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Officials urge booster injections to tackle lingering Delta variant amid Omicron craze

The WHO classified Omicron as a “variant of concern,” however, the South African doctor who discovered Omicron in her patient says she is “stunned” by the response.

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The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now strongly urging COVID-19 booster injections for those over the age of 50.

In addition, the committee is now recommending boosters of an authorized mRNA vaccine to those 18-49 years of age at least six months after completion of a “primary COVID-19 vaccine series with consideration of jurisdictional and individual risks.”

The announcement comes amid global discussion of the Omicron variant. The federal government requested on Tuesday that NACI swiftly review its booster guidance in response to Omicron.

The NACI’s new booster recommendation, however, focuses on the lingering Delta variant while more details are gathered on Omicron.

On Nov. 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified Omicron as a “variant of concern,” although the South African doctor who discovered Omicron in her patient says she is “stunned” by the response.

“As chair of the South African Medical Association and a GP of 33 years standing, I have seen a lot over my medical career,” writes Dr. Angelique Coetzee, in an op-ed for the Daily Mail.

“But nothing has prepared me for the extraordinary global reaction that met my announcement this week that I had seen a young man in my surgery who had a case of COVID that turned out to be the Omicron variant.”

The young man was unaware he had contracted the virus.

Coetzee says she has seen nothing about the variant that warrants panic.

“No one here in South Africa is known to have been hospitalized with the Omicron variant, nor is anyone here believed to have fallen seriously ill with it,” writes Coetzee.

She also says the variant has been circulating South Africa for “some time.”

Viruses — such as COVID-19 — have their own DNA or RNA, therefore allowing them to mutate into new forms.

“This virus is going exactly how you’d expect,” Dr. Steven Pelech, chair of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee at the Canadian Covid Care Alliance, told the Western Standard.

“Strains are going to predominate which are more infectious and mild. That’s how it displaces other variants, it doesn’t kill the host. The host often doesn’t even know they are infected.”

Pelech — who is far from alone in his analysis — suggests the “variants of concern,” including Delta, are merely steps towards COVID-19 evolving into a common coronavirus. One that is highly infectious and exceedingly mild.

The Canadian government implemented additional travel restrictions in response to Omicron on November 30 — built upon previous measures.

“We know that these concerning mutations can arise and, where vaccinations are low in parts of the world, they can spread rapidly,” said BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Tuesday.

BC officials say the province will have more information on Omicron and its implications — such as vaccine efficacy — in the coming weeks.

“Isn’t this the same playbook we heard a year ago with the Delta variant?” said Pelech.

Reid Small is a BC-based reporter for the Western Standard
rsmall@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/reidsmall

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17 Comments

  1. William Clark

    December 5, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Two years in and the commies keep pushing.
    And our veterans fought and died for this shit
    Don’t stop fighting

  2. Left Coast

    December 5, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    The Crime Minister and WHO Dr. Tam are lyin to us again . . . will the FakeStream media out them? Not a friggin chance . . .

    “The Omicrom Varians reportedly has mild symptoms like soreness & exhaustion.
    The same thing you’d feel after a hard days work . . . . NO WONDER our Lieberal Friends are terrified of it!”

  3. Mars Hill

    December 5, 2021 at 1:10 am

  4. Mars Hill

    December 5, 2021 at 12:51 am

  5. d.r.cmolloy@gmail.com

    December 4, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    I you read the latest tirade in the globe and mail its easy to figure the number of cockwomble in good old T.O

  6. d.r.cmolloy@gmail.com

    December 4, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    If you read the latest tirade in the global mail its easy to figure the amount of cockwombles in T.O

  7. Leslie Solar

    December 4, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Dr. McCullogh is on record as saying that, given the track record of the Covid “vaccines” they should have been ordered stopped many months ago. Dr. Malone (who helped develop the m_RNA shots for the treatment of cancer) is now on the forefront of an increasing number of US doctors who want the Colleges of P&S to get out of the way and allow early treatment, via the drugs those doctors deem appropriate.

    Maybe the Pfizers and Modernas, etc. of the world have made their fortunes via the globalists by now, so there is a chance of it happening???

  8. Barbara

    December 4, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    You better pay attention. It’s here in Alberta. Time for EVERYONE TO STAND UP NOW AND SAY NO.

    12/03/21

    COVID › NEWS

    5-Year-Old Died 4 Days After Pfizer Shot, CDC VAERS Data Show
    VAERS data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention included a total of 927,740 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 19,532 deaths and 146,720 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020, and Nov. 26, 2021.

  9. UncleAram

    December 4, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche

    `To the un-jabbed: ‘For God’s sake, stay unvaccinated!’

    Warns of innate immune systems being supressed.

    It’s on lifesitenews

  10. Peter No

    December 4, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Lately I hear a lot of double-vaxed saying they will not have “the boosters”. (What about you, Reid? Derek?). So Covido-Fascist Governments have a choice now: quietly lower the level of covido-hysteria and continue apartheid of 15% of unvaxxed only, or up the game like Nazy Germany, Austria and Greece and threaten all of the population with $10,000 fines and jail time.

