Panic equals control. Even a completely benign variant can, with the right propaganda and lies, inculcate the desired fear and get people demanding that the government “do something.” From Joseph Mercola at lewrockwell.com:
Just in time for one of the most joyous times of year, when families and friends tend to gather and celebrate, the globalists working on their (not so) covert takeover roll out yet another SARS-CoV-2 variant. Despite a scary-sounding name, the Omicron variant really appears to be a nothing-burger. As noted by The Hill’s “Rising” reporter Kim Iversen (see video above),1 the panic around Omicron doesn’t make any sense.
The symptoms, according to Dr. Angelique Coetzee, chair of the South African Medical Association, who discovered the Omicron variant, amount to little more than a couple of days of fatigue and malaise.
No serious illness has thus far been reported anywhere in the world. No Omicron patient has thus far required oxygen or even hospitalization for any of their symptoms. In other words, Omicron appears to be nothing more than a hyped-up cold. In a recent interview, Coetzee said:2
“Looking at the mildness of the symptoms that we are seeing — apparently, there’s no reason for panicking as we don’t see severely ill patients…
The most predominant complaint is severe fatigue for one or two days, with headache, body aches and pain. Some will have a scratchy throat and some will have a dry cough [that] comes and goes. Those are more or less the big symptoms we have seen.”
Dramatic Overreaction Designed to Drum Up Fear
Despite that, countries are going all-out again, closing borders and locking down their residents. Without any evidence whatsoever, chairman of the global physicians’ society of the World Medical Association, Dr. Frank Ulrich Montgomery, told German reporters he believes Omicron could be as dangerous as the Ebola virus, and called for the closure of Christmas markets nationwide.3