Sunday, November 28, 2021


2019 Novel Coronavirus (CoVID-19): Part XXVII
2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV (first named); COVID-2019 (later named disease); SARS-CoV-2 (final name of the virus causing COVID-2019), COVID-2019 Pandemic:


November 28, 2021 update Part 27
Paul Herscu ND, MPH
Herscu Laboratory 


Entering the last phase of the COVID-2019 Pandemic:

A short piece


Hello and welcome. Here’s a short piece to answer all the emails and phone calls from colleagues and patients. The news is scary right now. As you are aware, a new more prominent variant, named Omicron was found, and has dozens of mutations. It seems to outcompete the Delta virus which has been the current dominant mutated variant. The news is daunting since countries are beginning to shut down from the news. WHO issued dire warnings and travels bans are in place. And added to this is the sad coincidence that there are numerous regions in the world with increased incidence of Delta COVID. In some places these are the worst outbreaks of the virus since the pandemic began. 


Let me start by saying, again, and perhaps sounding oddly, and pretty much opposite to what we are hearing today, that the pandemic will be over by sometime in April. Again, as written elsewhere, this does not mean that the virus is gone, it is going to be with us for the foreseeable future. Simply, the pandemic will be called off, and switched to more confined outbreaks, depending on local conditions. I know this flies in the face of everything you are hearing right now. We discussed most of this from the start. And I will describe it more fully when describing the fifth and final phase of the pandemic which we are almost entering (and I know how odd that sentence must sound, in the face of the news). A brief recap: