Remember that panic button that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was ringing earlier this week?
Well, it all seems to be for naught.
The massive hospitalization numbers he was touting over the Omicron variant were, well, fake news.
Just Slightly Less
Johnson was using the new variant to push booster shots, just as they have been doing here in the states.
The UK reportedly had the first death of someone with the Omicron variant, so Johnson decided to slam the panic button.
Veiled Threat? Boris Tells Public to Get Booster Jab to Save 'Freedoms and Way of Life' https://t.co/lH0sa1gTSH
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) December 12, 2021
In addition to the death, it was also reported that hospitalizations were significant, only they are not.
UK Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab gave several interviews, updating the total throughout the day.
In his first interview, he stated there were 250 hospitalizations, but by the end of the day, it was down to 10…
'You've done two interviews this morning, you were asked a simple question, how many people are in hospital? You told Sky News 250 people and you told BBC Breakfast 9.'
Dominic Raab clarifies 10 people are in hospital with Omicron, after getting the numbers wrong. pic.twitter.com/MYccrkXIsN
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) December 14, 2021
So far as we have seen, the new variant seems to be proof that the virus is beginning to die off, or at least lose its lethality.
It is not odd for a new variant to be more transmissible, as our bodies have not yet adapted to it.
Even at this early stage, the fact that there is only one death and minimal hospitalizations are about as good as news as we could get on this front.
Just as the governor of Colorado stated this week, this emergency is over and it is time to get on with our normal lives again.
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