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COVID-19 Is Back (Again): Why Are U.S. Cases Going Back Up?

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UCSF infectious disease researchers and The Latino Task Force for COVID19 in partnership with the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) and the City and County of San Francisco launched an effort to provide comprehensive, voluntary COVID-19 testing to all residents of a densely populated and highly Latin neighborhood of San Francisco’s Mission District. Katie Machado, RN, UCSF Nurse Practitioner Student, collects a nasal sample from a local resident at the Parque Ninos Unidos site.

As COVID Cases Rise, Studies Suggest Omicron Is More Deadly Than Originally Though – COVID-19 cases in the United States steadily increased in April, reaching a daily average of 67,263 and bringing the total number of cases to 81,574,159. Today, roughly 94,000 new cases were reported, up from a recent bottom of nearly 8,000 on March 20. 

Cases are rising in all but six states in the country, with the Omicron subvariant believed to be responsible for the vast majority of new cases. The Omicron variant, which emerged in Botswana in early November and quickly spread to Europe and the United States, was several times more infectious than both the Alpha and Delta COVID-19 variants. 

Rising cases, however, don’t necessarily mean a return to the lockdowns of the early pandemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief COVID advisor and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, already said in mid-April that the United States has now left the “full-blown explosive pandemic” phase – and the latest figures are less than 10% of the daily case peak from the original Omicron COVID-19 variant. 

Study Suggests Omicron May Be Just As Severe As Earlier Variants

When the Omicron variant disrupted the nation’s holiday festivities last year, it was understood to be less deadly and severe than both the Alpha and Delta variants. However, according to a new study, the new variant actually causes the same level of illness in patients. 

The study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, was shared by Research Square on May 2 and was authored by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Minerva University, and Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Researchers claim that they found that the risks of both hospitalization and mortality were “nearly identical” between Omicron and earlier variants. The data was taken from the records of 130,000 COVID patients from Massachusetts.

If the study is right, then declining COVID-19 deaths may be explained by increased immunity among the population rather than the characteristics of individual variants.

Most Americans Have Already Had COVID

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that more than half of all Americans, and as many as three in four children, have already suffered at least one COVID-19 infection. 

Data analysts from the government agency also estimated that the “seroprevalence,” which refers to the presence of antibodies in a person’s body, has reached 95%. The seroprevalence figure takes into account those who have survived a COVID-19 infection and developed antibodies naturally, as well as those who have taken a COVID-19 vaccine. 

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“We all know that there are some infections that go unreported, either because they’re asymptomatic or mild, the person didn’t get tested, or it didn’t get reported. So seroprevalence was an important piece of the puzzle, and it helps us to really understand more kind of the public health picture,” Dr. Kristie Clarke of the CDC said on Tuesday. 

Jack Buckby is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.

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Jack Buckby is 19FortyFive's Breaking News Editor. He is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.



  1. John

    May 16, 2022 at 10:14 am

    In the course of a special operation in Ukraine, documentary evidence was obtained that in the immediate vicinity of the Russian borders, in fact, components of biological weapons were created. In violation of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. Possible methods and mechanisms for destabilizing the epidemiological situation in the post-Soviet space were worked out.
    The Parliamentary Commission on Biolaboratories received confirmation of non-compliance by the United States and Ukraine with a ban on the development of bioweapons.
    Evidence has already been obtained in terms of non-compliance by the United States and Ukraine with their obligations to comply with the UN Convention on the Prohibition of the Development of Bioweapons.
    The Commission on Biolaboratories has begun analyzing the reports of the United States and Ukraine for 5 years on the implementation of the Convention on Bioweapons, in addition, the facts of providing false information by Washington and Kyiv to the Secretariat of the Conference on Bioweapons have been established.
    Consideration of these issues (about biolaboratories) will be held at the UN Security Council. The US authorities are obliged to answer many questions.
    Facts have been established that both the United States and Ukraine provided incomplete or inaccurate information. So there is a complete concealment in the reports of information on biological programs with the support of the US Department of Defense in Ukraine. All reports from Ukraine report a lack of national biosecurity research and development programs.
    1. In a number of cases, information on outbreaks of infectious diseases was not provided, which is a mandatory requirement.
    2. There were no reports of the participation of military personnel in the work of laboratories, as well as the facts of the transfer of biomaterials, funding of facilities and programs by the military departments.
    For example, in 2019, as part of a Pentagon program, two laboratories were built in Kyiv and Odessa for the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection. The answer to the question why the United States needs secret military laboratories in Ukraine, which are not reported in the BTWC reports, is certainly related to the nature of research in the United States.
    There is also evidence of biological weapons research on patients in Ukrainian psychiatric hospitals.
    It is obvious that the Ukrainians were used in the same way as the Third Reich used at one time.

    • Quartermaster

      May 30, 2022 at 10:53 am

      John no such evidence was found. That’s simply Putinist agitprop.

      Covid cases are rising again as a direct result of the so called vaccination. Not only are the vaccines not safe or effective, they engender antibody dependent enhancement of the disease. The overwhelming majority of new cases are in vaccinated people.

