For whatever bizarre reason, the Biden administration has just kicked-in the most restrictive travel ban yet due to the latest version of the COVID-19 virus; the dreaded Omicron variant.
I tell ya… that Omicron variant must be a real killer. People must be dropping dead left and right. It simply has to be.
After all, Team Biden has just announced the harshest restrictions yet. As reported by the Reuters news service via Yahoo News (emphasis mine);
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says all air travelers entering the country, including American citizens and foreign nationals, will have to show a negative COVID test performed within one day of departure.
Anyone else notice that the CDC announcement mandates only air travel?
Golly gee, hundreds of thousands upon hundreds of thousands of people from all over the planet are entering the United States illegally at our southern border. Oddly enough, no one from Team Biden sees any problem there.
Anyhow, the folks over at the reliably leftist CNBC are noting that the Omicron variant is essentially a nasty cold (emphasis mine);
Covid symptoms linked to the new omicron variant have been described as “extremely mild” by the South African doctor who first raised the alarm over the new strain.
Dr. Angelique Coetzee, chair of the South African Medical Association, told the BBC on Sunday that she started to see patients around Nov.18 presenting with “unusual symptoms” that differed slightly from those associated with the delta variant, which is the most virulent strain of the virus to date and globally dominant.
“It actually started with a male patient who’s around the age of 33 … and he said to me that he’s just [been] extremely tired for the past few days and he’s got these body aches and pains with a bit of a headache,” she told the BBC.
The patient didn’t have a sore throat, she said, but more of a “scratchy throat” but no cough or loss of taste or smell — symptoms that have been associated with previous strains of the coronavirus.
Think about it. The harshest air travel restrictions yet. Over a scratchy throat and a very mild headache.