Not since gamma! Alpha was slowly spreading only and was no big help.
USA is state specific. Worst are school lockouts. This avoids passive immunization and curbs vaccine sales. Finally we have more dead children from RSV than we ever will have from CoV-19....
India:: Cases grow with about 20..25%/day. The problem state is Maharashtra that never fully brought down the case numbers. But deaths 80% still come from the "small" vaccine terror state Kerala!
Interesting to follow!
This is not an antivaxxer meme - but it happens if you listen to antivaxxers for more than a few hours. They say things which are internally contradictory.
Our W is not an antivaxxer - of course - but he has a habit of copying their ways of posting.
In this case the GOTCHA is Maharashtra. This is one of the few Indian states which DID incorporate ivermectin in a COVID treatment protocol. But W does not tell you this because it did not get rid of COVID.
“Not only Uttar Pradesh, governments of West Bengal, Maharashtra, and Assam too included Ivermectin in their protocol for the treatment of COVID-19,” he added.
Yet now, W notes that Maharashtra is a problem state for COVID.
You see, you can always find excuses given the episodic nature of COVID and the many different factors that determine COVID rate. That is why the charts of states using ivermectin versus states with low COVID are so misleading. And, notice, you get even better possibly causal correlations if you include worms and just reckon it is worms that lead to COVID, etc.
In fact, any epidemiologist will tell you that geographic comparisons across countries which have varying health systems, regulation, demographics, etc are very very low quality evidence because you can never control for all the additional factors that correlate with the ones you want to determine causal relationship on. And any statistician will tell you that you can easily prove anything by looking only at real-world correlations and thinking they are causal.
W knows this - he has done maths - he understands stats and how correlations are not the same as causality. So he has no excuse for ignoring it.
A lot of the internet antivaxxers are similarly mathematically aware - it is just that they pick and choose - presenting only the things that are in line with their biases and ignoring the rest. W, alas, although obviously not an antivaxxer - is copying this behaviour precisely.