No deaths ?
No Hospital stays?
Not even people aware they have it?
This wil Africa quarantined?
This with officials finding out that the virus variant HAS been here for weeks?
But nobody has sick enough for the experts to know?
WTF is the media gonna do?
They gotta put out their ‘hair on fire’ thing?
A first study , followed by more evident is showing that the Omicron visors IS more contagious, but is no more stronger that a common cold, which it seems to piggy back on….
This should be instructive…
It seems that the more people a virus is exposed to?
The weaker it becomes….
The Alpha and Delta virus’s seem to be having no different…
The Delta virus is one for concern right now….
Vaccines, mask and distancing have allowed those virus strains to travel across the world and slowly lose strength ….Case numbers may spike…But the reported data shows that the number of deaths have decreased ….
Just an observation by a non scientist….
There ARE hundreds of thousands of ‘known’ virus’s out there know to man….
There are gonna be new ones coming …
Closing borders seems to be an impossible way to stop things in the 21st Century….
We as humans ARE gonna have to learn to leave with something that has ALWAYS been around….
Seems like vaccine’s ARE working….
Masks probably even better….
At this point?
Mandate’s are becoming more political and less health wise….
Closing down places also…
Rough on the economy….
Come next November?
The political dynamic could ride on finding some way to offer American’s a way to getting back to normal ….
This IS the story in Africa where the Omicron virus seems to be from …..
Dr. Abdullah, director of the Office of H.I.V./Aids and Tuberculosis Research at the South African Medical Research Council, looked at the 42 patients with coronavirus who were in the hospital last Thursday, and found that 29 of them, 70 percent, were breathing ordinary air. Of the 13 using supplemental oxygen, four had it for reasons unrelated to Covid.
Only one of the 42 was in intensive care, in line with figures released last week by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, showing that only 106 patients were in intensive care over the prior two weeks, despite the surge in infections.
Most of the patients were admitted “for diagnoses unrelated to Covid-19,” the report said, and their infection “is an incidental finding in these patients and is largely driven by hospital policy requiring testing of all patients.” It said that two other large hospitals in Gauteng Province, which includes Pretoria and Johannesburg, had even lower percentages of infected patients needing oxygen.
Dr. Abdullah said in an interview that he had walked into a Covid ward and found a scene unrecognizable from previous phases of the pandemic, when it would have been full of the humming and beeping of oxygen machines.
“Out of 17 patients, four were on oxygen,” he said. “That’s not in a Covid ward for me, that’s like a normal ward.”
Dr. Gurley, of Johns Hopkins, noted that the severity of disease reflects not just the variant but also who it is infecting. Two years into the pandemic, far more people have some level of immunity to the virus through vaccination, natural infection, or both, and that could translate to milder cases.
“We don’t know how to read the genetic sequences to say exactly how this variant will play out,” she said. “We’re getting more information now from South Africa, which is a particular population with a particular profile of pre-existing immunity.”…
Dr. Abdullah acknowledged those drawbacks, and noted there could be a lag between Omicron first turning up and a rise in serious illness and deaths. But so far, despite the huge increase in cases, Covid deaths have not risen in South Africa…..
Dr. Fauci appears to back up reports that Omicron Ron is NOT a ‘Delta’ type covid virus as the media led the public to believe….
U.S. health officials said Sunday that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations.
President Biden’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that scientists need more information before drawing conclusions about omicron’s severity.
“Thus far, it does not look like there’s a great degree of severity to it,” Fauci said. “But we have really got to be careful before we make any determinations that it is less severe or it really doesn’t cause any severe illness, comparable to delta.”
Fauci said the Biden administration is considering lifting travel restrictions against noncitizens entering the United States from several African countries. They were imposed as the omicron variant exploded in the region, but U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has blasted such measures as “travel apartheid.”
“Hopefully we’ll be able to lift that ban in a quite reasonable period of time,” Fauci said. “We all feel very badly about the hardship that has been put on not only on South Africa but the other African countries.”…
Stock’s rallied on Fauci’s comments….
One Vaccine stock did NOT….
The more upbeat trading in stocks came as Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S.’s leading specialist in infectious diseases, offered encouraging comments on the outlook of the omicron variant over the weekend. Fauci told CNN’s “State of the Union” that early reports about the spread of the omicron variant of coronavirus suggest it might be less severe than initially feared. Shares of vaccine maker Moderna MRNA, -13.49%, meanwhile, ended down more than 13%….