Via the Telegraph:
Vladimir Putin has compared omicron to a “live vaccine”, downplaying the potential risks posed by the variant which has now lapped the globe.
On Tuesday the Russian President suggested fears about omicron, a highly mutated coronavirus strain which is designated a variant of concern by the World Health Organization, may turn out to be “premature”.
“Let’s not get ahead of ourselves,” Mr Putin said. “They say it’s not that virulent. Some specialists even call it a live vaccine.”
This is where the Telegraph’s editorializing gets really idiotic:
Live vaccines include an attenuated, or weakened, form of the virus that causes a particular disease to trigger an immune response that will generate protective antibodies, but is not strong enough to make an individual sick. The measles mumps and rubella (MMR) and yellow fever vaccines both include attenuated virus, for instance.
The author of this Telegraph article doesn’t understand what Putin is saying. He’s not saying the omission variant is an inactivated virus vaccine. That makes zero sense.
He’s saying that omicron is so mild it might amount to being a living vaccine, given that it’ll infect a bunch of people and confer natural immunity upon them.
But since the corporate media isn’t allowed to acknowledge the existence of natural immunity, this Telegraph article cannot say this. The Telegraph is under strict orders to push the vaccine and only the vaccine.