Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Oh No: Do We Have ANOTHER COVID Variant Emerging in France?
Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet
Here we go again. The pandemic isn't meant to be over, right? It's meant to be continuous, even as the virus has mutated into something that's much less lethal than the original strain or the past Delta variant. Omicron is surging in the US, but it's very mild, and early studies show that it spares the lungs, which is very good news. The bad news is that it's more contagious but that's a tradeoff I'll accept, I guess. Still, the liberal media, the Democrats, and some in the medical expert community are still packaging the fear porn. It sells. It gets them on television, especially MSNBC and CNN. It's a circus. 

Now, we might have a new variant emerging in France (via Fox 11 Los Angeles): 

A new COVID-19 variant has been detected in France. The variant has been named IHU. It was found to have infected 12 people living in an area near Marseille, a port city in southern France.

Health officials found that IHU has 46 mutations. That is even more mutations than were found in omicron. The cases have been linked to travel to the African country Cameroon. Read more here.

Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Vaccine Mandate for National Guard
Leah Barkoukis / Townhall Tipsheet 
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sued the Biden administration on Tuesday over the requirement that National Guard members get the Covid-19 vaccine. 

"As the commander-in-chief of Texas’s militia, I have issued a straightforward order to every member of the Texas National Guard within my chain of command: Do not punish any guardsman for choosing not to receive a COVID-19 vaccine," the Republican governor said in a letter to the Texas Military Department announcing his plan to sue the federal government. 

"Unless President Biden federalizes the Texas National Guard in accordance with Title 10 of the U.S. Code, he is not your commander-in-chief under our federal or state Constitutions. And as long as I am your commander-in-chief, I will not tolerate efforts to compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine,” he added. “Let me be crystal clear: It is the federal government that has put Texas’s guardsmen in this difficult position. As your commander-in-chief, I will fight on your behalf. That is why I am suing the Biden Administration over its latest unconstitutional vaccine mandate." Read more here.