Scientists say that there are very few examples of this happening with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but it seems that all public policy is now based solely on worst-case scenario models.
Real-world data shows that Xi’s Omicron Variant is highly transmissible but less severe than the previous iterations of SARS-CoV-2, and could be the thing that gets much of the world out of the “new normal” hellscape and back to living like Floridians, but this isn’t the news that Big Pharma wants to hear.
If the pandemic ends, that would turn off the firehose of government funds that has made Big Pharma very, very rich.
Here’s a live shot of an unnamed Big Pharma CEO:
So, Big Pharma is putting forward a new “worst-case scenario” that is unlikely but theoretically possible. And you know, you’ve got to do exactly what they say because they’re “The Science” — just like the Prevaricating Authoritarian Smurf, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has made some significant mileage walking back his statements throughout this pandemic.
Dr. Paul Burton, the Chief Medical Officer for Moderna, the vaccine manufacturer of the mRNA shot shown to have higher risks of myocarditis and pericarditis in young men than the Pfizer jab, told U.K. Members of Parliament that Delta and Omicron might be able to merge, swap genes, creating a mutant love-child that could be a whole new version of the virus that could be “very dangerous”… or not. He doesn’t actually know it would happen because this is all just speculation.
Nevermind that historically, viruses generally mutate to become more transmissible but less deadly, and scientists are optimistic that SARS-CoV-2 may have reached “peak fitness” already, but hey, let’s not let get facts get in the way of a successful grift.
The merging of two variants is an extremely rare phenomenon that researchers call “recombination events” and requires very specific conditions and a whole lot of bad luck, or, a bit more scientifically speaking, the “coincidence of uncontrollable events.”
In order for the two mutant strains of Omicron and Delta to merge in a cell, it would require someone to be infected with both at the same time. Each variant would also have to infect the same cell and swap DNA to create a new mutant strain of the virus.
Dr Paul Burton, the vaccine maker’s chief medical officer, warned the high numbers of Delta and Omicron cases currently circulating in Britain made this more likely.
He told MPs on the Science and Technology Committee that it was ‘certainly’ possible they could swap genes and trigger an even more dangerous variant…
…Dr Burton told the Commons that having the two variants circulating together raised the risk of them swapping genes and making a new variant.
He said: ‘There’s certainly data, there have been some papers published again from South Africa earlier from the pandemic when people — and certainly immunocompromised people — can harbour both viruses.
‘That would be possible here, particularly given the number of infections that we were seeing.’
According to Dr. Burton, if you were to imagine the seriousness of the recombination variant in gif form, it would look something like this — where Thor represents the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 and the new virus is the Hulk.
The thing is, even with this virus that may or may not have been manipulated and may or may not have leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China where bat coronaviruses are routinely spliced and tested on humanized mice with funding from the U.S. National Institute of Health funneled through EcoHealth Alliance, in the past two years of this virus circulating around the world, only three variants were caused by recombination, and none have led to a hair-on-fire disaster of any sort that Dr. Burton seems to imply could happen.
There have been three variants triggered by two others merging recorded to date.
But none have led to a large outbreak, or a more dangerous version of the virus emerging.
In one case a recombination event occurred in the UK when the Alpha variant merged with B.1.177, which first emerged in Spain, in late January.
It led to 44 cases before eventually disappearing.
Source: Daily Mail
Big Pharma protecting their cash cow by pushing more pandemic porn is peak 2021.