SHARYL ATTKISSON reminded us now that HHS (Health & Human Services) will renew the 'Covid-19 pubic health emergency for 11th time'; how? why a renewal if Biden says pandemic is over?

by Paul Alexander

I ask you to comment, could this really be, is this really all about politics, elections, as under Trump, now under Biden, that there was NEVER ever an emergency, & this is about POWER, 'keeping it'?

Title: If POTUS Biden said the pandemic is over, then why would HHS move to renew the public health emergency declarations an 11th time? Is it not time to remove the emergency declarations?

An 11th renewal is ludicrous and nonsensical, absurd and has no basis. Is this about mid-term elections? Is this about Presidential elections in 2024? Is this purely politics now and the drive to hold onto accrued power amassed with the lockdown lunacy?

Omicron as the current dominant variant and it’s sub-variants (clades) is very mild such that for most people, even many high-risk people, they can adequately handle the infection and cope with it. The reality is that while omicron can still present a challenge (as does seasonal influenza and common cold and a range of respiratory illnesses) to elderly persons and especially those with co-morbidities (as well as obese persons, immune-compromised persons), it is revealing itself to be no more severe than seasonal flu, and generally less so.

Moreover, we have used repurposed therapeutics (as prophylactics and treatment) effectively and we have availability. We also know who is the at-risk group and how to effectively manage and hospitals were given hundreds of billions of dollars $ in PPE, PPP, and COVID relief money to prepare. They are prepared. They, hospitals, are limited in terms of laying off many nurses who chose to not be COVID vaccinated and they must apologize given the clear evidence that the mandate policy had no scientific basis. The data clearly showed very early on after COVID vaccine rollout that there was no difference in terms of viral load between a vaccinated and an unvaccinated person. Thus the policy was punitive and nonsensical, and not just for nurses, but for all employees subjected to it without any scientific basis. Hospitals and workplaces should take these employees back and pay them all lost wages. Do all they could to make them ‘whole’.

Moreover, a large portion of the vulnerable population in the developed world is already vaccinated and protected against severe disease. Importantly, we have learned much about the utility of inexpensive supplements like Vitamin D to reduce disease risk, and as mentioned, there is a host of good therapeutics available to prevent hospitalization and death should a vulnerable patient e.g. elderly in a nursing home or similar congregated setting or private residence, become infected. And for younger people, the risk of severe disease – already low before omicron – is minuscule. This is the data. This is the evidence across global nations.

Even in places with strict lockdown measures, there are hundreds of thousands of newly registered omicron cases daily and countless unregistered positives from home testing. Measures like mandatory masking and distancing have had negligible or at most small effects on transmission. Large-scale population quarantines only delay the inevitable.  Vaccination and boosters have not halted omicron disease spread; heavily vaccinated nations like Israel and Australia have more daily cases per capita than any place on earth at the moment. This wave will run its course despite all of the emergency measures.

This given that omicron, with its mild infection, is running its course to the end, there is simply no justification for maintaining emergency status. So why would HHS move to renew it an 11th time? The lockdowns, the school closures, the shielding-in-place, the business closures, the personnel firings and shortages and school university disruptions have done at least as much damage (and certainly more) to the population’s health and welfare as the virus. The American population and most global nations that engaged in lockdown lunacy etc. have been crushed, devastated, economies and their peoples. We harmed and caused deaths of our populations by the lockdown lunatic policies and especially our poorer minority populations and women, who could not afford to shield. We catastrophically shifted the burden of infection and illness from the café latte, laptop, ‘zoom class’ to the poorer in society who could not shield as had to maintain front-facing employment to survive. They could not ‘remote work’. Many business owners, laid off employees, and children in America committed suicide due to the lockdown restrictive lunacy.

The state of emergency is clearly not justified now, and it cannot be justified by fears of a hypothetical recurrence of some more severe infection at some unknown hypothetical point in the future. We just cannot operate public health policy this way. If a novel severe strain or variant were to occur and it seems unlikely from omicron (though we are placing the spike antigen under relentless selection pressure with sub-optimal vaccinal antibodies, mounting sub-optimal immune pressure, and in the midst of massive infectious pressure) then that would be the time we discuss a declaration of emergency. Not now. It is done, it is over and it is time we let Americans go back to normal life. All restrictions, all mandates, vaccine and otherwise, must be ended now!

Americans have sacrificed enough of their human rights, dignity, liberties, and of their livelihoods for over two years in the service of protecting the general public health. Americans lost people to the virus, vulnerable people and no one can deny that. But America lost most due to the lockdown lunacy and we lost above all, our freedoms. It is time to allow America to be unshackled from these COVID lockdown lunatic policies. Completely. Living life freely once again, taking reasonable precautions, unfettered by government’s failed COVID lockdown polices whereby not one worked!

Omicron is circulating but it is not an emergency. The emergency is over. It is done! The current emergency declaration must be canceled. It is time. It is time to bring this COVID pandemic to a full closure and to move on to proper public legal inquiries as to the decision-making that went into the COVID response, particularly the roll-out of the ineffective and safety untested COVID gene injections.