This “new #covid variant” messaging from Matt Hancock and MSM scaremongers does make laugh 👇🏼
🦠 Human Coronaviruses are known to be sloppy replicators – i.e. as they replicate they mutate ever so slightly with high frequency.
👀 What you are seeing below is a graphical representation of all the SARS CoV2 strains discovered through microbiology lab genome sequencing this year.
❗️There have been 3500-4000 SARS CoV2 strains identified so far. All listed on Nextstrain’s website, including where, when, which lab, parent strain, mutations identified and a bunch more info.
These mutations are random errors, but the dominance of viral strains comes down to selective pressure – i.e. what properties allow for best proliferation.
ℹ️ Remember this – viruses DON’T WANT to kill their host, nor trigger the adaptive immune system. They just want to replicate and live in hosts without being eliminated.
ℹ️ About 8% of human genetic material comes from viruses, and we have 40 trillion organisms in our gut and mouth microbiome that have 40x MORE genes than the human genome. We CO-EXIST with viruses… WE ARE IN ACTUAL FACT PART VIRUS!
👌🏼So, becoming less virulent (deadly) and less immune system -antagonising means greater “safe” replication and allowing for greater transmission.
This is a well-understood phenomenon. The combo of effective herd immunity and random mutations is what leads to less and less serious harms as time progresses, yet greater and greater endemic prevalence.
Non-News… or Important Confession
🥱 So, Matt Hancock’s latest effort to scare the population is effective – as most people are naive to matters of virology – but it is NON-NEWS.
In the last 3-7 days alone, we’ve identified another 3 strains in UK/England. One of these are likely what is being referenced – but, of course, we were given no information to further investigate. 🤫
🧘🏻♀️ In actual fact, if you understand the frequency and volume of viral mutations in coronaviruses and influenza, you’ll not have batted an eyelid – at least from a FEAR perspective.
Actually, if you’ve got your spidy senses up, you would be asking these three important questions:
1️⃣ With 3,500-4,00 strains and counting, with mutations across every aspect of the virus including the spike proteins, is it even plausible that a Vaccine could be genuinely effective and durable❓
2️⃣ Is the virus continuing to become less virulent and therefore more prevalent with greater potential for global transmission (like all other viruses)❓
3️⃣ Given the seasonality curves we observe across common respiratory viruses in Northern temperate countries, are we not simply observing seasonal prevalence and seasonal illness❓
In actual fact, is the Hancock announcement an effort to:
a) Prime us for ineffective vaccine(s) performance?
b) Condition us to needing annual jabs?
c) Keep the fear alive?
❓Is it a, b, c or all of the above? I’ve got my answer…
Visualisations, maps, reports and data all available at Nextstrain – for COV2 and other viruses such as Influenza. Linked in the comment below 👇🏼
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