Pandemic Round-Up

Science discovers how the Trump-Virus spreads
(H/T: Twitter)

No Time For Blogging, as Doctor Zaius used to say.

I have not read these OMYGODicron variant stories yet, but I thought you might be interested. From the MIT email thingie:

Omicron cases have now been detected in five US states
That’s Hawaii, California, Colorado, Minnesota, and New York. (Axios)
  + The second person in the US with omicron just attended a giant event. (Ars Technica)
  + All 53,000 attendees of the NYC anime conference he went to are being urged to get tested. (The Verge)
  + Multiple cases have now been detected in New York. (The Guardian)
  + US states’ sequencing capabilities vary widely. (Axios)
  + Here’s what scientists know about omicron so far. (Nature)
  + But it’ll be weeks until we can say what omicron’s impact will be with any certainty. (TR)
  + The US is tightening travel requirements in response. (CNBC)
  + It would cost $50 billion to vaccinate the world, according to the OECD. (Bloomberg $)
  + Germany is implementing a lockdown for the unvaccinated. (CNN)
  + Booster shots significantly strengthen covid immunity, a large new study found. (BBC)

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8 Responses to Pandemic Round-Up

  1. It would cost $50 billion to vaccinate the world, according to the OECD

    Well I assume Elon, Bill, Jeff and Warren could rifle their sofas for that trivial amount of loose change…

    They won’t, but they could.

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  2. glitterbug says:

    Sad. The Pentagon wastes more than that every month.

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  3. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    Management at NYC Anime Con has released a message to the attendees.

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  4. Jimmy T says:

    Not enough is known yet whether the OMYGODicron (thanks TG) will outcompete the Darwin variant, but it dwells in the realm of likelyhood. Not enough is known yet whether it will cause more widespread illness and death then the Darwin variant, but we shouldn’t be surprised if it does. What we do know is that it will sweep first through those states that have major international travel facilities (and the GQPers will celebrate as they did when Covid-19 first came to blue state America), but then it will quickly migrate to the red states where the majority of the antivaxers live. That is the reality, and yes, reality sucks…

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