Unmasked Queensland sees Covid cases rising again??
Better chuck on your face nappy and hope for the best as the mild flu which is the BA.2 variant of Omicron (the virus formally known as Sars-COV-2) is coming roaring back because the inconsiderate government has lifted restrictions too early…
What’s going on here?
You may be wondering, why is lack of a mask mandate at fault now that cases have risen slightly while nobody said the inverse when we were having tens of thousands of cases a day while everyone was wearing these face decorations?
This was never something that was blamed on the masks that everyone was wearing as positive tests to the ‘deadly’ virus skyrocketed at the end of 2021 in every state bar WA.
On 17th December 2021, Queensland registered 20 positive PCR tests for Sars-COV-2 and a mask mandate was bought in. By New Years Day 2022, we had 5844 cases and only 2 weeks later on the 15th of January, we had seen our peak of 37,148. All while having every woman, man and child over the age of 12 masked up. This fell to a low of 265 cases on the 5th of March, the day after the Mask mandate was dropped in most settings.
At this same time, Victoria also saw their cases rise for the first time after being stable at around 6k cases a day (all while having a mask mandate in place since 2020) to a high of 9700 on the 16th of March. The mandate was lifted on the 21st of February but the virus waited till late March to come after those maskless people, exactly the same time it has in Queensland? Give me a break.
The more likely answer is we are coming into Autumn while a more infectious strain of the virus has started to circulate.
The BA. 2 variant of Omicron which has been said to be 30% more infectious than the original variant is now becoming the dominant strain of the virus. While more infectious, it is also less likely to cause serious disease and In the last couple of weeks, this variant now makes up over half the cases across Australia. The same couple of weeks since masks have been taken off.
This is akin to saying that increased Icecream sales in summer is the cause of an uptick in shark attacks. To use their own words against them, Correlation does not equal causation.
So I ask you. Is this about masks? or is this about more and more vaccinated people crowding in pubs, clubs and other venues where they couldn’t before, all while there is a more infectious strain of the virus circulating?
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszcuk says at the end of this article “I’m very concerned about the impact that unvaccinated people could have especially coming into contact with elderly people, that’s why mandates have been put in place at places like hospitals and our aged care homes to ensure the most vulnerable in our community are kept safe.”
All this while basically admitting that the vaccinated are the ones spreading the virus in the crowded venues. How is this supposed to stop the spread of Covid again Anastasia?
The blatantly ridiculous fact is that the QLD state government seem to be admitting that masks are more effective (They’re not) than preventing transmission than the magical vaccine we were forced to wait for until we got even a little of our “freedom” back. even with 91% of Queenslanders vaccinated against covid.
Wake up Australia. It’s not the masks. And if you won’t take my word for it, take the only randomised controlled study done on the topic in the Annals of Internal Medicine
By Ludwig Van
Brisbane Times - March 17th
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