The LA Times is pleading with people to get another booster shot, which would make that the fourth vaccine shot in one year for most people, to prevent against contracting the BA.2 sub-variant.
Earlier this week, the FDA approved a fourth round of vaccinations, which they called a second booster, for those aged 50 and older.
Ultra-contagious BA.2 Omicron strain adds urgency to second booster shot https://t.co/Gy0Glrj9jC
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) March 30, 2022
“The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will be ready to offer second booster shots to those in that age group starting Wednesday at seven clinics,” said the LA Times, before adding the obligatory warning that some people, if they don’t get boosted, could die from the virus.
Previously, the Atlanta Journal Constitution described the regular Omicron variant as “super contagious,” with similar warnings about how neglecting vaccination could lead to more deaths, hyping the danger, with the help of a union representative.
Harris Raynor, southern region assistant regional director for the Service Employees International Union affiliate Workers United, told the AJC in December “if you let somebody come to work, especially with omicron, and they expose people, this is going to run through your workplace like crazy.”
The NBC affiliate in Chicago also called the current strain of the omicron virus “super contagious”.
Despite the hype, or maybe because of the hype- the nonstop hype for two years over the dangers of coronavirus- the public is taking fewer precautions today than ever before.
The New York Times cited an Associated Press poll that showed that fewer Americans than ever are taking precautions like masking in order to deal with the virus, despite the media hype about the emergence of the ultra-contagious or super-contagious variants.
“Partly it’s fatigue and partly it’s that they’re being authorized to take fewer precautions by the C.D.C.,” Andrew Noymer, a public health professor at the University of California, Irvine told the Times.
But mostly it is that the media can only claim something is super deadly or ultra contagious so many times before people think they’re crying wolf.