So it’s possible that one of the equity hires at the White House confused Mozambique with Botswana, where the other day two people may possibly have died of omicron. Either way, Mozambique and Botswana don’t even share a border, so people in Mozambique were highly confused and probably a little hurt. Today, Tony Fauci, who is the person, of course, who signed off on this travel ban, was asked about this by an African reporter. You know, Fauci replied, That’s a good question. An important question. And then Fauci didn’t answer it or even hint at an answer.
So as of right now, we still don’t know why there is a White House travel ban on Mozambique. Presumably, the answer is because it’s in Africa and Africa is where all of this started. Just a few days ago, when the head of the South African Medical Association, a physician called Angelique Coetzee, noted that she had seen patients with a new variant of the coronavirus. Within hours of her, saying that politicians in the United States and many other countries began planning elaborate and highly punitive new measures against their own populations.
From her office in Pretoria, Dr. Coetzee watched all of this happen with her jaw open. She was horrified. “I have been stunned at the response,” Coetzee wrote today in a piece for the Daily Mail. “No one here in South Africa is known to have been hospitalized with the Omicron variant, nor has anyone here believed to have fallen seriously ill with it.” In other words, omicron, whatever it is, is far less dangerous than pretty much everything else that’s currently going on in South Africa at the moment. But it didn’t matter.
By this point. The Biden administration had stopped listening to Dr. Angelique Coetzee. They’d gotten what they needed from her, and they moved on.
So here’s Tony Fauci today announcing that the terrifying scourge of omicron has reached our shores:
DR. FAUCI: The recent case of COVID 19 among an individual in California was caused by the omicron variant. The individual was fully vaccinated and experienced mild symptoms, which are improving at this point.
OK, so let’s just parse this just for a moment. A fully vaccinated person in California has omicron and is doing fine. So what can we conclude rationally from this?
Well, obviously the most stringent COVID restrictions in the country are not stopping the spread. Masking, social distancing, nonstop anxiety, talking about COVID from dawn to dusk. None of it worked, and the vaccines didn’t work, either. The patient in California had two injections and still got omicron. So maybe the lesson here is viruses are very hard to stop. Sometimes they’re virtually impossible to stop because they spread with remarkable efficiency. In the case of coronaviruses, they live in animals, so they’re never going away, ever. No matter what. They don’t tell you that, but it’s true.
So given all of those facts, it’s possible we’ll be better off working on medicines to keep those viruses from killing vulnerable people. That seems like a rational approach to the problem, and yet is the one thing the Biden administration is completely uninterested in doing. No interest whatsoever in doing that.
Instead, Biden announced today that the lesson he is drawing from the harmless infection of a fully vaccinated person in the state of California is that this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated. They’re the ones to blame for it, not the Chinese government which likely created this virus and has definitely profited from it immensely. No, no, no. Omicron and COVID more broadly said the president, are the direct responsibility of the 20% of the adult American population, many of whom have natural immunity, who have resisted submitting to his injections, and they must be crushed for that.
Now, this one is hardly worth explaining how far from legitimate science this is. It’s nonsense. It’s actually demented. But more than that, it is dangerous. On the basis of no demonstrated threat to public health whatsoever, the Biden administration is once again locking down the country and persecuting its perceived political opponents, otherwise known as the unvaccinated.
So you have to ask yourself, when will this end? Viruses mutate constantly. That’s their nature. Will every new omicron variant mean massive, new and unconstitutional powers for our political class? That’s what is meant so far.
This is a cycle, and it’s not a cycle that any democracy can survive. You’d think some of the media might point this out. What are the limits here? No. Instead, they’re making certain you’re as terrified as Joe Biden wants you to be.
ALI VELSHI, MSNBC: The new covid 19 variant is causing global alarm as countries scramble to enact travel restrictions to contain the coronavirus threat…
YASMIN VOSSOUGHIAN, MSNBC: The new omicron variant could already be in the U.S. but many Americans may not be ready to hear it. Reaction to this latest threat…
BARBIE NADEAU: This new threat of the omicron variant…
BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN: …on the economic threat posed by the omicron variant…
ABC NEWS REPORTER: The potential threat of omicron…
PAULA REID, CNN: The emerging threat of omicron…
KATE BOULDAN, CNN: The omicron variant poses a new threat…
CNN ANCHOR: The potential threat posed by this omicron variant…
MIKA, MSNBC: What Americans need to know about the evolving threat…
It’s a threat they repeat over and over. It’s almost like it’s a script they’re reading. Meanwhile, the Biden administration says it may force everyone entering the country, even American citizens, even people who are vaccinated, to enter some kind of mandatory quarantine when they get here. In their own country quarantine.
