Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding is a fear-porn merchant of the highest order; in July, he was tweeting for the Lord to have mercy on the families of his friends in England as the Delta variant emerged while the U.K. lifted coronavirus restrictions. That was summer; now, with the Omicron variant leading President Joe Biden to enact travel restrictions on several African countries, he’s predicting that the variant could lead to “Pandemic 2.0.”

The Daily Mail’s article is really about New York and how Gov. Kathy Hochul canceled elective surgery, but the reporter decided to get an expert’s opinion, so they went straight to nutritionist Feigl-Ding.

Feigl-Ding tells the Daily Mail:

‘It’s very airborne,’ Feigl-Ding said. ‘The hotel guests were in different rooms across the hallway from each other. Environmental samples found the virus in 25 of 87 swabs across both rooms.’

He added: ‘I think border and travel restrictions make sense. Especially since Hong Kong only caught the case because of a mandatory hotel quarantine. Which countries in the west still have that??? Almost none.’

Feigl-Ding told DailyMail.com that he was assessing the early data, and it was of concern.

‘I think it’s pretty serious,’ he said. ‘We’re not 100 per cent certain, and the data is early.

‘But if you look at how it appears to be lining up, it’s bad.’

He said it ‘gives me pause’.

‘There’s a great risk of this being a Pandemic 2.0 virus.’

People are getting a little tired of the fear porn:

If you thought Delta was scary, wait until Omicron takes hold in the U.S.