How Prevalent is Omicron and How Concerned Should You Be?

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Omicron: it sounds scary, kind of like the villain in a Marvel movie that Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk will shoot into space so Iron Man can explode. But how worried should the people of Earth really be?

We know that COVID has actually taken way too many lives. We know that it’s also been used as a tool of the politicians in Washington to control people who have for (in their not so humble opinion) far too long marched to the beat of their own drums. So it makes sense that anything that can tame the spirit of the American that has lived on for more than 200 years, channeling the undying dedication of the Founding Fathers is a mystery tool that the left would want to keep in their toolbox for as long as possible.

Unfortunately, we would be remiss to not look at human nature when considering what precautions should be taken when dealing with the virus that is the political way of life.

So, is Omicron as bad as the other variants? No. There’s no debate about that. COVID-19 may still be sweeping the nation, but it has put its focus on quantity, not quality this time around. According to The Daily Wire, it’s estimated that Omicron was about 58 percent of all the variants circulating in the country for the week ending on Christmas Day. And the new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that 41.1% of all U.S cases are the Omicron variant.

Omicron is quite contagious, by all accounts, and it’s also infecting the fully vaccinated (big surprise there). Meanwhile, a recent study found that the variant could infect some 140 million Americans by March but the majority of those infected may well be asymptomatic.

“We are expecting an enormous surge in infections … so, an enormous spread of Omicron,” said Dr. Chris Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, according to USA Today. “Total infections in the U.S. we forecast are going from about 40 percent of the U.S. having been infected so far, to having in the next two to three months, 60 percent of the U.S. getting infected with Omicron,” he said.

So, while Omicron does have a bigger reach, according to researchers, it appears to be largely a hollow threat. Let’s be honest, there’s not much threatening about an illness where most of the people who have it don’t even know they’re ill.

It was recently discovered that in London alone, 70 percent of individuals admitted to the hospital under the “COVID-19 admit” tag, came to the hospital with other complaints, and were tested while there (whether upon admission or during the stay) and found to have COVID.

And while everyone who feels their condition might be serious should take their health seriously, let us not forget that the CDC was found to be handing out contaminated tests that came back positive without a person’s specimen in it at all, early in the pandemic. Is that the case? We don’t know. But we do know it could happen because it has already happened before.

That information, combined with the fact that the majority of some hundred and a half million people who contract the illness won’t even likely know they’re sick … is enough to make a person wonder.

So, what is Omicron? Yes, it’s something that could terrorize the city. Is it something that should terrorize you? Probably not, in reality. Will Iron Man be the answer to this growing problem? Unless Robert Downey Jr. has made significant political changes, again, likely no. But it’s possible another superhero could free us from the tyrannical grip of COVID-19. It’s just likely that he (or she) will wear a power tie and nice leather shoes and speak the truth via a platform that can’t shut him (or her) down.