Great! Millions Globally Are Unknowingly Getting Infected Asymptomatically or Mildly With Various Omicron Variants And Will Die In Coming Months Or Years!
To date, more than 408.5 million people have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus globally and more than 5.8 million people have died from the COVID-19 disease according to official figures. In the United States alone, 77.6 million Americans out of a population of 334 million people have been infected with the virus and 918,451 Americans have so far died from the COVID-19 disease. https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
The CDC and WHO have on many occasions said that the real figures could be many times higher. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/06/25/coronavirus-cases-10-times-larger/
It is estimated that as of now, around 1.2 billion people globally have already contracted the SARS-CoV-2 virus and not including excess deaths related to the virus, probably about more than 22 million people could have already died from the COVID-19 disease.
With the newer Omicron variants and sub-lineages that are emerging and are even more transmissible, it is expected by end of April, at least half of the world population (ie 3.95 billion of 7.9 billion people) would have already been exposed to the SARS-CoV-3 virus with almost 1 billion of them having been exposed to the virus at least twice or more ie re-infected!)
The Omicron variants not just the BA.1. BA.1.1 and BA.2 (the BA.3 variant seems to be decreasing in circulation) but also newer emerging sub-lineages are spreading exponentially!
Most of the initial infections are either asymptomatic or mild and many are not even aware that they have contracted the Omicron variant as many are not getting tested and at the same time, the ATK (Rapid Antigen Test Kits) or even nasal and saliva swab test involving RT-PCR protocols are no longer reliable when it comes to the Omicron variants despite whatever stupid studies or so called ‘experts’ may say otherwise!
The Omicron is so well adapted at evading the body natural immune system and defenses and also the vaccine induced antibodies that Omicron viral persistence is going to be a major issue. https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/warning-preliminary-published-a
Already in December 2021, the US. NIH shocked the world with study findings that SARS-Cov-2 viral persistence is a major issue despite discounting or downplaying viral persistence initially. https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-u-s-nih-study-shockingly-reveals-sars-cov-2-viral-persistence-throughout-human-body-and-in-the-brain-even-in-those-who-were-asymptomatic
Since then, more studies have emerged that are validating SARS-CoV-2 viral persistence. https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-sars-cov-2-persists-in-intestinal-enterocytes-up-to-7-months-after-symptom-resolution--viral-persistence-is-real-and-a-serious-issue
It should be noted that stupid testing protocols involving nasal or saliva samples are not going to be able to detect the virus that is ‘hiding’ in the deeper tissues or organs of the body!
Even a new study has shown that the testes of males are excellent sanctuaries of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-brazilian-and-american-study-discovers-that-the-testes-of-males-could-be-viral-sanctuaries-for-the-sars-cov-2-virus
(Please we are not advocating that all infected males get castrated!)
But what is going to be great is that millions of stupid and ignorant people who think that Omicron is ‘mild’ are going to infected either asymptomatically or mildly with the virus and not even knowing it and are either going to develop issues due to viral persistence or due to long COVID
(health or medical conditions that are a result of the either the virus directly or indirectly, or via its viral proteins or even hidden prion structures in its genome either disrupting, dysregulating or damaging the various cellular pathways, tissue, organs or causing downregulation, upregulation or destruction of various genes and cytokines.)
Initially, it was though that only 20 to 37 percent of all who were infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus or any of its variants would end up developing long COVID especially if they had moderate or severe symptoms or conditions.
However studies later emerged that irrespective if individuals were asymptomatic or even only had mild symptoms, they could still develop long COVID and that anything between 40 to 64 percent of all those were exposed to the virus could develop long COVID.
Newer studies that are underway are indicating that the Long COVID prevalence rate could even be as high as 87 to 92 percent of all who have been exposed to the virus and that many are not even aware of the damage that is underway in their bodies.
The Omicron is even better at causing long term health complications.
Already it is now coming to light that most exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus or its variants are at high risk of heart issues.
But what is emerging is that long COVID is not just a mild or moderate disease but rather many dangerous conditions with fatal outcomes are arising in the group including fatal CVST or cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.
Fatal heart failures, fatal strokes, organ failures especially the kidney and liver are fast rising among those that had been exposed to the virus.
Neuro-degenerative diseases and conditions arising in long COVID-19 patients are still not as disturbing as gastrointestinal issues resulting in sepsis and deaths! https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/great-news-south-korean-study-shows-that-sars-cov-2-is-literally-killing-the-microglia-cells-in-the-host-brain-hence-the-various-arising-neurological-
In the coming months and years, we are going to see a large proportion of long COVID patients developing cancers and tumors and dying even faster from what we are terming as ‘aggressive and fast-accelerating cancers’.
Hence, while many are now rejoicing at the lifting of various COVID-19 restrictions, the fast spreading Omicron variants and emerging sub-lineages along with even newer third generation Delta subvariants that are spreading specifically in certain geo-locations will result in an exponential number of people getting exposed to these viruses. Vaccine immunity is not only waning but gradually losing efficacy against the emerging variants and sub-lineages.
The great news is that we can expect to see more stupid and ignorant people in coming months suffering from Long COVID symptoms and a large population of them gradually dying from it though due to political issues, most of these deaths will not be identified as being due to the SARS-Cov-2 virus or long COVID issues.
We can even expect even greater news around late March or April 2022 as with the US and certain European countries now adopting newer monoclonal drugs and also Molnupiravir for treatment protocols, we at Thailand Medical News
strongly believe that considering the current kinetics of the pandemic, a newer and more lethal SARS-CoV-2 variant is likely to emerge by then in either the United States or in Europe.
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