Brian May reveals how he caught covid

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74-year-old Brian May has spared no courtesy for Covid-deniers, sharing on his Instagram page: “I quickly lose patience with the deluded souls who call it a ‘fake’ pandemic. Get real.” He challenged his audience of 2.9 million followers: “Ask the nurses if it was fake.”

The lead guitarist of the rock band Queen has described his “horrendous” experience after contracting the virus and publicly begged the nation to get vaccinated, although he has been met with some opposition.

He has expressed his regret that he attended a mask-free social event and got struck down, in spite of being fully vaccinated, but Brian – who is also an astrophysicist – has also used his Instagram page to share in depth theories about why the world might be winning its anti-Covid war.

“Through a number of mutations this new version [omicron] has become so successful that it is now, or very soon will be, the dominant variant in the World,” he wrote.

“I think that’s a good thing for the virus, and it’s ALSO a good thing for us,” he explained, adding: “What’s not generally understood is that a virus doesn’t have to kill its hosts to be successful.

“Actually quite the reverse. If it kills its victims too efficiently they won’t have time to spread the virus.

“This is often quoted as the reason that the deadly virus Ebola never became a pandemic.

“It was contained. But containment was only possible because it killed most of its victims before they had had the chance to infect anyone else.

“This virus may not even be natural – it may be man-made – but once it’s out there it is subject to the ’laws’ of Natural Selection like every other organism on Earth.

“So this direction of evolution of the Covid virus is just what it needs to flourish as a species.

“But it’s also just what WE need – because this means Humanity can live with it.”

He then referenced a researcher, Prof Marc Van Ranst, who has suggested the Russian Flu of the 1890s had strong similarities to Covid, but then devolved to become the common cold that most catch today without any complications.

He added that although the first strains of the virus were “unquestionably deadly”, he is now “cautiously optimistic” that the world will survive it.


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“All the present evidence points to the view that in evolving into the Omicron Variant, the coronavirus has become (1) much more efficient at propagating itself, and (2) less efficient at killing its victims,” he wrote.

He suggested that “BOTH of these changes are beneficial to the ongoing success of the organism around the planet”.

“Hopefully it continues in this direction and becomes just another cold-causing virus.

“Just maybe, by next Christmas we may all find that old ‘normality’ we have been pining for.”

He signed off: “Let’s pray that the human race will have learned a few lessons by then. Bri.”

Rhiannon_thomas_fine_art replied: “I love your posts Bri, it’s so refreshing to read these balanced, educated views. Wishing you a very speedy recovery. Merry christmas.”

Carolinepotter49 enthused: “You nailed it! What you say makes perfect sense.”

Meanwhile Gulliver26 praised him for his positivity, before adding: “Thanks for all the memories you and Queen have given me.”

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