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Source: World COVID-19 News  Jan 03, 2022  2 years, 3 months, 1 week, 5 days, 6 hours, 7 minutes ago

2022 Is Bleak! The World Is Under Attack By The Omicron, New Delta Subvariants, New Omicron Sub-lineages And Recombinant Strains!

2022 Is Bleak! The World Is Under Attack By The Omicron, New Delta Subvariants, New Omicron Sub-lineages And Recombinant Strains!
Source: World COVID-19 News  Jan 03, 2022  2 years, 3 months, 1 week, 5 days, 6 hours, 7 minutes ago
World COVID-19 News: Already the first few days of 2022 starts with news headlines around the world highlighting stories about COVID surges and countries breaking new COVID-19 infection records, hospitals being overwhelmed, waning immunity of the vaccines and the need for booster shots and off course the stock market sections are showing the exponential share price increases of various big pharma and biotech companies and listed undertakers!


 
Incompetent medical authorities, charlatan medical experts and clueless but greedy politicians are also featured prominently in the front pages on garbage media that relies on sponsored contents claiming that the COVID-19 pandemic will end this year or that they have things under control etc.

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To date, more than 290.6 million people around the world have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. It is expected by end of 2022, at least 3 billion people around the world should have been infected with the Omicron variant which is highly transmissible. Despite being mild in initial symptoms for many, the potential burden from long term health issues or Long COVID is going to be phenomenal and the public healthcare infrastructures around the world have never been prepared to handle such caseloads. Excess deaths are also going to be exponential.
 
So far only 5.46 million humans have died from the COVID-19 pandemic according to official figures but it is expected that despite Omicron being mild, at least another 4.1 million people are expected to die globally in 2022 from COVID-19 according to conservative optimistic projections. However, should variants like the new B.1.640.2 or newer Omicron sub-lineages start emerging and gaining circulation dominance, then deaths rates will go up catastrophically. It should be noted that such a scenario is very much likely to occur!
 
Below are some of the latest COVID-19 figures and developments over the new the holidays. and the latest World COVID-19 News.
 
(Note that in most Western countries, the data on COVID-19 infections and deaths has not been properly updated yet as for most of the health officials in these countries, the priority is still on the holidays and partying….not on the seriousness of the pandemic!)
 
Australia
 
In Australia, NSW recorded 20,794 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths on Monday while Victoria reported 8,577 new cases and three deaths and Queensland saw 4,249 cases and one death. Tasmania saw a new daily record of 466 new infections on Monday, compared to 397 and 411 on the previous two days. The ACT recorded 514 new c ases of COVID-19,marking a fresh one day record for the territory.
 
It was reported that in NSW, the number of patients with COVID-19 in intensive care rose from 83 to 95. In Victoria, 56 people are in ICU with COVID-19 and 24 are on ventilators, while in Queensland, 10 people are in intensive care. Queensland Chief Health Officer John Gerrard said a man in his late 30s with "probable COVID-19" died at his home on the Gold Coast.
 
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged Australians to remain calm and to not be alarmed about the sharp rise in cases and hospitalization figures. The national number of COVID-19 hospitalizations reached 1,769 on Sunday, with 1,000 of those hospitalizations in NSW. The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care is however lower at 148 nationally on Sunday. Fifty-one people were on ventilators. 
 
Canada
 
Quebec reported 15,845 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday and 13 new COVID-19 deaths, as hospitalizations surpassed 1,200. Of the new cases, 12,476 people were double-vaccinated or received their second dose more than seven days prior (out of 6,488,443 Quebecers), 2,667 people were unvaccinated or received one dose of vaccine less than 14 days prior (out of 1,536,075 people), and 702 received one dose more than 14 days prior (out of 521,931 people).The positive cases came from analyzing 54,065 samples, making the positivity rate in Quebec 30.9 per cent.
 
Ontario hospitals are feeling the brunt of soaring COVID-19 case counts as the virus rips through the province at record speed and infects high numbers of patients and health-care workers. The situation has become so serious that some hospital networks are reporting that hundreds of their staff members have tested positive for the virus, are symptomatic or are in isolation after an exposure. Public Health Ontario reported 16,714 new infections on Sunday and a record 18,445 cases on Saturday, noting both figures are considered underestimates. The number of active cases in the province has now crossed the 100,000 mark.
 
Nova Scotia is reporting record-shattering COVID-19 case counts and test positivity rates over the past two days.
 
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting 2,425 cases and two deaths on Sunday, representing two days’ worth of data. Ottawa has 8,593 known active cases. There are currently 21 people with COVID-19 in hospital.
 
In the Atlantic region, Newfoundland and Labrador has set a single-day record for COVID-19 infections for a sixth straight day with 466 cases announced on Sunday. Meanwhile, Nova Scotia logged 1,893 infections over the past two days, and Prince Edward Island announced 137 cases since its last update on Dec. 31.
 
United States
 
America reported 161,060 new COVID-19 infections of the 1st of January amidst limited testing due to shortage of test kits. On 31st December,446,567 new COVID-19 cases were logged and 585,013 new infections were logged for the 30th of December 2021.742 D