 at 5:22 pm
    Peter

    I don’t get why you would imply it’s strange that this or other viruses mutate. Isn’t this what they do? Consequently, why would a strain found in Botswana be that unusual as I don’t quite get your implication here. Also, just like the flu shot which changes from year to year, why would a booster either carrying a variance or not be out of the ordinary?

    Well its because I never got locked up each year because of influenza, which is far more dangerous than a mutation of one of the 100+ viruses that can cause the common cold.

  31. Dot Avatar

    Depending on the patient and where they are in their healing, antibiotics – as well as analgesics, vitamin C, colloidal silver, ivermectin, antihistamines, anti-virals and alcohol – can suppress symptoms. All that’s happening is that you’re delaying healing. The stronger the “drug” the greater the symptom suppression (and hence, healing delay) such that with some (especially antibiotics), you can delay it for weeks or months.

    You are talking out of your arse. The symptoms of adult chicken pox, can easily kill a healthy person.

    What’s your solution to ebola? A good’s night sleep and some sunshine?

    Imbecile.

  32. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Taking a leaf from our morally and intellectually challenged politicians and their panic prone health advisers to personify the virus: It’s proving itself a damn sight smarter than they are.

  33. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    …those barbed-wire quarantine centres will come in handy.

    A West Australian epidemiologist, Dr. Zoe Hyde, has already been reported in the news this morning calling for a “centralised quarantine system” else we are headed to a “bad place”. She’s also an advocate for vaccinating children and endless masking.

    Her CV is hard to track down but her qualifications are not in virology but biostatistics, i.e. analysing data and making public health recommendations based on that analysis.

    ‘If the only tool you have is a hammer, you’re likely to see every problem as a nail.’
    Abraham Maslow .

  34. Annie Avatar
    Annie

    Booster Eleven,
    Prepare for Heaven.

    Or Hell.

  35. Annie Avatar
    Annie

    Sorry Mullumhillbilly:

    Saw your contribution after I posted!

  36. johanna Avatar
    johanna

    Those public ‘health’ numpties sure are fighting hard to maintain their unwarranted place in the sun. Imagine, after being fawned over and given dictatorial power for the last 18 months, it was beginning to look as though their moment was passing.

    Then, in the nick of time, the cavalry – in the form of Omnicrom – turned up.

    But, times change. With economic indicators turning down, a public weary of being bullied, and politicians looking at upcoming elections as minor parties surge, it may be that the mayflies’ day is done.

    Let’s hope so.

  37. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Let’s hope so.

    Indeed; in no other area of medical science would inexpert opinion be granted such authority.

    Let them get back to their forte of banning soft drinks and raising taxes on alcohol.

  38. bemused Avatar
    bemused

    It’s proving itself a damn sight smarter than they are.

    That really isn’t surprising. A virus isn’t morally or intellectually challenged. A virus has an aim, is focussed on that aim, does everything possible to maintain that aim, isn’t influenced to stray from its aim. It stays true to itself.

  39. Rex Anger Avatar
    Rex Anger

    You are talking out of your arse. The symptoms of adult chicken pox, can easily kill a healthy person.

    What’s your solution to ebola? A good’s night sleep and some sunshine?

    Imbecile.

    This is Chad Thunderbrain we are talking about. A fellow who arrogantly believes that all disease is merely weakness in other people (cause apparently ‘trauma’ makes you ill), but is abjectly terrified of walking into a doctor’s waiting room (let alone sitting in it for 10 minutes) on the grounds he will catch Death.

    Who’s the bigger neurotic, I ask- The medicos we see on telly, or anti-medicinal types like Chad here?

  40. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Roger

    Let them get back to their forte of banning soft drinks and raising taxes on alcohol.

    Don’t forget their other great hates, ciggies and fatty food.

  41. duncanm Avatar
    duncanm

    Grab this before it goes in the forgettery.

    Johannesburg/Nairobi: The first South African doctor to alert the authorities about patients with the Omicron variant has said the symptoms of the new variant are unusual but mild.

    “Their symptoms were so different and so mild from those I had treated before,” said Coetzee, a GP for 33 years who chairs South Africa’s Medical Association alongside running her practice.

  42. Barry Avatar
    Barry

    The third dose increases immunity,
    so after the fourth dose you
    are protected. Once 80% of the
    population has received the fifth
    dose, the restrictions can be relaxed
    as the sixth dose stops the virus from
    spreading. I am calm and believe
    that the seventh dose will solve our
    problems and we have no reason
    to fear the eighth dose. The clinical
    phase of the ninth dose confirms that
    the antibodies remain stable after
    the tenth dose. The eleventh dose
    guarantees that no new mutations
    will develop, so there is no longer
    any reason to criticise the idea of the
    twelfth dose.

  43. Rob MW Avatar
    Rob MW

    Peter,
    Just spitballing here but I wonder if vaccines had not plagued our lives whether the virus would now have run its course. – If this virus tracks the same as the Spanish Flu (without treatment/Vaccine – 1918 – 1922) then it’s possible that it will be around for another 2 years.

    In the mean time, suggest everyone stock up on dunny paper because obviously the virus gives everyone the shits, except for, CMOs & politicians who need adult nappies so they can shit themselves regularly anytime, anywhere for any reason. A new variant……….. oh goodie………lets start shitting !!

