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Re: The Sky Is Falling! Yet Another Variant
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2021, 04:49:49 PM »
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Re: The Sky Is Falling! Yet Another Variant
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2021, 06:54:13 PM »
59 cases and its the worst weve seen yet *yawn*

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Re: The Sky Is Falling! Yet Another Variant
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2021, 11:08:38 PM »
Are the symptoms themselves worrisome, or is it only the fact that it is new?

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Re: The Sky Is Falling! Yet Another Variant
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2021, 11:19:21 PM »
Are the symptoms themselves worrisome, or is it only the fact that it is new?

The biggest symptom thus far is the falling sky, sounds worrysome to me :D

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Re: The Sky Is Falling! Yet Another Variant
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2021, 01:26:46 AM »
The biggest symptom thus far is the falling sky, sounds worrysome to me :D
The only one really in imminent danger is Something Fishy, the rest of us still have a long time until the falling sky reaches us.

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Re: The Sky Is Falling! Yet Another Variant
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2021, 07:34:27 AM »
The only one really in imminent danger is Something Fishy, the rest of us still have a long time until the falling sky reaches us.

Why? Is his head in Africa? :P

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Re: The Sky Is Falling! Yet Another Variant
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2021, 07:48:20 AM »
Why? Is his head in Africa? :P
It was recently.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: The Sky Is Falling! Yet Another Variant
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2021, 10:09:34 AM »
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-59424269
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Cases from Gauteng, Malawi... Sao Tome and Accra next?
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Re: The Sky Is Falling! Yet Another Variant
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2021, 10:45:51 AM »
59 cases and its the worst weve seen yet *yawn*
Have you red the article? 32 spikes is the concern here not the amount of people infected yet. (Im no epidemiologist but dismissing the story because we dont understand the implications is not wise)

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Re: The Sky Is Falling! Yet Another Variant
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2021, 11:19:02 AM »
Have you red the article? 32 spikes is the concern here not the amount of people infected yet. (Im no epidemiologist but dismissing the story because we dont understand the implications is not wise)

You mean 32 mutations in the spike. Not sure how abnormal that is.

It's that, combined with a significant spike (no pun intended) in case counts (possibly a super spreader) in SA. What's being suggested is that the sharp increase in cases is somehow related to this variant. It isn't clear to me whether there's any evidence yet to confirm that link.

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Re: The Sky Is Falling! Yet Another Variant
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2021, 12:09:59 PM »
You mean 32 mutations in the spike. Not sure how abnormal that is.

It's that, combined with a significant spike (no pun intended) in case counts (possibly a super spreader) in SA. What's being suggested is that the sharp increase in cases is somehow related to this variant. It isn't clear to me whether there's any evidence yet to confirm that link.
Once you have evidence to confirm the link won't it be too late?
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Re: The Sky Is Falling! Yet Another Variant
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2021, 01:18:34 PM »
This is why treatments are arguably more valuable than vaccines.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: The Sky Is Falling! Yet Another Variant
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2021, 01:33:50 PM »
The new variant is named like an IP address. Coincidence? I think not...

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Re: The Sky Is Falling! Yet Another Variant
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2021, 01:51:44 PM »
The new variant is named like an IP address. Coincidence? I think not...


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Re: The Sky Is Falling! Yet Another Variant
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2021, 01:58:50 PM »

Though, to be fair, my memory of South African health ministers is saying things like aids is cured by the African potato.
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Re: The Sky Is Falling! Yet Another Variant
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2021, 03:40:28 PM »

Though, to be fair, my memory of South African health ministers is saying things like aids is cured by the African potato.

Sounds like a Trevor Noah line.
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Re: The Sky Is Falling! Yet Another Variant
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2021, 03:58:33 PM »
This is why treatments are arguably more valuable than vaccines.
Depends on the treatment. Eg Merck's pill target specific characteristics of the spike, so if there's a mutation it could have an affect on the treatment efficacy.