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US Coronavirus Pandemic Current State

Politics / Pandemic Feb 12, 2021 - 02:02 PM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Politics

Remember the big picture folks of a trend towards a full spectrum war against the emerging Chinese Empire as per my series of in-depth analysis of December 20216 towards which the Chinese prematurely unleashing a bio weapon due to incompetence is just one facet of this full spectrum war against this emerging totalitarian empire that in less than a decade will could to be come to seen as Nazi Germany when enacting their own versions of the final solutions on populations and lands they seek to conquer i.e. bordering Asian nations, Australia and large chunks of Africa in addition to wiping out conquered peoples such as the Uighurs that now reside within China's borders.


Unfortunately for the US the key problem is that like much of the rest of the western world faces the time bomb of having to ride the crest of the London strain and then all of the other strains that can so easily make their way into highly fluid US population centres, which given the huge pool of infected acts as incubators for many home grown strains. Which means the US NEEDS to be AHEAD of the UK in terms of vaccinations so as to stifle the viruses opportunity to mutate.

Still after a slow start the US is stating to accelerate it's vaccinations programme after Biden took office and made it his number one priority.

In terms of vaccinations the US is about 2 weeks behind the UK, which on face value may not sound like much but given that the US is increasingly going to see the London strain become dominant or a derivative of it then in reality the US needs to be a couple of weeks ahead of the UK. Which means there is a good chance that the US going to continues experience severe pandemic pain over the next couple of months. Though of course things could be worse i.e. Europe which is even further behind the curve in terms of vaccinations hence engaged in a Vaccines war with the UK.

The failure of the US to act in terms of vaccinations means the US deaths per day are flat lining rather than declining as is the case for the UK which confirms to expect the stubbornly high number of daily deaths to continue for some weeks despite advances in treatments.

In total 465,000 americans have now died at the hands of the chinese virus, therefore unfortunately the US continues to trend towards a target of 750,000 covid-19 deaths by the end of 2021.

In terms of economic impact this looks set to act as a drag on the US economy for the whole of Q1 though is being off set by Biden's first stimulus money printing run of $1.8 trillion with plenty more inflationary stimulus money printing to come during the year.

The bottom line is that end is in sight, in 2 to 3 months time we should all be mostly living in a post pandemic lockdown's world of sorts, UNLESS.......

Covid-20 - The South African Strain

Whilst the London strain that has rightly gleaned much media attention since it emerged some 4 months ago, nevertheless does respond to covid-19 antibodies and vaccines. South Africa, the cradle of humanity where homo sapiens likely first emerged some 400,000 years ago looks set to deliver mankind a major blow during 2021. Basically covid-19 anti-bodies and therefore vaccines based on an immune response have little or no effect on this new strain which therefore should be named Covid 20.

A trial conducted in South Africa involving 2000 people by Wits VIDA Research resulted in 42 covid cases of which 39 were SA variant, 20 in the Placebo group (2.3%), 19 in the vaccine group (2.5%). Resulting in 10% Vaccine efficacy to the SA variant, against expected 60% 1st dose efficacy against covid-19.

So it looks like the Astrazenica type of vaccines only offer limited protection to the SA strain prompting the SA government to suspend their vaccination programme before it even began. However on the bright side AstraZenica have already begun developing a SA variant vaccine that they aim to start delivering in quantity from September onwards. So whilst the Covid-20 SA virus will be disruptive, However it will be nowhere near on the scale that of the Covid-19 Chinese virus given that governments are actually starting to do what they should have done a year ago! i.e. isolating travelers from infected areas, a reminder that they NEVER did that for chinese travelers, encouraged by the World Health Organisation not to prevent travelers from China spreading the virus across the world due the fact that China would cut funding to the WHO if they recommended such actions and hence chinese travelers sowed the seeds for the Catastrophe that took place during 2020 as I warned at the time on the 2nd of Feb 2020.

Coronavirus Pandemic Day 55 Outbreak Trend Analysis

At the end of the day the message should be clear in that we need to live in a zero covid world like New Zealand where the number of cases needs to be ZERO so that the virus cannot mutate. In the meantime the markets like bad news such as this because it means the printing press will continue to run at full throttle.

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By Nadeem Walayat

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