    Update: Youngest daughter doing a little better following the mRNA Pfizer (first shot) causing Myocarditis. Her Lymph nodes (neck & groin) have gone back to normal, breathing a little easier and her chest pain (heart & left lung) have eased to a constant ache. She’s just waiting for the next severe attack (expected yearly for the rest of her life) so she can do it all over again/sarc – it’s only taken 10 weeks since that jab to get to this point. Long live medical dummies with letters after their names !!

  44. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    If the only tool you have is a hammer, you’re likely to see every problem as a nail.

    or a rivet

  45. mem Avatar
    mem

    New York State has declared a state of emergency over the new variant even though it hasn’t recorded one case.
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/11/27/new-york-state-declares-state-of-emergency-over-omicron-coronavirus-variant-yet-100-recent-sampled-cases-were-delta-variant/
    Is this why Dan wanted his new omnibus emergency powers. He new this was coming and thought he’d whack it through so he could also declare a state of emergency over no cases? The ABC was busy hyping it up today with no less than four stories about the variant and supposed cases coming in despite tests not yet confirming this as the actual reality. Does anyone else smell a big rat?

  46. mem Avatar
    mem

    And this from the UK.
    “Omicron is an Anagram of Moronic – Which Helps Explain the Government’s Idiotic New Measures to Curb the Spread of the New Virus”
    https://dailysceptic.org/2021/11/27/omicron-is-an-anagram-of-moronic-which-helps-explain-the-governments-idiotic-new-measures-to-curb-the-spread-of-the-new-virus/

  47. johanna Avatar
    johanna

    Thanks for the update on your daughter, Rob – just appalling. 🙁

    I know it’s no consolation, but is she eligible for compensation? At least it might help with the medical and other extra bills.

  48. mem Avatar
    mem

    If I had hammer, Peter Paul and Mary
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGMOB2K78iM

  49. bemused Avatar
    bemused

    Triggered Dr. Fauci SNAPS At Rand Paul

    I watched the start of this video and had to turn it off shortly after Fauci started his rant. Fauci is the epitome of evil, the face of Doctor Death, completely uncaring about human life.

  50. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    bemused

    Fauci is the epitome of evil, the face of Doctor Death, completely uncaring about human life.

    Mengele starts with the letter “M”, not “F”.

  51. bemused Avatar
    bemused

    Mengele starts with the letter “M”, not “F”.

    Mengele came to mind, but each era needs to remember their own face of evil and that evil never rests.

  52. Pommyal Avatar

    Until people realise all of this isn’t about a virus or vaccine we have a huge problem. This whole thing has never been about “Health”. It’s been all about vaccine passports.
    If it was hydroxichloroquine or ivermectin would’ve been issued to everyone.
    So instead suppress that. Can’t issue an eua for a vaccine if there is a treatment.
    What part of that don’t people understand.
    So much happening at the moment that is incredibly dispiriting.
    Thankful for Catallaxy having a somewhat positive effect on my
    beleaguered brain.
    Thanks again.

  53. Bruce Avatar
    Bruce

    @ Mullumhillbilly:

    “In the first month of COVID,
    The experts gave to me…..
    Some bat soup and green tea.

    In the second Month of COVID,
    The Experts gave to me,
    My workplace closing and,
    Some bat soup and green tea.

    (Warming up, now)

    A full-strength lyrical mutation awaits, I suspect.

    Suggestions for this mutant seasonal song are welcome.

  54. Zipster Avatar
    Zipster

    New York State has declared a state of emergency over the new variant even though it hasn’t recorded one case.

    only 37.5% of small business demolished, lots of work still to do….

  55. Bruce Avatar
    Bruce

    ALWAYS remember that Falsi was integral to the AIDS / HIV fiasco, an earlier “Corona virus”.

  56. Rob MW Avatar
    Rob MW

    Johannasays:
    November 28, 2021 at 1:05 pm
    Thanks for the update on your daughter, Rob – just appalling. ?

    I know it’s no consolation, but is she eligible for compensation? At least it might help with the medical and other extra bills.

    Thank you Johanna. Yep, I think that she will be eligible depending on the rules that the public servants will eventually apply. Me thinks that because she is still alive that that might be an impediment in the same way that still being alive is an impediment to getting a medical exemption. NSW requires that one must have tried all available vaccines before a medical exemption can be issued, written clearly on the second page of the exemption application form. Clearly one must either be in a coma or dead to get an exemption approved. Who would have thought that if one mRNA vaccine nearly killed one that one should be frog-marched to get another mRNA vaccine just to be sure.

    Australia is in a world of hurt, yet, the expert elites have no idea what they have done.

  57. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me eight cross-benchers whinging,
    seven mongs a monging, six IBAC causualties, five vaxinations, four hotel quarras,
    three lock downs, two border crossings and a some bat soup and a green tea.

  58. another ian Avatar
    another ian

    Try this

    Omicron – in this instance more correctly

    “O MY Cron”

    “Cron ” being “The cron command-line utility, also known as cron job[1][2] is a job scheduler on Unix-like operating systems. Users who set up and maintain software environments use cron to schedule jobs[3] (commands or shell scripts) to run periodically at fixed times, dates, or intervals.[4] It typically automates system maintenance or administration—though its general-purpose nature makes it useful for things like downloading files from the Internet and downloading email at regular intervals”

    And we seemed to be waiting for the next instance – and lo and behold!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cron

  59. flyingduk Avatar
    flyingduk

    You know that advice we all get when given antibiotics. Take the whole course. That’s to prevent bacteria becoming resistant to the antibiotic.

    The other thing you do to avoid antibiotic resistance is DON’T GIVE THEM TO PEOPLE WHO DON’T NEED THEM

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