No amount of head-scratching could explain how Ireland ended up with one of the highest Covid-19 incidences in the world while also having the highest proportion of vaccinated people in its population. At one point, Co Waterford was reported as having 100 per cent vaccination among adults while also having the highest county incidence figures.
It didn’t help that we never succeeded in getting our numbers down over the summer. That one-third of businesses didn’t bother checking the Covid-19 vaccine pass. Nor did it help that we have an open border with Northern Ireland and proximity to the UK, which has had one of the highest caseloads and deaths in Europe and the lightest and shortest lockdown
The official explanation was that we started high, endured Delta earlier than others and were more likely to suffer spread because of our younger population, which at that point were not vaccinated.
Towards the end of this year, ironically, the UK was doing comparatively well, considering how open its society has been for months. By that stage, the virus has either killed or infected so many people that its potential for harm had been blunted. Omicron may yet upend that narrative.
Bottom graph are shot #1 (green) #2 (grey) #3 (red)
You can see a potential correlation over the summer were the peak of the #2 injections express inot the follwoing weeks big increase in cases (July '21)
Here is a little snapshot of those 2 peaks in the chart.
It seems pretty clear that the only thing being BOOSTED are the bogus cases figures, and whatever else tangible coming down the line, like increased ADE, Adverse reactions etc. etc. for the January UnSurprise.
I have to think you are right and that folk here in a few months will just go “what the f**k is this/was this shi*e all about”. If demand for boosters falls gradually over the next 6 months, then what chance the end of the stupid pass? One person out of approx say 60 I met in family circles over last 2/3 weeks wouldn’t hug me/shake hands, as not vaxxed - not verbal opposition but clear as day.
My mum started hugging me again maybe 2 months ago. Rest of the family still brainwashed & masking indoors around those not of their household. No Christmas invites for the unvaxxed, or maybe because I am admittedly moody these days. There’s a lot to be moody about.
Master Luke set the tone for that. The best answer is to mock their absurd assertions. If I get suspected omicron I’d loudly announce that “Your Vax kept me safe” “If you hadn’t gotten jabbed my Omicron would be much worse” etc