The Omicron Hypothesis

The Omicron Hypothesis is a series of articles at Rounding the Earth that broke off from The Vaccine Wars, and includes elements of the following:

The author, Mathew Crawford takes these hypotheses as explorations worthy of consideration and exploration, not as established fact. But that is to say that the complete story of SARS-CoV-2 and the pandemic is not yet agreed upon as established fact. Some of the evidence used was developed by The Ethical Skeptical and others. Igor Chudov also explored Omicron's origins in numerous articles.

Summary of Hypotheses Explored

A summary of primary open hypotheses explored:

  • Hypothesis 1: Omicron has been circulating widely for at least several months longer than we are told.
  • Hypothesis 2: Omicron was genetically engineered—most likely by somebody in the same working group who engineered an mRNA vaccine to stop SARS-CoV-2.
  • Hypothesis 3: Omicron did not emerge from the phylogenetic tree whose root is the first-sequenced Wuhan SARS-CoV-2 strain.
  • Hypothesis 4: Omicron is already endemic among a broad array of mammalian species.
  • Hypothesis 5: A large portion of previously recorded CLI, if not all, were actually cases of omicron infection.
  • Hypothesis 6: The “Pandemic of the Unvaccinated” story was pure fabrication and there is no need for unsurveilled omicron to fill in the gaps. The CDC data reports are simply fraudulent.
  • Hypothesis 7: The Greatest Crime Hypothesis. Omicron, SARS-CoV-2, and the COVID-19 vaccines were designed together as a toolset for establishing control.
  • Hypothesis 8: To the extent that certain of the Omicron hypotheses (or others) are correct, there is a clear and concerning association with American military readiness.

Proximal Origins Hypotheses

  • Part 1 included Published Proximal Origins Hypotheses:
    • Origins H1: Omicron spread cryptically, undetected by insufficient surveillance methods. (We will talk abt why those methods might have been insufficient.)
    • Origins H2: Omicron could have evolved in an immunocompromised host, chronically infected by weeks or months.
    • Origins H3: Omicron could have developed in non-human hosts, then reintroduced to a human who spread it to 24 million people in like 5 weeks.

Evidence of Genetic Engineering

    • Hypothesis 2: Omicron was genetically engineered—most likely by somebody in the same working group who engineered an mRNA vaccine to (supposedly) stop SARS-CoV-2.
    • The SARS-CoV phylogenetic tree places omicron variants on a different evolutionary branch than all other SARS-CoV-2 variants.
    • Published Proximal Origins Hypotheses:
      • Origins H1: Omicron spread cryptically, undetected by insufficient surveillance methods. (We will talk about why those methods might have been insufficient.)
      • Origins H2: Omicron could have evolved in an immunocompromised host, chronically infected by weeks or months.
      • Origins H3: Omicron could have developed in non-human hosts, then reintroduced to a human who spread it to 24 million people in like 5 weeks.

Evidence of Earlier Circulation of a SARS-CoV

Evidence of an Earlier Outbreak

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