Now that’s, of course, assuming they arrive legally. Biden voters who sneak through over the Mexican border, as always, are exempt from all rules no vaccination, no quarantine, just endless benefits and broad smiles.
Leana Wen, the former Planned Parenthood ghoul you so often see on CNN talking about health, recently explained that thanks to omicron “there should be mandatory quarantine and post-arrival testing for all international travelers, as well as additional impetus for vaccination and boosters.”
Huh? Quarantine, mandatory quarantine for American citizens in their own country. Additional impetus for more vaccines.
What does that mean, exactly? Well, we’re not sure we can guess. We do know, among other things, it means a lot more spying on you. The CDC director explained the CDC is now a kind of intelligence agency.
ROCHELLE WALENSKY: Currently, CDC is expanding a surveillance program with an express check to JFK, San Francisco, Newark and Atlanta airports, four of the busiest international airports in the country. This program allows for increased COVID testing for specific international arrivals, increasing our capacity to identify those with COVID-19 on arrival to the United States, and enhancing our surveillance for the omicron variant. Thanks to our updated travel policies earlier this month, we are also actively working with the airlines to collect passenger information that can be used by CDC and local public health jurisdictions to enhance contact tracing and post-arrival follow-up should a case be identified in the traveler.
Now keep in mind, she has no demonstrated record of success in anything. This is a former college professor who, since taking over the CDC, has seen more Americans die of COVID than died under the last CDC director. That looks like failure.
But in Washington, it’s rewarded, because success and failure are not actually the measurements that matter in Washington, political loyalty is and Rochelle Walensky is a loyal Democrat.
So she’s being rewarded with the powers of an intelligence agency. She’ll now be “collecting passenger information” as part of a domestic surveillance operation at major airports. There was never a vote on this. Nobody asked you whether you were for it.
This is again the CDC director, who’s somehow nationalized America’s rental properties, she’s going to be spying on you.
The question really is how much longer will this country continue to tolerate this? You’ve got to wonder. And what happens if we keep tolerating it? We don’t need to wonder about that because we’ve got Australia as an example. Consider this from an Australian newscast this morning. The anchor announced the breaking news of the day, which is the escape of three inmates – Australian citizens – from a COVID concentration camp.
9NEWS AUSTRALIA ANCHOR: We start with breaking news out of Darwin, where three people have escaped from the Howard Springs COVID quarantine facility. Talia Srav is there for us. Talia, good morning! There’s a search underway right now.
9 NEWS AUSTRALIA REPORTER: Yes, that’s right, Davina. Good morning to you. We’ve been told they scaled the fence in the early hours of this morning. Police are saying reports around 4:40 a.m. Now, Major police checkpoints have been set up around Howard Springs for the past several hours. As you can see in these pictures, they’ve been conducting thorough searches in car boots, checking vehicle registrations, cars and busses alike.
So that’s not a third-world country, that’s Australia, which until 20 minutes ago seemed very much like America, maybe slightly more exotic and charming, but not so different, really same culture, same language, same basis of its legal system.
In case you’re wondering, doesn’t seem like any of these escapees actually have COVID. There’s no other evidence they were infecting anybody. But it didn’t matter. They’re supposed to be behind bars now they’re not, so police set up roadblocks, checkpoints brought in the dogs. It’s a democracy. Doesn’t seem very healthy.
It’s not just Australia, by the way. In Austria, authorities have stopped people on the street and are demanding to see their COVID papers. In Canada, unvaccinated citizens who have been banned from planes or trains in their own country, not because they’ve tested positive for COVID and are infecting people, but simply because they haven’t taken the injection that the prime minister demands they take. Whether or not they have natural immunity, that’s irrelevant. It’s about obedience. That’s Canada.
This is where we’re heading, and we’re heading there very, very fast. As the Democratic Party comes closer to certain defeat a year from now in the midterms, all of this will intensify. That’s the whole point of it. It’s how they won last time. And so they’re doing it again.
Omicron, not a single person is in the hospital in South Africa because of omicron. And yet that’s the pretext upon which the CDC has just assumed surveillance powers. You don’t need to be a genius to connect the dots here.
But there aren’t a ton of geniuses running the Republican Party, apparently. They still don’t seem to understand what is happening. Listen to them and they talk like this is about a virus. But somebody needs to push back. Maybe it’ll take a new party, a civil rights party, to stop our descent toward actual tyranny.
But make no mistake, unless someone stops it very soon, it is coming.
This article is adapted from Tucker Carlson’s opening commentary on the December 1, 2021 edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”