Covid optimism

Right now there is no obvious replacement for the BA.5 variant, that is causing the current wave. This leaves open the real possibility that this could be the last significant wave this year, (or hopefully much longer).

BA.5 85.5%

BA.4 7.7%

BA.4.6 4.1

BA2.12.1 2.6%

BA.2 0.1%

BA.1s 0%

BA. 2.75 not US listed

US hospitalizations

Down 3.8% on the week

Known daily case counts, test positivity, hospitalizations slow downward trend

US deaths

Last 7 days rolling average, 393 per day

Dr. Fauci (81), Re. BA.5

If they don’t get vaccinated or they don’t get boosted, they’re going to get into trouble

Wants to increase vaccination and booster rates, so the virus does not have,

ample opportunity to freely circulate

It is about you as an individual, but it’s also about the communal responsibility to get this outbreak under control

(POTUS, fully vaccinated and double boosted)

Weekly national Influenza and COVID-19 surveillance report

COVID-19 activity decreased

Highest number of respiratory incidents, (mostly SARS-CoV-2) in care homes

Influenza positivity, 0.5%

RSV positivity up to 6.5% overall

RSV positivity in under 5s, 22.2%

Rhinovirus positivity, down to 8.4%

Symptom tracker data

New cases per day, 145,740

Current prevalence, 2,858,159

UK official data

ONS latest

3.86% in England (1 in 25 people)

3.58% in Wales (1 in 30 people)

5.98% in Northern Ireland (1 in 17)

4.95% in Scotland (1 in 20)

Long covid, as of 2 July 2022

1.8 million people, (2.8% of the population)

Of those,

81% experiencing long COVID symptoms at least 12 weeks

43% at least one year


179ng/ml level and the 800ng/ml theshold

Written by Dr. John Campbell

Hello Everyone,My name is John Campbell and I am a retired Nurse Teacher and A and E nurse based in England. I also do some teaching in Asia and Africa when time permits. These videos are to help students to learn the background to all forms of health care. My PhD focused on the development of open learning resources for nurses nationally and internationally.


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  1. Covid is a non event, not buying all the lies and bullshit. I never wore or owned a mask, not going to buy into the fear mongering. It is a "manufactured" virus unleashed on the world for political purposes to take our freedom away. The first virus did not do what they hoped, so they just kept making variants. All they need now is one major false flag terrorist attack and they can totally strip away our freedom. We will soon be addressing each other as "comrade".

  2. Absolutely correct about Fauci and credibility. He is a disaster and has proven to be laid off by Pfizer with investments and grants. Definitely needs to be removed as the face of Covid

  3. PubMed ID35860660

    Percutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation Reduces Inflammation in Critical Covid-19 Patients

    "We applied the auricular vagus nerve stimulation to modulate the parasympathetic nervous system, activate the associated anti-inflammatory pathways, and reestablish the abnormal sympatho-vagal balance. aVNS is performed percutaneously using miniature needle electrodes in ear regions innervated by the auricular vagus nerve. In terms of a randomized prospective study, chronic aVNS is started in critical, but not yet ventilated Covid-19 patients during their stay at the intensive care unit. The results show decreased pro-inflammatory parameters, e.g. a reduction of CRP levels by 32% after 1 day of aVNS and 80% over 7 days (from the mean 151.9 mg/dl to 31.5 mg/dl)…"

  4. Fauci lost his credibility a long time ago. He is just a mouthpiece for Pfizer and Moderna. Someone should check his financial statements for any evidence of "incentives".

  5. 8:00 I think that the main reason for Doctor Fauchi still promoting the vaccine the same vay is because if he said that it is not really nessecery and the vaccine is not really effective on the new variants than antivaxersin the USA would say that they were right all along and the govermant was trying to brainwash them and force them to vaccinate. So the aproach to promote vaccination may be the only way to not support antivaxer movment (this is just my theory and I maybe wrong. In Czechia we had differend aproach and the goverment said tht the vaccine is not that effective anymore and it only helped the antivaxers in their campain).

  6. Practically everyone I see in hospital who is covid positive is triple and quadruple vaccinated. Fat lot of good it did them.👎

  7. Welp, I finally got Covid.
    I am double vaccinated and Maderna boosted. But that is 2021. I was gonna get a booster this fall…..😒
    Had a 102 temp, had to leave work. But worst symptoms was sore throat and mild cough.
    The take home test literally lit up like an X-mas tree, CVS confirmed it, and even the doctors local lab confirmed it.
    😅 I swear this virus gives you the urge to travel!

  8. I wish I could be optimistic about this. But the evolution rate of SARS-covid-2 has been so rapid and unpredictable that I’m inclined to err on the side of pessimism that a new, immune-evasive variant will eventually emerge and spread again like wildfire. I see no other way around this than some kind of universal vaccine.

  9. I would point out that the number of deaths is still suffering inaccuracy. the government is still giving hospitals money for covid deaths thus there are still many, though a minority, "false positives". not as bad as during the lockdown, like the motorcyclist that hit a tree being declared a covid death because he tested positive. but more of covid weakening people and them dying of other diseases, but still being declared covid.

  10. The really good news is that since there is no other Variant that is more infectious and dominant that BA5 (that we know of, we should by now). There really isn't anything the virus can mutate from other than the BA5 strain now.
    In order for another variant to "win" it would have to beat BA5 in infectiousness and spread and immune escape. All other variants are now 'dead'. BA4 is beaten by BA5 as well.
    This mean the 'pool' of variants that the Sars-CoV-2 can now mutate from is down to one variant and one strain/lineage. No more Delta lineage or other ones.
    So it likely will only get more weaker and weaker in potency. It might remain like a flu and mutate enough to circle around the world and reinfect. But likely at a more weaker state. It should for all intents and purposes become another "cold" virus in essence.

    It might mutate again to a more dangerous version, but the likelihood is probably less so, because since soon most people would have had the BA5 or previous Omicron variants, so the immune system of most people and eventually everyone (if it remains as endemic forever) it will lose potency..

    So unless another variant shows up, in a few months with nothing like that, this pandemic is OVER. So lets hope there isn't another lineage that has slow burning in some distant part and mutate into something more infectious and virulent. If that doesn't happen, I think this is over and done with. Even if it becomes endemic.. The BA5 has NOT been more severe or caused more hospitalizations or death.

  11. Sorry but call me ironic on this, but there is something just about to replace BA5, MonkeyPox, well that's if the media can get their fear campaign in order before the start of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.

  12. Here in Ontario our "provincial 'Doctor' " in charge of handling Covid said that it looks like we hit peak and it's starting to go down now with BA4/5.
    It never even got remotely bad here in Ontario. Lots of infections, but few hospitalizations in comparisons to previous waves. Our problem isn't number of patients but the number of staff at hospitals calling in sick and likely on vacation. They are run with skeleton crews. I actually suspect people quit and some are burned out and some just using the situation. Because pretty strange that NOW 50% of hospital staff are off "sick" when we have had 2+ YEARS of Covid with FAR FAR higher infections and hospitalized patients. But now with barely 1 4th or 5th of patients the "staff is gone"..

    I can't say for sure why that is, but I suspect it's a mix of everything aforementioned. That said, in regards to actual Covid, it has been way less patients and "load" and "severity" in hospitals. Easy to see since hospitalizations and ICU admittance is tracked 100% in fact 50% are "incidental" at least.. ICU barely moved at all during this last BA4/5 wave in increase.

    I think Natural immunity of the Omicron lineage with variants has taken it's toll on the virus and it's not as severe (overall) as it used to be. Sure it can still be deadly, but not to the same amount of people.

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