Pandemic Panic Simply Refuses To Die

Putin's war must be turning stale--the corporate media is returning yet again to the Pandemic Panic narrative.

Given that BA.2 is already present in the United States, The Washington Post reports that epidemiologists and public-health leaders suspect that North America will be next. After all, the paper said, “in the past two years, a widespread outbreak like the one in Europe has been followed by a similar surge in the United States some weeks later.”

The Pandemic Plague du jour is Omicron “subvariant” BA.2. If that sounds like a retread, it is: the media has floated this one before, without gaining much traction.

Will this time be different?