Posted by: Gregoryno6 | February 2, 2023

Strep A outbreak in Australia.

Paco mentioned in a comment earlier that he’d seen reports of a Streptococcus A outbreak in Perth. This was the front page of yesterday’s West; I gave it a passing glance at the shopping centre and thought no more about it.

The latest fear porn was my instinctive reaction, and that’s probably not too far off the mark. Although the bug has been causing problems right across Australia, with numbers tripling across last year.

The story was covered in a few stories last month but the coverage was low key. It seems to be a prime candidate for Class 1 Fear Porn status but PerthNow, our home for DRAMATIC HEADLINES

has nothing about it that I could find.

Very strange.

The ABC gets as close as it dares to saying the unsayable.

There are at least three hypotheses as to why strep A cases are surging, according to the University of Queensland’s Mark Walker:

  • COVID-19-induced lockdowns throughout 2020 and 2021 insulated the population against all infectious bugs, including strep A.
    The lack of low-grade infection could mean peoples’ immunity to the bug is now lower, so when they do contract it, they are more likely to get sick.
  • The resurgence of viral infections following lockdowns has meant that when some people have caught strep A, they have caught it off the back of a viral infection.
    Catching strep A on top of a background viral infection can make a person more susceptible to the disease.
  • It is thought there could be new, more aggressive variants of strep A coming into Australia from other countries, such as the UK or China.

Professor Walker believes this is part of the problem, but the extent of it will only be known in a couple of years after immunity to the new bugs has built up in the child population.

A rather obvious fourth hypothesis: children’s immune systems have been buggered by the Fauci junk juice.

The numbers are very confusing but I believe that parents were less eager to vaxx up their young children than themselves. If the vaccine is connected to the outbreak, chances are that Strep A is one of many hostile bugs that will move in on the vulnerable young.

So Paco, in answer to your question, it seems the health commissars are keeping their heads down on the Strep A story. The problem is real but no Chief Health Officers are bleating about masks or lockdowns in this, the week that marks the beginning of the school year in Australia.

Rather like the story about rising ‘suicides’ among our police; the fear porners are keeping quiet.

More of it, please.



  1. Do you think the fear-mongers are reluctant to provoke the wrath of people who have already suffered immensely from lockdowns and other COVID excesses?

    • I do, and a lot of people on our side are missing that. I’m not saying the fear mongers won’t try again. But right now I think that Club Karl is on the back foot. Their genius plan to weed out the useless eaters has backfired badly, taking out the compliant sheep and leaving the skeptics and wolves stronger. It’s a fine line, but we have to distinguish between what they’re doing and what we imagine we’re doing, because if we’re going to jump at everything then pretty soon we’ll wear ourselves out and won’t jump at anything.

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