In this May 22, 2021 article published by RT, we learn of a new statement released by the Indian government to social media companies removing the term “Indian variant” as they deem it “misleading and without basis”.
The New Delhi Information Technology Ministry said this in the statement: “It has come to our knowledge that a false statement is being circulated online which implies that an ‘Indian variant’ of coronavirus is spreading across the countries. This is completely FALSE…[the World Health Organization] has not associated the term ‘Indian variant’ with the B.1.617 variant of the coronavirus in any of its report”.
The official statement from the Indian government may be read here.
Editor’s Note: This article highlights one thing: the media has a lot to do with the fear-mongering around new variants. As we have seen from the so-called UK variant, the majority do not cause an increased burden on the health care system [see New York Times: The coronavirus is mutating, and that’s fine and New study shows that UK variant has increased transmissibility, but not greater severity]. So if this is the case, where did the media get these kinds of reports? See the photos below.
What is the purpose of obsessive genomic testing if none of the new variants change the severe cases and death rate? If the goal is to eradicate a relatively harmless disease like COVID, why won’t the government set its sights higher and eliminate pneumonia altogether?
In the Philippines, despite some pneumonia deaths being miscategorized as COVID deaths, more people still died of pneumonia last year than COVID [see PSA data on deaths shows government either manipulating us or covering up their mistake]. Wouldn’t it be more prudent for the government to deal with this disease that is a threat to both children and adults, and is one of the top causes of death in the country before they waste resources on a disease that has a 98-99% recovery rate? It is simply inconceivable how our leaders are able to ignore this simple fact.
Now we come back to the media’s sensationalized reports. We know why they are doing this. It is important to attach a location to a new variant because that is the easiest alibi for keeping countries closed. The “threat” of a new variant will keep societies always on their toes.
Viruses mutate, as it is their nature, and these mutations are random. A virus first detected in India does not mean that being Indian or being in India is the reason that the mutation exists. To date, scientists have not been able to predict why certain mutations exist, and because viruses are highly dependent on their host for survival, we can say that the number of variants in the world can be as unique and as numerous as the people in the world are. It is simply stupid to think that our scientists will be able to control the infection from all these natural variants.
Now we want to raise an important question that the media and health authorities must answer. If it is true that variants are a threat, then why is there no surge in the countries where the so-called “Indian variant” is found?https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210512-indian-covid-19-variant-found-in-44-countries-around-world-says-who And if the variations in the B.1.617 is negligible, what caused the recent “COVID surge” in India when the country has been doing well for months? [For our answer, read Untangling the web of lies surrounding India’s latest COVID surge].