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In this episode, we discuss if the Omicron variant originated in Africa with Ogadinma Kingsley Okakpu. He is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate of Biomedical Sciences at UC Riverside and a member of the AAPRP All African People's Revolutionary Party.
We draw on his scientific expertise to explore how variants are tracked, how Africa responded and exceeded expectations in their handling of covid, the significance of a public health infrastructure, how supporting the global South is more than calling for vaccine donations, and how Covid relates to the Great Reset.
How South African scientists discovered Omicron and set off a global chain reaction https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/02/world/south-africa-omicron-origins-covid-cmd-intl/index.html
UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron variant cases, Israel closes borders https://www.reuters.com/world/concerns-over-covid-variant-trigger-more-travel-curbs-southern-africa-2021-11-27/
The omicron variant was in Europe a week before South Africa reported it https://www.npr.org/2021/11/30/1060025081/omicron-variant-netherlands-europe-south-africa
Omicron is less severe than delta variant and two Covid vaccine jabs give good protection, study suggests https://archive.md/9N1P3#selection-1067.1-1067.106
The Pfizer Inoculations For COVID-19 – More Harm Than Good (This video is against the vaccine but still discusses data relevant to the discussion) https://perma.cc/KQ5V-MWQV
Chinese Doctors Confirmed African Blood Genetic Composition Resist Coronavirus After Student Cured https://archive.is/sKtDE
The pandemic appears to have spared Africa so far. Scientists are struggling to explain why https://www.science.org/content/article/pandemic-appears-have-spared-africa-so-far-scientists-are-struggling-explain-why
The Pandemic of Racial Capitalism: Another World is Possible https://www.researchgate.net/publication/346563059_The_Pandemic_of_Racial_Capitalism_Another_World_is_Possible