And just like that…it’s 2020.
Not only are we still talking about Donald Trump and Roger Stone’s smarmy face is still assaulting us on the news, but like a bad re-run of a horror show we have seen before, or a nightmare we just can’t seem to wake up from, COVID numbers are spiking through the roof.
Lines to get tested are snaking around the block, with hours-long wait time. Hospitals are overcrowded. Shows are closing. Businesses disrupted. Schools are going back online. Like riding a bike, social distancing skills are once again being brushed off and put to practice
It’s COVID deja vu all over again.
Those familiar feelings of uncertainty and foreboding are resurfacing. Though they never really went away, many of us began to slowly venture out into the greater world, empowered by a booster shot. For a touch o’ normalcy, we tentatively began eating in restaurants, going to the theatre, movies, gathering with friends. But those fearful feelings lay dormant, lurking just beneath the surface ready to pounce at an opportunistic time.
And it has. Just like the virus.
Just in time for the holidays, another Coronavirus wave here. And it is very worrisome. Omicron infects 70x faster than previous COVID Strains. Breakthrough COVID cases are rising.
It is positively frightening.
In my own state of New York, we are having a massive surge in positivity. The county I live in has not seen such a spike since January, and in N.Y.C. COVID positivity rates have doubled in three days as omicron spreads.
It is deadly serious.
This is no time to monkey around. Get your vaccines. Get your boosters. Wear a mask and stay safe.
The world is racing to get control of omicron and yet some Americans are acting less like monkeys and more like jackasses.
Some still refuse to do the right thing even as the U.S. topped 800,000 deaths this past week.
What are these monkeys not seeing and refusing to hear? Somehow these anti-vaxxers view science and facts as evil. Covering their eyes in fear, they choose not to see, they choose not to hear, they speak no evil which to them is science.
Now Omicron is spreading as fast as the conspiracy theories.
Anti-vaxxers are already attributing omicron to conspiracy theories proof positive that the pandemic is orchestrated by powerful interests and new variants of the disease are part of this shadowy plan. Omicron is just the next step of a global conspiracy!
Crackpot theories range from believing that the vaccine caused the omicron variant. Another is the variant is being pushed by the government and big pharma to undermine ivermectin an anti-parasite drug that vaccine skeptics claim treats COVID.
Another kooky claim says the timing of the variant suggests government officials are trying to distract people from following the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell who is accused of helping Jeffrey Epstein traffic underage girls. This is just coo coo.
This strain of information is dangerous and harmful and the spread of false information continues. Don’t turn a blind eye to this danger. Listen to the warnings of science, don’t keep spreading lies.
Do the right thing. For yourself and for others.
Or just like that…you could die.
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