Oh my goodness, a pandemic!!

From Jupes in a previous thread, with thanks.

The ‘38th’ figure is where Covid was placed on the ABS list of 2020 causes of death.

Thirty. Eight. No, seriously. It’s official.

Well, as official as a number from the ABC can be. Anyway all part of our current forms of insanity. As others have pointed out, Omicron is an anagram for moronic. I can only hope when we get to Omega it will really be the final end to it all, as in the Alpha and the Omega. Omega is last!

Not to mention this: South African doctor says patients with Omicron variant have “very mild” symptoms.

A South African doctor who was one of the first to suspect a different coronavirus strain among patients said on Sunday that symptoms of the Omicron variant were so far mild and could be treated at home….

“The most predominant clinical complaint is severe fatigue for one or two days. With them, the headache and the body aches and pain.”

The news of the new variant emerging from South Africa prompted a swift reaction from several countries, including Britain, which on Friday imposed a travel ban on several southern African countries with immediate effect, a decision South Africa has strongly contested.

Bizarre and the reaction is deeply shameful.


29 thoughts on “Oh my goodness, a pandemic!!”

  1. It ends when the media decides it ends. If everyone would stop getting tested it would go a long way to helping (imagine the hand-wringing in the lying media!)

  2. Have we considered that a large percentage of the media may have caught, and still be infected with, a particularly difficult strain of COVID-19 to diagnose, the symptoms of which include patterns of anti-social behaviour?

  3. From the same ABS data:

    The leading cause of death was ischaemic heart diseases

    These figures are from 2020. I think ischaemic heart disease is going to have a bumper 2021 for some reason.

    Intentional self harm ranked 15th. I wonder whether that will also go higher in 2021.

  4. I think (ischaemic) heart disease is going to have a bumper 2021 for some reason.

    To clarify, I should have said heart conditions in general. This is too specific.

  5. No less than six articles on the ABC online today on the “scary” new mutant virus. Talk about fear pawn.

  6. The reaction isn’t bizarre. It’s totally éxpected. Anyone thinking otherwise is delusional. Totally invested in the narrative and possibly a crackhead

  7. Bizarre and the reaction is deeply shameful.

    Not to mention stupid.

    If Omicron is mild you actually want it to spread amongst healthy people so communities can build up natural immunity.

  8. Thank God for Omnicron (moronic) reaching Oz .. the Mail Online was so bereft of “new” news that it was repeating it’s 3 days ago stories but …. NOW ……….. LOL!

  9. Great news! I’m seeing signs for the first time in the news media today that they know we know that the hysteria they’re using to sell newspapers and/or create clicks is bullshit.

    But I fear that having journalists treat us like adults is a bridge too far. Real change will come only when hysteria starts sending news retailers broke — which will still leave the ABC, whose revenue isn’t generated by sales, but by gutless gutless politicians fearful that the ABC’s propaganda guns will be trained on them if they try to Shut.It.Down and Fire.Them.All.

  10. Omicron
    It’s the one
    Which makes news days so much fun

    I may nave shamelessly unaccreditedly used some words and the tune from Sesame Street.

  11. The reaction isn’t bizarre. It’s totally éxpected.

    Yeah, true, but it’s depressing to see all the lemmings tearing past on their way to the cliff top.
    The social momentum of this stuff is amazing. And so little real world basis for it.

  12. which will still leave the ABC, whose revenue isn’t generated by sales,

    Which is good, because advertising creates a Conflict Of Interest.

    but by gutless gutless politicians fearful that the ABC’s propaganda guns will be trained on them if they try to Shut.It.Down and Fire.Them.All.

    Not making sense there.
    If they shut it down, what’s there to worry about [from the ABC]?

  13. It might be of interest to some that the word omicron means the small o as opposed to omega which means the big o.

  14. Now up to eight articles today on the ABC peddling fear porn on a virus mutant. It hasn’t killed anyone in Aus and can apparently be treated at home. You do wonder about “our ABC’s priorities and whether they are all working from home just pushing out grunge from overseas feeds with a bit of twiddling to make it seem local. Or has Dan given them the G-Up to go full throttle on fear to support his bill. Either way it is doing a huge disservice to the community.

  15. Just my opinion and based on first hand experience, I think that the powers that be are going to really regret the day they coerced our youth (under 35) to be injected with mRNA technology given that there is no coming back from the damage caused to heart, lungs and thyroid (cancer). The evidence is overwhelming yet they still have not got the memo, God bless their cotton socks.

    For this cohort, the basis was to stop the spread of the virus which turned out to be a complete and utter failure, and instead, it looks like that the mRNA vaccines are going to kill more than the virus would have ever done.

    “Shameful”, Steve, is not a strong enough word for what these complete nitwits have done and continue to do. When there is demonstrable evidence that clearly shows that the risks far outweigh the benefits you stop, my daughter’s life is not their fucking casino to play around with.

  16. Cool-Snoopy says:
    November 29, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Interesting. Thanks.

    There were 98,913 deaths that occurred between 1 January and 31 August 2021 and were registered by 31 October.
    This is 4,791 deaths (5.1%) more than the 2015-19 average and 3,542 deaths (3.7%) more than in 2020.

    My breeze-past reading is that deaths from cancers, diabetes, and dementia have increased from the 2015-2019 average. I wonder what the suicide stats are this year so far?

  17. I wonder what the suicide stats are this year so far?

    I read an ABC/Age story some months ago that suicide rates have not increased, which contradicts what Ambulance Vic has experienced during these lockdowns. Our region, for example, has had far more calls in the last two years that in previous years.

    But then anything like this will be hidden or obfuscated.

  18. I’ll bet the farm that this is done by Leftist Chairman Dan supporters

    Yes. The brick through the coffee shop window. But they have good CCTV footage of the brick hurler, so I would expect the plod to find him, once they stop posing in front of mirrors in their riot gear. But I also expect we never hear another word about him if they do.

  19. The funniest thing last night was watching the news anchors and politicians yesterday screaming “DON’T PANIC!” in the manner of Corporal Jones, when they are the only ones talking about panic. Even those of my acquaintances who normally devour pandemic panic porn are completely unruffled by the news of omicron.

  20. Cool-Snoopy says: November 29, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    There is another interesting ABS Data Set I have been following:
    Provisional Mortality Statistics, Monthly Dashboard, Jan 2020-Jul 2021.xlsx
    Table 2.1 Doctor certified deaths, Number of deaths, selected causes

    That page reports

    The SDR of 285.0 per 100,000 is and below the average rate for 2015-2019 which recorded an SDR of 306.4.

    Which means that the impact of Covid-19[84] has reduced the pace of the departures, no?

    What pandemic?


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