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ChumpChange
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November 26th, 2021 at 8:27:51 PM permalink
Dozens of COVID-19 cases on flight from South Africa, Dutch authorities say | Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/passengers-south-africa-face-wait-covid-19-testing-amsterdam-2021-11-26/
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November 27th, 2021 at 4:19:32 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Meanwhile Merks Covid take at home pill everyone said was the game changer has been discovered less effective than originally thought.

Only 30% effective!!!

https://www.wsj.com/articles/fda-to-disclose-staff-review-of-merck-covid-19-pill-11637922600?mod=mhp&fbclid=IwAR1FUe9dT2Z4di3Xc-HO1IUlwm_a8MFsFDvL8MHa451ANER09BZhsvyuJeQ
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Gee, what a surprise!
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December 13th, 2021 at 4:13:29 AM permalink
US COVID-19 deaths reach 800,000.

NYS has a new mask mandate to last for a month because of increasing hospitalizations upstate from Delta and the threat of Omicron. If you have a vaccine passport you could be exempted from wearing a mask, but only if the bouncer at the door is checking for vaccine passports. If the bouncers aren't checking, just wear a mask so $1,000 fines don't appear out of nowhere. I would expect this mask mandate to be extended for several months.

JUST IN: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that at least one patient has been confirmed to have died with the #Omicron variant of coronavirus (PA)
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December 13th, 2021 at 11:26:19 AM permalink
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NYS has a new mask mandate to last for a month because of increasing hospitalizations upstate from Delta and the threat of Omicron.

How many deaths from Omicron in NYS and USA?
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December 13th, 2021 at 11:44:48 AM permalink
It's very early yet. TV says Omicron will be the dominant strain in the UK by tomorrow. Boris is convinced two vaccine shots are not enough, so go get a booster shot immediately, like by the end of this month.
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December 13th, 2021 at 11:48:06 AM permalink
Any infections are worse than zero (which is unrealistic), but seems omnicron overtaking delta as the dominant variant would very much be a positive if it decreases amount of delta infections.
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December 13th, 2021 at 11:55:17 AM permalink
Omicron is much more transmissible, so there'd be an overlay of Omicron that could be 10X more cases than Delta. So the USA has 50K new cases of Delta today, by next month there could be 500K new cases of Omicron per day, and the same 50K new cases per day of Delta. I don't think Delta is going anywhere unless there's a nationwide lockdown for 3 months.
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December 13th, 2021 at 12:01:04 PM permalink
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Omicron is much more transmissible, so there'd be an overlay of Omicron that could be 10X more cases than Delta. So the USA has 50K new cases of Delta today, by next month there could be 500K new cases of Omicron per day, and the same 50K new cases per day of Delta. I don't think Delta is going anywhere unless there's a nationwide lockdown for 3 months.
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That fails the logic test, if omnicron exploded that much of would mean a reduction in Delta unless youíre trying to say the same person is going to be infected with both simultaneously.
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December 13th, 2021 at 12:04:37 PM permalink
You might not catch Delta in a casino bathroom while wearing a mask, but you might catch Omicron. Nobody knows yet.
The local casino brought back soda machines and bar service with the spread of vaccinated people. They may have to close them back up until everybody has booster shots.

Just In: SCOTUS won't stop vaccine mandate for NYS health workers.
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December 13th, 2021 at 12:19:02 PM permalink
the key question is whether infection with Omicron (and its presumably mild symptoms) will provide "natural" immune resistance to the delta variant. We don't know the answer yet.
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