It’s likely that you’ve heard a lot of stink about the Omicron COVID-19 variant. As it turns out, Omicron might actually be the blessing in disguise that pulls us out of the pandemic and puts an end to lockdowns.
Omicron is far more transmissible than the previous Delta variant but at the same time far less lethal. The symptoms are incredibly weak and appear to pose very little threat to individuals without pre-existing conditions. The death rate is currently so low, that it doesn’t seem to be tracked anywhere.
The theory is that if Omicron is spread to the masses, nearly all who become infected will survive and walk away, creating a state of widespread natural immunity. This theory is backed by the Chief of Health in Denmark along with many other experts and researchers around the globe.
Essentially every individual who has had a case of COVID-19 and survived has walked away with some type of natural immunity. This immunity prevents the risk of hospitalization and reinfection.
Most studies into COVID-19 immunity were conducted prior to Omicron’s take over, but scientists say that thus far there’s no reason to believe that the latest variant will behave any differently than previous mutations.
“I don’t think there’s any reason to believe that we will have a problem with Omicron when it comes to natural immunity. I don’t see any data to that effect.” Said Dr. Martin Kulldorff, an epidemiologist and former professor at Harvard
In South Africa, the birthplace of Omicron, the COVID-19 fatality rate plummeted from 8% to a mere 0.2% in just 6 weeks.
oddly enough, as more and more experts come forward in support of this theory, lockdowns and restrictions remain in effect. Now maybe the best possible time to open back up and allow life to return to normal.