Since the very early days of our life with this Establishment-Born virus, I have maintained the same perspective. To this day, I see no data about the virus that causes me to doubt my original conception.
So I repeat for the umpteenth time: There has never been any question that as a coronavirus, this new pathogen would be highly contagious. This is one of the defining features of coronaviruses. As such, "case" counts that consider anyone to have been exposed to the virus as a "case" are fundamentally unimportant information. We already knew this.
Another feature of coronaviruses is that they are unstable. In other words, they mutate readily and rapidly. Using the words "mutant" or "variant" thus are also equally unimportant information. This was a given from day one. Again, we already knew this.
The difference with this particular pathogen is that thanks to Fauci, Daszak, Xi and company, this coronavirus carries a greater punch of morbidity (illness) and mortality. Thanks guys for that! We really appreciate it.
Given the combination of the above, the number I do follow carefully is the number of people who are being hospitalized for Covid. I am also following closely the many clinicians (shout out in particular to Peter McCullough here) who have found ways to prevent Covid patients from being hospitalized and subsequently dying. Many clinicians have in fact had excellent results doing precisely that: helping people who have Covid to not become seriously ill with it. In the end, THAT is what matters.
And this is where things get scary. If everything were above board and the Establishment were true to its trumpeted compassion and effort to help alleviate the suffering from Covid, the above clinicians would be heroes. In other worlds, in the normal pre-Covid world, doctors who figured out how to save patients from the devastating effects of hospitalization (with or without death) from a new disease would be celebrated. This is what medicine IS.
And thus my deep fundamental suspicion of the vaccines. The same people who are telling us we must be vaccinated to save ourselves have gone way way out of their way to prevent these doctors from doing what they do. The establishment does not want doctors to treat covid patients before they enter the hospital. This is more disturbing than anything I have ever witnessed.
Combine it with the absolute ban on discussion of the harm being done by the vaccines, and there is no way I see a benevolent explanation for the full-court press mandate of 100% vaccination.
The ways in which the top of the medical governing bodies (NIAID, CDC, WHO, etc) have perverted established guidelines for dealing with respiratory pandemics (prior to 2019) tells us something is very centrally wrong here.
This bug is - in the end - just another respiratory virus behaving in fact very predictably. As a coronavirus, it is doing exactly what we would expect it to do, however much punch it packs. The response to it, however, is where we see things we have never seen before in medicine, never.
THAT is the scary part.