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"We don't need no Dr Fauci to know all this, we have herd immunity!" :twisted:


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RTH10260 wrote: Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:37 pm "We don't need no Dr Fauci to know all this, we have herd immunity!" :twisted:
Herd maybe, but did you lissen?


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From the article:
... And the case wave will be bigger than it looks, they say, because reported numbers are vast undercounts as more people test at home without reporting their infections or skip testing altogether.
And that is why I'm using a mask whenever I go out. I'm hearing from people who were surprised to learn that they had covid. No idea how they got it.

I do understand why some people would continue to work, "it's just like a cold", because they only have a little sick leave, or none. All employers should provide paid leave to employees have covid, or we're not going to get out of these cycles of the pandemic.


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The majority of cases in the U.S. — around 75 percent — are still caused by BA.2., which has been the country's dominant variant since late March.

But BA.2.12.1, along with another version of omicron, called BA.2.12, is said to be responsible for the recent spike in Covid cases seen in upstate New York, the State Department of Health said last week.

State health officials estimated the latest variant to be 23 to 27 percent more transmissible than BA.2, which itself was more transmissible than the original omicron variant. However, there's currently no evidence to suggest that BA.2.12.1 causes more severe disease.

Federal and state officials have been watching the New York outbreak closely to see if it leads to an increase in Covid hospitalizations, which tend to lag cases by several weeks.


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The former guy nust be proud of himself. He reached herd immunity :!: or nearly


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He's also smart enough to know his own risks. I understand he turned down an invitation to the White House Correspondents' Dinner. He's 81, and he thinks that's likely to be a super spreader.


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A Guide to the Different Omicron Subvariants
How to tell the different versions of SARS-CoV-2 apart, and how well vaccines protect against them

By Louis Jacobson, Kaiser Health News on May 6, 2022

Two years into the coronavirus pandemic, Americans can be forgiven if they’ve lost track of the latest variants circulating nationally and around the world. We’ve heard of the alpha, beta, gamma, delta, and omicron variants, but a new Greek-letter variant hasn’t come onto the scene in almost half a year.

Instead, a seemingly endless stream of “subvariants” of omicron, the most recent Greek-letter variant, has emerged in the past few months.

How different are these subvariants from one another? Can infection by one subvariant protect someone from infection by another subvariant? And how well are the existing coronavirus vaccines—which were developed before omicron’s emergence—doing against the subvariants?

We asked medical and epidemiological experts these and other questions. Here’s a rundown.

Q: What are the subvariants? How much do they differ from one another?

The omicron subvariants seem like an alphabet soup of letters and numbers. The original omicron variant was called B.1.1.529. The initial omicron variant begat such subvariants as BA.1; BA.1.1; BA.2; BA.2.12.1; BA.3; and the most recent, BA.4 and BA.5.

“They all differ from each other by having different mutations in the spike protein,” which is the part of the virus that penetrates host cells and causes infection, said Dr. Monica Gandhi, a professor of medicine at the University of California-San Francisco.

The minor-to-modest mutations in these subvariants can make them marginally more transmissible from person to person. Generally, the higher the number following “BA” in the subvariant’s name, the more transmissible that subvariant is. For instance, BA.2 is thought to be about 30% to 60% more transmissible than previous subvariants.

These mutations have enabled subvariants to spread widely, only to be overtaken by a slightly more transmissible subvariant within a few weeks. Then the process repeats.




https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... bvariants/


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We've already cancelled plans because metro Detroit is so bad (and locally we are getting there).


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That yellow spot in NC is my county.


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I can't tell on my computer, but we are at medium here since last week. As of last Friday, the kids in the Pittsburgh Public Schools had to wear masks again. They had been made optional about a month ago.


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We just cancelled plans to see the "By Her Hands" special exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts next weekend.


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BUT... But... but... Herd Immunity!




Ivermectin supplies must have run low :twisted:


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I see the SEC is dutifully not reporting their covid numbers. If you don't count it, it doesn't exist. Convenient.


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