Omicron has made it's way to the US

It has been spreading at an alarming rate although the severity of the virus is not yet clear. But let’s hope it doesn’t turn out to be as deadly as the Delta.

There are repeated reports it’s milder than Delta. I really hope they are true.

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The government must not use legal coercion to manage under-funding, over-crowding, under-staffing, over-management and incorrect allocation of resources in the national health service.

I was very happy to get involved in the efforts to defeat what in 2020 was a dangerous new disease with no vaccine and no cure. I’m losing the sense that I want to be a helper in papering over long-term government failings.

Well, there’s the flurona and delmicron. They’re a thing, says the internet.

Crazy stat I learned today about the spread of Covid in the US. The original virus took roughly 6 months to infect 4 million. The latest 4 million infections have come in just the last 7 days.

Staggering.

The good news: It’ll likely be over by March, maybe February, and omicron may be the most infectious form this virus is able to take (it’s already the most infectious virus known it appears). And in that case, it will continue to dominate future mutations as they occur while, perhaps becoming even less capable of causing damage to the host.

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Well, this variant may be over by March. Who knows what will happen next winter. :frowning:

Unfortunately it’s going around my husband’s work right now, almost everyone is calling out sick with it. Hoping we don’t catch it because we have small children and his work won’t pay him for time taken off to quarantine.

Yeah buddy,
There’s always a pandemic to help them monopolize the global economy, God Bless America.

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March? I bet we should be expecting more cases, or better still new pandemics.smfh!

Really, the government needs a better approach to eradicating these pandemics

A good many people - just don’t take any tests - because it’s so mild - ring in with a day or two off thet they WILL pay for - or take it as holiday and DON’t Test ! :slightly_smiling_face:

My Superhero :roll_eyes:

I really hope that prediction does not turn out to be true! :sweat_smile:

ONS in the UK has just confirmed only 17,000 have died of actual COVID during this Pandemic…

With an average age of 82… Above the average 81.65 life expectancy in the UK…

UK Life Expectancy Data Nothing but facts and real data…

They are trying to protect the protected from the unprotected, by forcing the unprotected to take the same protection that didn’t work for the already protected…

No Jab | No Tests | No Virus | No Problem

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ONS did not confirm data for UK under freedom of information request - was for England and Wales but excludes NI and Scotland…

I cannot see any data on the average age of 82 - would be great if you could link to that.

The reply to the FoI request was as follows:

Deaths from covid without pre-existing conditions for all of 2020 and Q1 of 2021:

Age 0-64 deaths 3,109
Age over 64 deaths 12,774
Total 15,883

Q2 and Q3 2021
Age 0-64 - deaths 665
Over 64 - deaths 823
Total 1,488

Grand total 17,371

Vaccinations effect in England began in Q2 2021 - there is a significant change in the numbers from that time.

Link to the FoI answer here:
Deaths from COVID-19 with no other underlying causes - Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)

Friend got it and was down for almost 2 weeks! Mainly headache, fever, body aches. Worst flu they ever had she said. Still thinks she has lingered symptons after, but it’s already been over a month since testing positive.

Crazy to think that this week, the average deaths per day in the US is higher than it was at the peak last year, even with Omicron less severe. The 75+ year olds have been hardest hit in this most recent surge. Really sad.

Is he a Decepticon or an Autobot?

Pretty crappy effectiveness for the kids vaccine.