Yeah, that was another lie. It’s just much less dangerous, period. A new study has the real numbers (in the appendix, as usual).
In December, the panic porners on Team Apocalypse had a problem.
They wanted you to be afraid of the Omicron variant. So afraid that you’d rush out to get a Covid vaccine booster.
Leave aside the fact that the desperation to boost for Omicron made no sense in any case. Aside from a few weeks of moderate protection at the absolute peak of antibodies following a second or third dose, studies from several countries show that the vaccines are effectively useless against Omicron.
Nonetheless. To the public health grandees, vaccines – and now boosters – are the answer, whatever the question. And they very clearly hoped Omicron would convince people to be boosted.
Which meant Omicron had to be dangerous.
Only it wouldn’t cooperate.