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~*Official #COVID-19 Thread of Doom*~ Revenge of Omicron Prime


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47 minutes ago, Brick said:

With the new restrictions put in place by the Ford government, I'm now seeing people on my socials getting all pissed off because it's not even 200 people in the ICU, and people need to defy, and anti-government nonsense. 

 

 

I'll be honest, I'm kinda leaning towards Matt's POV.

Omicron is gonna do what Omicron is gonna do.

 

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7 minutes ago, finaljedi said:

I've been COVID test Santa for my friends lately.  I've gotten lucky and managed to scoop up a few and every time someone gets the sniffles I drop one off at their door.

 

That's very nice of you. There's no reason why we all shouldn't have 20-30 tests on-hand in every household by now. It's mostly because politicians keep hoping that it will all be over in the next month or two...since mid-2020. There's a real lack of planning for a year from now, etc. Like, it looks like Omicron could be the beginning of the end. But what if there is another mutation in mid-2022 that increases immune escape and also mortality by 5x. It's possible, even if unlikely. That's the sort of thing we need to be prepared for, in terms of being able to ramp up manufacturing of N95s, tests, etc. Really, many of these things should be semi-nationalized by this point anyway.

 

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6 minutes ago, CitizenVectron said:

 

That's very nice of you. There's no reason why we all shouldn't have 20-30 tests on-hand in every household by now. It's mostly because politicians keep hoping that it will all be over in the next month or two...since mid-2020. There's a real lack of planning for a year from now, etc. Like, it looks like Omicron could be the beginning of the end. But what if there is another mutation in mid-2022 that increases immune escape and also mortality by 5x. It's possible, even if unlikely. That's the sort of thing we need to be prepared for, in terms of being able to ramp up manufacturing of N95s, tests, etc. Really, many of these things should be semi-nationalized by this point anyway.

 

 

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4 hours ago, CayceG said:

 

All of that really sucks. 

 

But moreover, it's underscored the fact that I have no idea what The Gong Show is or how it works. 

 

Long story short think of America's Got Talent but instead of being voted for, you're voted against. The point wasn't to showcase talent but to try and get your fifteen minutes. When the producers had enough of your nonsense they literally hit a gong and you got hooked off stage.

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18 minutes ago, CitizenVectron said:

 

That's very nice of you. There's no reason why we all shouldn't have 20-30 tests on-hand in every household by now. It's mostly because politicians keep hoping that it will all be over in the next month or two...since mid-2020. There's a real lack of planning for a year from now, etc. Like, it looks like Omicron could be the beginning of the end. But what if there is another mutation in mid-2022 that increases immune escape and also mortality by 5x. It's possible, even if unlikely. That's the sort of thing we need to be prepared for, in terms of being able to ramp up manufacturing of N95s, tests, etc. Really, many of these things should be semi-nationalized by this point anyway.

 

 

I feel like n95s are finally being made to meet demand, I've been seeing them at Home Depot lately.  But yeah, testing has been a shitshow for this entire pandemic, it hasn't been able to deal with any of the surges we've had.

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Idiot sister in law (who has one and only one Moderna shot because it allegedly made her period two days late) somehow got her one kid COVID, and it’s only a matter or time before the other kid and her and her husband and her brother in law who lives in their basement all get sick since none of them are fully vaccinated. 
 

The kid is 14 months and in addition to COVID has a double ear infection (probably from the mold in their house they/their landlord refuse to get taken care of) and is running almost a 104F fever. Was told to give Tylenol and only if he has trouble breathing to go to the hospital because they’re so full in Ohio. 

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1 hour ago, Anathema- said:

 

Long story short think of America's Got Talent but instead of being voted for, you're voted against. The point wasn't to showcase talent but to try and get your fifteen minutes. When the producers had enough of your nonsense they literally hit a gong and you got hooked off stage.

 

Why hasn't the gong show been rebooted yet?

 

 

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The outrage to Ford's decision to implement a lockdown is clear on Twitter.

 

If you're a doctor, you're upset he didn't put us in full lockdown in mid-December.

If you're a small business, you're upset about the lockdown shutting down your business.

If you're a reporter for the Toronto Star, you're upset that he delayed the start of school for only two days last week, only to change course this week.  How indecisive.

If you're a reporter for the Toronto Sun, you're upset that he is putting the burden of the pandemic on children. 

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9 hours ago, sblfilms said:


I am pretty sure @AbsolutSurgenposted the article that matrix came from back in the summer

 

9 hours ago, b_m_b_m_b_m said:

As a matter of principle I do not read the Wall Street journal

That matrix originally came from the CDC, I posted their matrix (not the WSJ's) a long time ago.  (Too lazy to go find it.)

 

The knowledge that cloth masks are largely ineffective is not new.

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Woke up this morning with a sore throat. Took a rapid test but it was negative. Neither of us have had any human contact outside the home for about...7 days or so, except for a brief trip to the pharmacy where she went inside with an N95 to pick up prescriptions. I'll test again tomorrow morning, but we're both working from home anyway. Could be something else, I suppose.

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22 minutes ago, SuperSpreader said:

This is stupid. 20-30 mins is more time than I spend around someone in a grocery store, mall, park, whatever. 

 

It's also dumb because cloth masks here means single layer of fabric when all the fabric masks my oldest wears to school are several layers thick.

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1 minute ago, Ghost_MH said:

 

It's also dumb because cloth masks here means single layer of fabric when all the fabric masks my oldest wears to school are several layers thick.

 

Maybe by cloth mask they mean a bandana? But this reeks of academia being stupid academics. 

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2 minutes ago, CitizenVectron said:

Also FYI if anyone reads about the new variant discovered in France/Camaroon that has a large number of mutations...it's apparently been around since October, but has been out-competed by Omicron anyway. 

 

Can you get two variants at the same time?

 

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