CDC Drops Estimate Of Omicron Cases Significantly

So, maybe the freakout by the CDC, government agencies and employees, the media, and the COVID Cult was a bit unwarranted?

CDC sharply drops estimate of Omicron prevalence in U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention significantly revised its model of the breakdown of Covid-19 variants on Tuesday, estimating the Omicron strain accounted for about 58.6 percent of U.S. cases as of Dec. 25.

The public health agency’s previous estimate that the rapidly spreading variant accounted for 73.2 percent of cases nationwide on Dec. 18 is now revised down to 22.5 percent — a significant drop that falls outside the agency’s earlier 95 percent prediction interval, or likely range where future analysis will fall, of 34 to 94.9 percent of all cases.

The agency said the disparity was due to the rate with which the highly transmissible Omicron spread. (snip)

The CDC’s revised Dec. 25 model includes a narrower confidence range of Omicron’s prevalence: 41.5 to 74 percent. The agency’s current model suggests that the Delta variant still represents 41.1 percent of U.S. infections. CDC updates the model weekly.

So, what they’re saying is that a good chunk of the hospitalizations are actually from Delta, not Omicron. And that the doomy Omicron isn’t really infecting as many as they said. Whoops? But, then, actual science has been rather missing

Vaccines help reduce COVID-19 transmission and hospitalization, but they may have important secondary benefits

Vaccination against COVID-19 helps protect millions of people from the coronavirus, while reducing their risk of serious illness from the disease. But new research says it may also help alleviate the scourge of anxiety and depression.

“While vaccines are primarily aimed at reducing COVID-19 transmission and mortality risks, they may have important secondary benefits,” according to a new paper from the University of Southern California and the RAND Corp.

The scientists used data from U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey and cross-referenced those figures to state-level COVID-19 vaccination eligibility data to estimate secondary benefits of vaccination on mental-health outcomes.

“We estimate that COVID-19 vaccination reduces anxiety and depression symptoms by nearly 30%,” they concluded. Fear of testing positive among frontline workers and social isolation has taken an emotional toll on millions of people.

May. Estimate. Coulda shoulda mighta maybe. Is it or isn’t it? They just can’t tell us. They do not really have concrete answers. Look, I’m happy I have the vaccine, including the booster, but, all it really means is that if I get it the symptoms should maybe be less. Because they sure aren’t stopping it in heavily vaccinated NYC

(Breitbart) New York City, which has some of the strictest vaccine mandates in the entire country, comprised 29 percent of new coronavirus cases on December 26, recent data shows.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) has bragged about his coercive vaccine mandates in the city, going as far as requiring private sector employees to get a vaccine and extending the city’s vaccine passport program to apply to children as young as five.

On December 26, the day after Christmas, the U.S. reported 189,714 new cases of the virus, according to the New York Times’ data, making the seven-day rolling average that day 204,739 cases:

That same day, New York City, specifically, reported 54,828 new cases. Based on the Times’ data, that would mean that de Blasio’s New York City comprised over a quarter, 29 percent, of all new cases in the U.S. on the day after Christmas. That day, New York City’s seven-day rolling average stood at 19,269 cases, comprising nine percent of the country’s rolling average.


According to the Times’ Tuesday data, both Washington, DC, and New York lead the U.S. in terms of the daily average of new cases of the virus per capita.

Those are some of the most vaccinated cities in the U.S. Places where masking is almost a religious ceremony for them. Ones who heavily voted Democrat. Yet, oops.

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9 Responses to “CDC Drops Estimate Of Omicron Cases Significantly”

  1. Down on the Corner says:

    Novavax CEO Stanley Erck said on Monday that the two-dose series will be “very effective” against the highly-contagious omicron strain and from the company’s phase 3 clinical trials, “which shows that our vaccine works between 90 and 100%” against the original strain and the delta variant.

    “Now we have data that we have recently put out in a paper that shows with omicron we get a very potent response after two doses and then when you boost after six months, you get multiple fold increase on antibodies for omicron,” he continued. “So we think it’s going to be very effective against omicron.”

    Two years in trials. Uses the original form of vaccinations. As effective as the others with less potential side effects and more long-term testing than the others that were rushed through with the promise that they can just alter them slightly to meet new and emerging viruses only to tell us well it will take months and months and testing to make sure.

    Now if only the bought and paid for FDA and CDC will allow them to even come to market given how much money they get under the table by Big Pharma and this company is not big pharma.

    Incidentally, the PILL? The FDA says it will kill you if you take cholesterol medicine or blood thinners etc and you should only take it as a last resort. LOLOLOL. You have to love the government and big pharma. Hey folks heres hope…..NOPE…go jump off a cliff with granny, we was just funnin ya. You will be forever terrified of this virus because we DEEM IT SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Dana says:

    We’re supposed to Believe the Science, but in their mad rush to Say Something about Omicron, the CDC are usually jumping the gun, and issuing statements for which they have but little, and premature, evidence. If there is any group which deserves most of the ‘credit’ for vaccine, and government, skepticism when it comes to COVID-19, it’s the CDC.

    Government has to be seen as Doing Something, to justify its existence, so the CDC are rushing ahead, to be Doing Something, without ever seeming to pause to consider if they are doing the right thing, or whether their decisions and statements are backed by the evidence. They shoot first, and don’t even ask questions later, but have other people raising those questions for them.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues guidelines based on the best information available at the time. During this pandemic the available information changes quickly and the CDC adjusts the guidelines.

    The CDC mission is to protect America and Americans from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Regardless of what they recommend someone will be unhappy.

  4. drowningpuppies says:

    The CDC issues guidelines based on the upcoming NFL playoffs.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach: May. Estimate. Coulda shoulda mighta maybe. Is it or isn’t it? They just can’t tell us. They do not really have concrete answers.</em

    Mr Teach ridicules the language of science. A scientific consensus is formed as the result of many studies, debates, discussions, refinements and investigations. Rarely is there an "is it or isn't it" answer since hypotheses and theories can always be modified or rejected by further study!

    Scientists and clinicians rely on the best information available.

    At this time, recommendations based on available evidence is to get vaccinated, boosted, wear an effective mask (medical procedure or N95/KN95 masks) in indoor settings. Isolate for 5 days following a positive test, mask for at least 5 days after that.

    • Dana says:

      They continually jump the gun.

      My darling bride (of 42 years, 7 months and ten days) has to wear the N95 mask at work — she’s an RN who frequently has to take care of COVID patients — has told me that an N95 mask has to be properly fitted to the individual; if you have an N95, but it isn’t properly fitted, it’s no better than a cloth face diaper.

  6. Hairy says:

    Yes Trach it is all true
    Vaccination does not prevent transmission
    But it certainly does “should course wouda” drastically reduce severity of symptoms and death
    For which many are grateful
    Yesterday NYC had 35000 new “cases” (posotive tests) but a total of only 4 deaths from covid
    And again time to remind us that the same posters who consider themselves to be medically knowledgeable are the same idiots that believed that covid was all fake news promoted only to personally hurt their beloved ex-president

    • Dana says:

      Even the Hirsute One has admitted that “Vaccination does not prevent transmission”. That being the case, as I have already argued, there becomes no justification for vaccine mandates.

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