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Hey guys, the OHMYGODicron is here and it is spreading rapidly, per the NYTimes:
“Underscoring growing concerns about Omicron, scientists in South Africa said on Friday that the newest coronavirus variant appears to spread more than twice as quickly as Delta, until now the most contagious version of the virus.
“Omicron’s rapid spread results from a combination of contagiousness and an ability to dodge the body’s immune defenses, the researchers said, but the contribution of each factor is not yet certain.”
Three cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus have been reported in Maryland, the first cases of the variant in the Washington region, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced on Friday.
Hogan said the cases were detected in residents who live in the Baltimore metro area.
Two of the cases are from one household, including one person who was vaccinated and recently traveled to South Africa. The second person was unvaccinated and had close contact with the traveler. The third case is unrelated to the other two, and there is no known recent travel history.
And lastly, well, Floriduh Man FINALLY has competition: Italian Man!
“An Italian man is facing charges of fraud after turning up for his Covid-19 vaccine wearing a fake arm.
“So determined was he to dodge the jab but still obtain a health pass, the anti-vaxxer may have paid hundreds of euros for the silicone prosthetic.”