A Tale of Two Countries re Covid Variants Ba4/5; South Africa and Portugal By Brian Simpson

Igor Chudov, “Ba.5 is a "Variant for Boosted People, South Africa vs. Portugal: Same Variant, Opposite Outcomes,” compares south Africa and Portugal re the Ba 4/5 sister variants of Covid-19. South Africa has a low Covid vaccination rate, with 35 percent having has a vaccine, and 5 percent a booster. Portugal is 95 percent vaccinated and 70 percent of people have had a booster. However, Ba 4/5 have had little impact upon South Africa, whereas Portugal is facing a new Covid crisis, with a arising death toll. According to official vaccine propaganda, the roles should be exactly reversed. The highly vaccinated population should be protected. Of course, it might be argued that the vaccines do not protect against the variants, which seems to be true. However, the only course will be for an eternity of vaxxes, all raising the chances of adverse effects, while the natural immunity road, shown by South Africa, is clearly superior.


“Summary: The BA4/5 sister variants currently dominate two countries: South Africa and Portugal. South Africa is barely vaccinated (only 35% had a vaccine, 5% had a booster), whereas Portugal is 95% vaccinated and 70% boosted. The situations in these countries could not be any more different: while Ba.4 and Ba.5 were mere blips on the radar in South Africa, these same variants are driving a deadly wave of Covid in highly-vaccinated Portugal, with deaths among the Portuguese nearing January peak and showing few signs of abating.

South Africa and Portugal form a two-country controlled experiment: vaccinate one country and do not vaccinate another, and expose both to Covid Ba4/5. The difference in outcomes is telling.

Let’s explore. South Africa and Portugal are on the opposite sides of the vaccination spectrum: South Africa is barely vaccinated, while in Portugal, reportedly, “there is no one left to vaccinate” (read that story, it is something).

Back in 2021, Portuguese “health experts” and officials promised upcoming “herd immunity”, which Portugal would enjoy once the harshly enforced near-total vaccination would complete. The majority of Portuguese citizens “believed in science” and thought very highly of themselves for that. Most Portuguese “health experts” and officials dismissed ignorant, science-denying protesters, … who were objecting to forced vaccination.

A year later, things did not quite work out as planned. Instead of herd immunity, Portugal is in the midst of a deadly wave of “Ba  4/5 variants” causing another increase in deaths, with no end in sight.

The deaths in Portugal are coming fairly close to the level of the first Omicron wave and are still rising, so there is no telling how high they will go. In South Africa, however, deaths are about 1/6th of their winter deaths and generally look like Ba4/5 wave was a non-event there.

Mind you, Portugal has a decent Western medical system and South Africa is a poorer country.


  • Both countries are experiencing a “Ba 4/5” wave
  • It was no big deal for South Africa
  • The same wave is deadly for the overboosted Portuguese and the deaths keep rising
  • Covid looks to be “mostly over” for unvaccinated South Africa and is “only getting started” for totally vaccinated and mostly boosted Portugal.

While no two countries are alike, this is a very alarming finding. Mind you, just about everyone in Portugal had Covid by the end of last winter. Thus, this current wave of infections and deaths in Portugal is driven by reinfections.

Why are reinfections happening? Because boosted people are unable to acquire proper immunity upon infection. Thus, they are forced to endure endless Covid reinfections, that further damage their immune systems, inviting more illness.”




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Wednesday, 17 August 2022