Ungeimpfte als „Blinddarm“ bezeichnen, auf den man leicht verzichten könne: okay. Virologen, die den Shutdown fordern, als „Lockdown-Macher“ bezeichnen: nicht okay. Wie gut, dass es Twitter gibt. Sonst wüsste man gar nicht, was geht und was nicht.
"Chemtech Drake? Stopwatch? Viego? You must be having some wild dreams lol. Now hurry up and log on so we can queue up. They just released the snow map and I almost have enough IP to finish buying Movespeed Quints!"
The omicron variant could be less, as much, or more transmissible and/or virulent than prior SARSCoV2 lineages in circulation. Only real data will tell, and any prediction about omicron's virulence remains largely futile at this stage.
The impulse to turn Omicron into a vaccine equity morality tale is blasting through the reality that in South Africa (like the USA!) the constraint on vaccination is demand not supply; they were literally turning away doses earlier this week.
People are asking what I think about the B.1.1.529 variant that is rapidly increasing in frequency in South Africa.
It certainly merits close monitoring.
That said: I believe the hockey-stick graphs from yesterday are in error. We are nowhere near the delta peak prevalence.
If there is one thing I am going to tell you today it is to IGNORE the media and the clickbait headlines on this new variant. There is NO plausible scenario this will take us back to square one and there is a lot of misinformation currently circulating. Working on a thread now.
Millions of people simply don't want to admit that they've been misled and lied to, and they gave up 12-20 months of normal life for no good reason whatsoever.
Never underestimate the human desire to fit in, protect one's ego, and rationalise decisions.
Seven persistent myths about Covid and lockdowns in the UK / England.
I thought I would put one thread together on what I think are 7 myths that continue to be propagated - mainly by those who, although well-intentioned, always assume that more restrictions are the answer.
Why don't you post all your passwords to your email and social media accounts so we can all read through everything you've been saying and doing, along with a full call log list showing everyone with whom you've spoken, and then a list of everywhere you've gone?
Two leading Democrats -- Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Homeland Security Chairman (and Chair of the Select 1/6 Committee Bennie Thompson -- demanded that US citizens *convicted of nothing* be put on the no-fly list, and succeeded, and it barely got noticed.
Per Florida Depts of Health & Education data: During September — school underway — juvenile COVID cases & positivity rates plummeted.
*No statistical differences* between counties without school mask requirements/offering opt-outs & counties imposing mask mandates on students.
The case for masking pre-school children for #COVID19 is baffling
No one has ever considered masking them for RSV, despite it posing a much higher risk to their health
This is because the potential harms on social, speech and language development outweigh any marginal benefits
UCL estimates an extra 10,000 'significantly earlier' deaths due to the cancer crisis.
With 40,000 'missing' cancer patients.
Sadly with the ongoing issues I expect that number to be much higher, unless there is an immediate shift in focus from Government.