All this is about is a government ploy to boost Johnson’s flagging popularity.
First, they spread fear that is picked up by most of the media, sadly using hospitality and the travel industry as sacrificial lambs, because of the new restrictions.
Then, just before Christmas, Johnson will announce that Omicron is not nearly as bad as was feared and will state that there will be no lockdowns and Christmas will not be cancelled; he will be a Father Christmas, spreading great joy to everyone. As a result, his popularity will then go through the roof.
If you listened to some politicians, including especially Sturgeon, you could be forgiven to believe that as soon as you contracted the Omicron variant, you would drop dead.
I am considered to be very highly vulnerable by the NHS, thanks to my family, the police and many others and I have no concerns whatsoever about the Omicron variant. Just because it spreads more rapidly, empirical evidence suggests that the virus is much milder than the Delta variant and will, in time, supercede the Delta variant.
Johnson is just trying to scare everyone and he is achieving that. It is not a tidal wave. Yes, due to its increased transmissability, people will get infected but they will not die, if you are healthy and do not have underlying conditions.
As to the person who died “with” Omicron, how old was that person? What conditions did they have? More to the point, did it happen in the first place?
I will repeat what I have said earlier on. Due to the chaos in the Conservative party, he is using this as a distraction.
Johnson does not care a fuck if people are locked down, children don’t go to school and all of the rest. He just wants to save his skin.
Of course, this is all to do with pharma companies. If they make more money, the Conservatives will receive more donations.
As to the Labour party, even though this may seem extraordinary, I think that they are in league with the Conservative party.