The government, so-called “health authorities,” and the media that keep spreading scare tactics used to promote vaccinations, social distancing, and continued mask-wearing were exposed in promoting fear and hysteria once again that lacks scientific backing. 
For months, we have been warned of a more dangerous and deadly virus variant labeled B.1.1.7. 
The 13 April Wall Street Journal headline, however, was “Variant from UK Not Found Deadlier,” and the Euronews headline read, “UK COVID variant not more dangerous than original, say studies.”
Yet, most of the mainstream media is filled with dire warnings that this new variant is spreading wildly and required continued vigilance and stricter lockdown policies. On 4 April, a Forbes headline read:

Biden COVID Advisor Warns “Game-Changing” Variant Infects

Kids “Very Readily” And Could Spur New Lockdowns

The article noted that Dr. Michael Osterholm, a member of President Biden’s coronavirus advisory board, went on Sunday TV news programs to ramp up fear about the new variant:
“On NBC’s Meet the Press, Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, called the B.1.1.7 variant a ‘brand-new ballgame’ because of how quickly it has spread among children.”
Osterholm suggested the U.S. may need to consider new lockdowns before school lets out this summer, saying vaccination alone won’t curb rising cases in the next six to eight weeks. He told Fox News on Sunday,
“There isn’t a country in the world right now that has seen a big increase in this [variant] that is not locking down… We’re going to have to reconsider what we’re doing.”
Osterholm noted the new variant “is between 50% to 100% more infectious than previous strains and causes more severe illness about 55% of the time.”
He also said experts are “very worried” that variants “can evolve in a way that evades the protection of a vaccine.” Osterholm recommended the U.S. “rev up its global response measures to vaccinate low- and middle-income countries in order to help curb the development of new strains that could challenge vaccine efficacy.’”
Just a few weeks later, we find out Osterholm was 100 percent WRONG. Yet, he was not called out for his errors and instead is still a featured mainstream “health expert.”
As the Wall Street Journal article pointed out, according to scientific research published in the medical journal The Lancet, “Patients hospitalized with B.1.1.7 didn’t die at higher rates or have worse outcomes overall.”
TRENDPOST: As reported in the Trends Journal last week in our article, “PRESSTITUTES KEEP SELLING COVID FEAR”
The mortality rate reported for COVID-19 has declined since the earliest days of the pandemic. This is partly due to better knowledge about the infection and better protocols that have been developed to treat the more serious forms of the illness.
But The New York Times, along with most of the mainstream media, continue to attract more attention with scare tactics about the “spread” of variants, which have not proved to be as harmful as the original.

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