Progressive politicians in Europe in the United States are pushing for more COVID pokes and are looking to re-instate draconian lockdowns again.
Experts say the number of cases is rising so rapidly due to the spread of the highly-contagious Omicron variant, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says accounts for anywhere from 40 to 70 percent of the new cases in the US.
At the same time, however, the number of daily deaths has halved from 2,800 to 1,400 between Wednesday and Thursday. The drop comes after multiple studies showed that Omicron was likely to cause up to 80 percent fewer hospitalizations than Delta.
Some scientists though argue that rolling out vaccines every three-to-four months simply isn’t ‘doable’ and may not even be necessary because of Omicron, which some believe will speed up the process of endemicity and consign days of sky-high hospitalization and death figures to history. Read more