It's interesting to note that the CDC and WA State Department of Health officials are looking very contradictory this week.

 IS CDC AND WA STATE SENDING MIXED MESSAGING?

The CDC on Wednesday confirmed the first case of the new COVID strain dubbed Omicron by the World Health Organization (WHO). The person is in CA, and had returned from a trip to South Africa where the strain was first detected. They are said to be doing well, and the CDC says they remain in standard quarantine protocols.

It's interesting to note that both the CDC and WADOH admit the first US person to get Omicron was fully vaccinated, yet they continue to push the shot despite not fully knowing if this new variant is vaccine-resistant

  Dr. Angelique Coetzee who is the South African doctor who first noticed unusual symptoms among a number of her patients, led the effort to look at their tests. The WHO on Nov. 6th confirmed the new strain and dubbed it Omicron.

Two days ago, Gov. Inslee and Seattle's lame-duck Mayor Jenny Durkin as well as DOH officials released this statement which read in part:

"The discovery of the Omicron variant does not change our approach to fighting the pandemic. We are continuing to urge everyone to get vaccinated, get boosted, wear a mask and be safe.

..."Public health officials say it will take a couple weeks to better understand this variant. As we learn more about the implications of this variant in our state, we must remember the Delta variant remains the dominant strain...

"That means getting fully vaccinated, or getting a booster shot if eligible. Boosters increase the strength of your antibody response."

The symptoms of Omicron so far are a dry scratchy throat, night sweats, occasional body pains, very 'regular' flu-like symptoms.

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It's interesting to note that both the CDC and WADOH admit the first US person to get Omicron was fully vaccinated, yet they continue to push the shot despite not fully knowing if this new variant is vaccine-resistant

In fact, the CDC included this as part of their released Wednesday:

"The recent emergence of the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters, and general prevention strategies needed to protect against COVID-19. Everyone 5 and older should get vaccinated boosters are recommended for everyone 18 years and older."

So, we're supposed to not assume the Omicron variant is less symptomatic than Delta because it's "too early to tell," yet health officials and politicians keep pushing vaccines as a hedge against it--without knowing if it's vaccine-resistant.

 

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