by: Brent Smith
Well, it’s looking more and more like we were right about the Covid-19 virus and herd immunity.
It’s also looking like all the shutdowns, lockdowns,, mask mandates, and arbitrarily chosen social distance orders which caused untold psychological and physical damage to people, did little more than kick the can down the road. As it turns out, those countries who suffered the earliest waves of infection are now fairing better than those who didn’t.
Thanks to build up of natural immunity by infection and president Trump’s insistence on a warp-speed vaccination program, some countries are on the threshold of herd inmunity.
from Daniel Horowitz at the Blaze:
Horowitz: Shocking report: 55% of Brits have antibodies, despite 12 months of restrictions
You mean we did all that for nothing?
Originally, we were told that governments can assume unprecedented control over our lives, businesses, and even our own faces for the goal of not overrunning hospitals. A year later, as we come increasingly close to herd immunity, not only are hospitals in no danger of being overrun, but it turns out that people have likely contracted the virus at a rate that would have occurred without any of these restrictions – and their calamitous damage to society. Twelve months later, it’s all pain and no gain.
We’ve always known that the number of confirmed COVID cases in a given region is only a fraction of the likely infection rate. Now, according to Great Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), 54.7% of people in England in a random sample of 30,000 have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, which includes people who have had been infected or have been vaccinated. Those are the sort of numbers we were promised would happen only if we just “let the virus rip” without any non-pharmaceutical interventions, aka lockdowns and mask-wearing. But it turns out that the virus was always gonna virus, regardless of what hocus-pocus was thrown in front of it.
The survey, conducted from December 7 to March 14, also revealed the antibody levels in the other areas of Great Britain: 50.5% in Wales, 49.3% in Northern Ireland, and 42.6% in Scotland. As the Daily Mail observes, “The figure is likely to be even higher now because millions more have been vaccinated since the blood tests were conducted a fortnight ago, and it takes about two weeks for immunity to kick in.”