      • William Barrett

        June 7, 2022 at 8:15 am

        Absolutely Correct QM!!

        I am daily amazed at the cognitive dissonance on display in our so-called educated elite, who simply cannot see or admit the truth regarding these failed drugs.

        I basically destroyed my career to avoid that Vax. I’m still employed, but all bridges burned, persona non-grata, unpromotable, can’t change agencies.

        It was worth it!

    • Lester e Powers

      July 12, 2022 at 4:53 pm

      Good point.

  2. William Barrett

    June 7, 2022 at 8:13 am

    Quite simply, because the Vaccines don’t work as promised, and after a few months, they reach negative effectiveness, meaning they actually make your bodies immune system MORE vulnerable to COVID than if you had never had them at all.

    They also actively prevent your immune system from developing the proper full set of antibodies to the virus when you catch COVID and fight it off, meaning that vaccinated persons who catch COVID will never develop full natural immunity the way a non-vaccinated person will.

    Congrats, sheeple. You all jumped on a bandwagon and accepted the promises of the pharma industry and corrupt and incompetent government officials, and now you are all paying the price for your cowardice or lack of interest.

    The future belongs to the unvaccinated. Enjoy your sub-clinical myocarditis.

    Honestly, I feel sorry for all the kids lives you have ruined with this nonsense.

    Any parent who let a minor child (other than one with massive pre-existing health problems) get vaccinated is culpably guilty of child abuse.

  3. Bill in Houston

    June 15, 2022 at 2:16 pm


    It is now mid-June and there was no huge outbreak of the China Flu. Move on.

  4. Him

    June 20, 2022 at 1:40 am

    A good scientist – faithful to scientific method – when confronted by a problem, will, even against their bias, examine all possible explanations.

    This is not happening in today’s anti-science environment.

    Let’s say, when we see Omicron on the rise, there are possible explanations A, B, C, D, E.

    But when you see the scientific community merely discussing options A, B, C – and slamming and insulting any people who dare to discuss options D and E – we know that base human-nature is in full swing.

    The prime characteristic of base human nature is the refusal to admit that they could be wrong.

    Notice that the article only discusses the options that the Omicron’s rise is because it is more deadly than assumed.

    No discussion on options that show the medical establishment got it wrong. Thus, science is thrown out the window, by refusing to explore ALL possible explanations.

    Why no discussion on these options:

    – Could the vaccines be damaging 95% of the population’s immune system, as predicted by many vaccinologists such as Dr Geert Vanden Bossche. In early Jan 2022, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) warned that repeated boosters would damage the immune system. Search for the EMA statement.

    – Could the fact that these vaccines allow transmission be the cause of increasing number of variants, also as predicted by Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche.

    No discussion of these. Censorship by omission.

    These days, anyone who goes against the narrative (that helps sell more vaccines) is slandered as “not following the science”. But if Dr Vanden Bossche’s predictions from early 2021 are now coming true, isn’t in worth having some humility, and at least consider and evaluate his scientific reasoning, rather than resorting to ad hominem attacks against him?

    In early 2021, Dr Geert Vanden Bossche explained, from principles of vaccinology, it is a disaster to utilise a vaccine that cannot stop transmission during a pandemic.

    Think about this: all your life, have you ever had a vaccine for a disease (other than flu) that could not stop transmission? No. Hence, there are dire consequences for widespread use of a vaccine that cannot stop transmission. The logic is that, when a vaccinated person passes on the virus, that virus is of a type that was able to get around the vaccine. Hence, the use of vaccines – that cannot stop transmission – creates a breeding ground for ever increasing number of variants, for which the people are vulnerable. All this was predicted by Dr. Vanden Bossche in early 2021.

    The lack of scientific authenticity is seen in articles like this one, and through the Media, where only the explanations – that paint the system in a good light – are considered.

    For details of how these mRNA vaccines damage the immune system, search for videos by Dr. Peter McCullough from Texas A&M University.

  5. Lester e Powers

    July 12, 2022 at 4:54 pm


  6. Yrral

    August 5, 2022 at 6:28 am

    These COVID lawsuit will bankrupt lots of companies,they will hit the courtroom in few month,these companies have no immunity, because they are still legally obligated to follow CDC guidelines,whether they do it ,only increase their liability


    August 7, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    I will continue to state that these slab jabs ARE NOT VACCINES!!!!!!!!!!!! They do not even meet the criteria for being called a vaccine, the CDC be DAMNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The CDC has at the behest of their Big Pharma Masters changed the definition of a vaccine 3 times since 2015….the last change in 2021 they removed the word “IMMUNITY” from the definition because the shots showed no immune response to the target disease, the only “IMMUNITY” the shots provide is to the manufacturer.
    I go with the historical and true definition of a vaccine : It provides IMMUNITY to a specific disease or similar infections caused by a virus or bacteria and most importantly it PREVENTS THE SPREAD of the disease……these covid clot shots do neither.
    To call these strange gene therapy shots “vaccines” is like calling ILLEGAL ALIENS “Undocumented Workers”…….the lefty loony democrats always like to change the meaning of words or phrases to suit their warped narrative / version of reality.

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