Newer Immune Evasive SARS-CoV-2 Variants Are Not Causing Disease Severity Or Deaths But Expect More Long COVID-19 Issues And Excess Deaths!
Source: Source: COVID-19 News - SARS-CoV-2 Variants & Sub-lineages Oct 25, 2022 5 months ago
: Despite warnings from Chinese researchers and other virologists that the new SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variants and sub-lineages could be reverting to the same level of pathogenesis as that of the original SARS virus that debuted in 2002, none of these sub-lineages like the BQ.1, BQ.1.1, BA.2.3.20 or even the XBB recombinant variant seems to causing disease severity or even increased deaths with the exception of those in the vulnerable groups. (ie the aged, young, obese, immunocompromised and those with existing comorbidities.) https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.09.15.507787v3
Unless off course there is a concerted effort by governments to conceal data about disease severity and deaths, so far the XBB and BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 surges in many countries have not really demonstrated any increase in disease severity or increase in deaths.
But what has been seen is that those in the vulnerable groups despite being vaccinated and boosted, were still susceptible to the new variants and sub-lineages and those that were aged (especially above 70) and with existing comorbidities, were often faced with increased mortality risk.
Hospitalizations and use of supplemental oxygen rates were seen to be increased in countries like Germany, France and Denmark but only in the vulnerable groups and not in the younger healthy populations.
Despite all this, the WHO chief scientist, Dr Soumya Swaminathan has still issued warnings about the rise in COVID-19 infections and the possible surges the XBB variant could cause.
However, many researchers are warning that despite less disease severity and immediate deaths from infections, the newer Omicron variants and sub-lineages could actually contribute to more serious Post COVID or Long COVID complications. As these new variants and sub-lineages are more immune evasive and better at disarming the human host responses, we are unlikely to see the disease severity brough about by cytokine storms or hyperinflammation.
However, the new variants and sub-lineages can still cause not only dysfunctional immune and cellular pathways issues but also start wreaking havoc on the various cells, tissues and organs and ultimately lead to a variety of health issues including some with fatal outcomes such as heart failures, strokes, organ failures including the kidneys, CVST, sepsis, intestinal ischemia, etc.
In fact, the new Omicron variants and sub-lineages seems to be evolving for better viral persistence.
This will be a blessing for those who actually created the SARS-CoV-2 virus as their plans for population reduction and eugenics would be met without any resistance as most of the stupid masses simply prefer to assume that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is getting mild and similar to common colds and are endemic and most governments can get away with the burdens of COVID-19 and simply let most of the stupid masses die from heart failures, strokes, organ failures, ischemia etc without attributing it to COVID-19. In fact, there ha
s been very little COVID-19 News
coverage of such excess deaths that seems to be occurring commonly these days.
Already studies are showing that heart failures are increasing especially with the mild Omicron variant.
We will also see other issues emerging form these mild variants and sub-lineages including diabetes, various cancers and a whole spectrum of neurodegenerative disorders and issues.
These newer Omicron variants and sub-lineages will be the new silent killers and are actually a ‘boon’ for the owners and investors in the pharma and medical industry.
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