The US government and media continue to promote Covid alarmism to justify authoritarian policies that restrict our freedoms and punish those who have not been vaccinated. Last week, CNN was caught lying about a man who passed away in Texas, claiming that his death was the first Omicron variant related death in the US. The health department in the County he lived in later revealed that was not the case. In Britain, the Health Minister was forced to admit that only one person in the UK had died of the Omicron variant as of last week and that there were only 10 hospitalizations.
Now, the CDC has come out and said that despite the much hyped Omicron variant causing a surge in cases, deaths and hospitalizations are ‘comparatively low’. The Epoch Times Reports-
“CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Wednesday told reporters that while some data from other countries showed less severe disease with the Omicron variant, it was too early to gauge the impact across the United States, particularly given its uneven vaccination rates.
“The rapid increase in cases we are seeing across the country is, in large part, a reflection of the exceptionally transmissible Omicron variant,” she said. “In a few short weeks, Omicron has rapidly increased across the country and we expect will continue to circulate in the coming weeks.”
Walensky noted that while the seven-day daily average of positive cases is up 60 percent over the previous week, the hospitalization rate for the same period is up only 14 percent, to about 9,000 per day. Deaths were down about 7 percent to 1,100 per day, she said.
“While our cases have substantially increased from last week, hospitalizations and deaths remain comparatively low right now,” she said.