Friday, June 18, 2021

Update On The Dread "Delta" Variant

You may have heard of the dreaded "Delta" variant of Covid that's so infectious and "may be" very deadly. It's popping up all over, including in the US and the UK. LifeSite is reporting that in the UK Delta Covid is, indeed, proving to be SIX TIMES AS DEADLY as Covid Classic for fully vaxxed folks as it is for the unvaxxed. That sounds bad, except that, in either case, its case fatality rate is "exceedingly low":

Death rate from variant COVID virus six times higher for vaccinated than unvaccinated, UK health data show

Hospitalizations are also higher among thousands of fully vaccinated individuals who test positive for the Delta COVID ‘variant of concern.’


Both death rates among the unvaccinated and vaccinated are exceedingly low (less than one percent of all positive tests) for a variant that Public Health England describes as the “dominant variant” in the UK, comprising “91 percent of sequenced cases.” 

A risk assessment of the Delta variant of the pandemic coronavirus published Friday describes it as being more readily spread between people, but it is also described as a variant with “low infection severity.”

In other words, it's following the typical profile for all these types of viruses. As mutations proceed, the virus becomes more transmissible but less severe. Nevertheless, each newly identified mutant variant is hyped to the skies.


  1. Yawn. Saw that movie.

    “The Experts” are proven liars. “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice…’


    1. I agree. They are proven liars. You have to wait 12 months or so for the truth to leak out.

  2. "Nevertheless, each newly identified mutant variant is hyped to the skies." Kind of like the weather forecasts these days where every thunderstorm is just a step away from Armageddon and attributed to Global Warming somehow...

    On an upbeat note, however, is the Ron DeSantis victory over the CDC regarding FL cruise lines. This guy is just racking up the victories.


  3. It would be bettee to see comparison of vaccinated vs not vaccinated, within age groups.

    The 6x times higher death rate of vaccinated might be due to older people having been prioritized for vaccination.

  4. To reduce the dread associated with the China/Wuhan/CCP/.. virus we might consider rebranding it something less threatening like EcoHealth Classic. Subsequent variants could be tagged with the names of various X-men mutants, although EcoHealth Wolverine does sound a little scary.


  5. I'd consider the "BS-19" fitting the bill.


  6. Wild-eyed Walensky woman at it again. She always looks so terrified - could scare the daylights out of a person who was just watching her read the weather report. What happened to a reassuring aura of calm?