Grim WH forecast says 60K-300K more Covid deaths by March, when Omicron expected to ease up

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Even though the Omicron variant is milder than previous variants, cases and hospitalizations are declining across the country, daily deaths are a fraction of the pandemic highs seen in early 2021 and Trump era FDA chief Scott Gottlieb has reportedly predicted that the pandemic is over, the White House says otherwise.

This week White House forecasters reportedly projected up to 300,000 more dead Americans by March.

The forecasters, part of an independent group that uses several pandemic models to develop projections that are then shared with the White House, expect between 58,000 to 305,000 Americans to die between the three-month period starting in mid-December 2021 and ending in mid-March 2022, according to the Associated Press.

Pennsylvania University biology professor Katriona Shea, who reportedly co-leads the group, told the AP that this expected surge in deaths “is Omicron driven.”

Despite the variant being milder, it’s far more transmissible, meaning “you’re going to see more sick people,” meaning more deaths.

“A lot of people are still going to die because of how transmissible omicron has been. It unfortunately is going to get worse before it gets better,” according to University of South Florida epidemiologist Jason Salemi.

It’s not clear if Salemi is also in the forecasting group.

That being said, this idea that things are “going to get worse before” before they get better isn’t being well-received by the public. Anger is growing because the government has been saying the exact same thing for nearly two full years straight now.

To many, it feels like the pandemic and all the restrictions that have come with it — mask mandates, vaccine mandates, lockdowns — will never end unless people stand up to the powers that be who don’t want it to end:

The belief that the pandemic will never end is not fringe. A recent NewsNation poll found that a stunning 52 percent majority of American voters believe the pandemic will never end.

Amazingly, World Health Organization director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has also warned that the pandemic may never end — unless selfish Western countries stop “hoarding vaccines.”

The WHO has stood in staunch opposition to the Biden administration’s focus on booster shots, arguing that the vaccine by itself is enough, and that the booster doses should be given to those countries.

“What is clear is that it’s critical to get first shots into arms and protect the most vulnerable before boosters are rolled out. The divide between the haves and have nots will only grow larger if manufacturers and leaders prioritise booster shots over supply to low- and middle-income countries,” Tedros said back in August.

“The virus is evolving and it is not in the best interests of leaders just to focus on narrow nationalistic goals when we live in an interconnected world and the virus is mutating quickly. … Vaccine injustice is a shame on all humanity and if we don’t tackle it together, we will prolong the acute stage of this pandemic for years when it could be over in a matter of months.”

But the Biden administration and its army of far-left COVID zealots — the Fauci “groupies” who screech about “equity” and “tolerance” in one breath — don’t appear to care.

The WHO’s point is that COVID is a global pandemic, meaning that shaming unvaccinated and unboosted Americans — particularly those with natural immunity — into getting the shots will do little if there are millions of people without natural immunity dying left and right in other countries.

Vivek Saxena


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