  11. Left Coast

    December 4, 2021 at 9:44 am

    More VAX propaganda from the Fascists occupying Ottawa these days.

    They are trying so hard to keep the facts away from the population, especially the VAXED, who after 6 months have little or no protection from the Variants. Take a Booster & be safe is the mantra. I know a couple who got their “Booster” last week and spent 2 days in the Hospital.

    Reality is many of those in Hospital today with Covid & Related symptoms are VAXED.
    Britain has reported that under 60 deaths from heart attacks, circulatory problems & such are 2 VAXED to 1 unvaxed.

    I am amazed by how many dumb Canooks were willing to take part in and Experimental Gene Therapy Program . . .

  12. John Lankers

    December 4, 2021 at 8:52 am

    A german dr. and researcher was (allegedly) murdered by police when they raided his home minutes after he live streamed a video publishing the discovery he and a fellow researcher in Spain made. They found that the so called vaccine contains varying amounts of atom sized graphene hydroxide which damages the inner linings inside the blood vessels when it enters the bloodstream.
    I’m not an expert, look up Dr. Andreas Noack on DuckDuckGo and read through the various reports, don’t bother trying to find anything useful with Google.
    Dr. Thomas Jendges, a 55 year old father and husband with no history of depression or anything suggesting he was suicidal, who became director of a major hospital in Chemnitz Germany only a few weeks prior allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the roof of his hospital. He was an outspoken opponent of mass inoculation and called it ‘genocide’. Also, the reports on the internet surrounding the circumstances of his death are a bit sketchy.

  13. Mises

    December 3, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    The lines are drawn. We all took positions. Your move next Kenney. Spineless , gutless puppet.

  14. Leslie Solar

    December 3, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    How these clowns can say they are “protecting Albertans” with a straight face is the mystery.

    NEWS FLASH FOR AHS

    STOP PROHIBITING THE DOCTORS FROM EARLY TREATMENT. THE “VACCINE” DOESNT WORK.

    Make the Trump/Guiliani/Joe Rogan/Dan Bongino cocktail available as soon as symptoms manifest themselves. Take Ivermectin off the prohibited list. Can you guys not read? IT WORKS. IT HAS NO SIGNIFICANT SIDE EFFECTS and we know this since it has been used for other things over many years. SAME DEAL WITH hydroxycloroquin (sp?) and steroids that deal with the immune response in the lungs from the spike protein.

    AND LEAVE THE FRONT LINE DOCTORS ALONE TO DO THEIR THING!!!!! ABOLISH THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!! And we can all go back to normal lives so fast your heads will spin!

    Easy Peasey, you globalist clowns.

  15. Illusion

    December 3, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Hopefully, lots of double-vaxxed folks see this as a wake up call and resist the third shot. Then they can join the ranks of the unvaccinated in another month when Kenney makes the third shot mandatory to eat at restaurants. Even just another 10% of the population resisting will make it a lot harder for Kenney to enforce his medical segregation policies.

  16. Bryan

    December 3, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    “Come on! If ya don’t get the boosters or the ‘clot shots’, how will we get our bonuses?” (So say the Fauxi-ists.)

    “We are falling behind on the death counts. You peons absolutely MUST get those hormone therapy shots! We need to count you into the total deaths, for the NWO to give us our bonuses! HURRY UP, PEOPLE!”

    Sarcasm or reality?

  17. berta baby

    December 3, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Eewww ummm I urge you to suck my cock on this one ….. jail doesn’t sound bad when all my unvaxxed buddy’s are in. With me.

    Wait 400k unvaxxed albertans …. Would neeed 150k jail wardens and a facility to house our rebel ass’s…. Hmmmm ya fuck you on the vax kenney .

    Come get me

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Ottawa press gallery discusses letting Chinese propaganda agency in

Xinhua has been accused of misusing press privileges at the direction of Chinese diplomats.

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Officials with the Parliamentary Press Gallery held a behind closed doors meeting on Tuesday to talk about letting reporters from Xinhau, the Chinese Community Party’s propaganda agency, into the club, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

“The gallery is not bound by any outside political considerations,” said gallery president Catherine Levesque of the National Post. 

“We are doing our due diligence to ensure Xinhua meets certain criteria and we will be making a decision shortly.”

Xinhua has been accused of misusing press privileges at the direction of Chinese diplomats.

“Membership in the Parliamentary Press Gallery allows access to the secure physical buildings of the parliamentary precinct and the opportunity to directly question individuals who drive and shape public policy,” gallery directors wrote in a 2020 code Journalistic Principles And Practices.

“As a result, accreditation is a privilege, not a right.”

Xinhua had been a member until 2020 when its press pass lapsed.

The Department of National Defence in 2012 blacklisted the agency from attending its press briefings, and a Xinhua correspondent in 2012 disclosed he was asked to maintain surveillance on Chinese dissidents in Canada.

The gallery would not discuss the Xinhua application but the gallery code states members must “respect the rights of people involved in the news.”

The Commons by a unanimous 266-0 vote last February 22 condemned China for human rights atrocities including the genocide of its Uyghur Muslim community. MPs also voted to petition the International Olympic Committee to relocate the 2022 Winter Games from Beijing.

“We need to move forward, not just as a country but as a world, on recognizing the human rights violations that are going on in China,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier told reporters.

“This is an issue that matters deeply to me, to all Canadians, and we will continue to work with our partners and allies on taking it seriously.”

Xinhua was originally granted Press Gallery membership in 1964 at the request of then-Foreign Minister Paul Martin Sr.

“It is a step in the direction of mutual understanding between Canada and mainland China,” Martin said at the time. Membership was approved in a press credentials swap that saw the Communist Party permit the Globe & Mail to open a Beijing bureau.

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PHA head says cellphone snooping fears unwarranted

Dr. Harpreet Kochhar said managers at no time collected information that personally identified any of 33 million cellphone users.

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The president of the Public Health Agency (PHA) says Canadians need not fret over the fact his organization snooped on 33 million cellphone users, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

Dr. Harpreet Kochhar said managers at no time collected information that personally identified any of 33 million cellphone users.

“No personal information was asked or was received,” Kochhar told the Commons health committee.

“No individually identifiable data is contained in any part of the work.”

The Commons ethics committee last Friday voted 10-0 to examine the data collection program using cellphone tower tracking. The PHA said it sought the information to monitor compliance with lockdown orders.

“The actual reason why we collected this data is reliable, timely and relevant public health data comes out of it for other policy and decision making,” said Kochhar.

“This is population-level mobility data analysis. This is what we have collected.

“That would help us to understand the possible link between the movement of populations within Canada and the impact on COVID-19. We did that in terms of a very clear way of getting that open and transparent means of collection. We never, ever actually know when we use that information that it is individually identifiable. It is aggregated data.”

MPs on the ethics committee earlier noted cellphone users were never told the PHA was collecting the cellphone tracking data. Conservative MP John Brassard (Barrie-Innisfil, Ont.), noted the scope of the monitoring was only detailed when the Agency issued a December 17 notice to contractors to expand the program.

“It becomes increasingly concerning that government is seemingly using this pandemic as a means and a cause for massive overreach into the privacy rights of Canadians,” said Brassard.

“As parliamentarians, it’s incumbent upon us to make sure we protect those rights, that there is proper scrutiny and oversight.”

“The Public Health Agency was collecting data without the knowledge of Canadians, effectively doing it in secret. We need to know what security measures were in place to protect the privacy rights of Canadians.

“It is vital we do not allow the COVID response to create a permanent backslide of the rights and freedoms of Canadians including their fundamental right to privacy.”

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Health Minister Duclos has no info on $150-million COVID contract to SNC-Lavalin

But testifying at the Commons health committee, Duclos had no answer when asked why the contract was issued.

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SNC-Lavalin was given a $150-million sole-source contract to provide “urgently” needed field hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic — but Canada’s Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos doesn’t seem to know much about it, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

The field hospitals were never used.

“This is obviously in support of the needs at the request of provinces and territories,” said Duclos.

But testifying at the Commons health committee, Duclos had no answer when asked why the contract was issued.

“What is the status of the mobile field hospitals SNC-Lavalin was contracted to produce?” asked Conservative MP Shelby Kramp-Neuman (Hastings-Lennox, Ont.).

“It was an example of the significant level of preparation that we did throughout the crisis,” replied Duclos.

“Why have the field hospitals from SNC-Lavalin not been deployed?” asked Kramp-Neuman.

Duclos replied he had no information on “the exact nature of the state of that equipment.”

“Did the Prime Minister’s Office approve of this?” asked MP Kramp-Neuman.

“That’s a public works question,” replied Duclos.

“We’re not getting a lot of clarity here,” said MP Kramp-Neuman, adding: “The buck stops with you. Sadly, I recognize you don’t have all the answers to everything, but it doesn’t seem like we’re getting a lot of answers to anything.”

An unidentified Department of Public Works manager finalized the SNC-Lavalin contract on April 9, 2020 without notice to other bidders.

“A public call for tenders was not issued due to the urgency of the need as a result of the pandemic,” said an internal e-mail.

However, as late as Sep. 9, 2020, the Québec contractor had still not fixed a delivery date, according to staff emails.

Paul Thompson, deputy minister of public works, Tuesday said he knew little of the contract details.

“I personally don’t have all the details at my fingertips,” said Thompson.

SNC-Lavalin was paid to supply field hospitals equipped with 200 hospital beds, ventilators, masks, medical gowns and ten days’ worth of medication, back-up generators, water and oxygen tanks, X-ray machines, shower bays and latrines.

“The self-sufficiency of the unit makes it extremely flexible for deployment where the need is greatest in Canada,” said a memo.

Internal records dated Oct. 13, 2020 disclosed no one wanted the field hospitals.

The department said spending included $2 million for design work and millions more on warehousing medical supplies for presumed future use.

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