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Coronavirus - the new strain XXII

Discussion in 'off topic' started by SteveS1, Nov 30, 2021.

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  1. farfromthesun

    farfromthesun pfm Member

    Multiple cases in my son's class (year 6). Trajectory seems to be very similar to last year, perhaps a little more advanced; next few weeks / months look set to be carnage, especially considering how lax people are with basic things like masks, distancing etc.
     
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  2. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    @Seanm - omicron seems to cause unusual heart events - fast and irregular heart beats. Coetzee reported this. And previous variants are known to cause heart problems. Anything on Twitter about this? It could be the reason governments are being increasingly cautious.
     
  3. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    Flu jab for both me and the wife tomorrow ( I never ever get flu) and we’re apparently getting our boosters too plus my wife is getting an iron jab (supplement).
     
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  4. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    you’ll be like a pair of colanders :)
     
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  5. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    Catchy.

     
  6. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    It’s clear where the talent in that family is.
     
  7. cubastreet

    cubastreet Espresso Fiend

  8. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Well he’s clearly in the same basic ballpark as Eric Clapton and Van Morrison, whereas his brother just lets other people sing the wrong words to a White Stripes song.
     
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  9. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    According to Wiki their dad was an electrical engineer and expert in power rectifiers.
     
  10. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

    Oh, great. No, took the evening off. And look what happens!
     
  11. Joe P

    Joe P Memory Alpha incarnate / mod

  12. brian2957

    brian2957 pfm Member

    That's where Mr Steve Baker should go and leave Heaven to the rest of us.
     
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  13. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

    23 votes again the mask regulations tonight. The noise doesn’t reflect political reality any more than it does rational debate about public health policy. It’s bullshit culture war.
     
  14. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    The family are not full of hot air, just warm, damp and smelly air.
     
  15. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    All I sodding well need. I get all that shit already without having a back up virus lurking about waiting to do the same to me.

    As for masks. I was leaving our local B&Q today when I noticed a bin full of packs of paper masks at 50p per pack. I need some more, but was beaten to the bin by a bloke who walked in without a mask, picked a pack out of the bin, opened it, put one on his face and threw the remainder of the pack on an adjacent stand with hand cleanser and tissues on it.... for the use of customers..except him obviously. Next he spent an interminable amount of time rummaging through the bin of masks, taking some packs out, putting them back and so on until I gave up waiting and left. WTF?
     
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  16. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Children off with confirmed or suspected covid remains very high, especially when compared to summer term. Half term did cause a drop but new transmission has driven more cases again.

    https://twitter.com/chrischirp/status/1465690083609042946/photo/1

    If we break it down by secondary and primary you can see v clear differences. Teen vax looks to be making a big difference in secondary schools, while primary schools are seeing more children off than ever before. This is without routine testing of primary school kids.

    https://twitter.com/chrischirp/status/1465690088851992579/photo/1
     
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  17. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    But it’s all the government’s fault, they make some of the public behave like this… apparently!
     
  18. Spraggons Den

    Spraggons Den pfm Member

    Last night and this mornings news has been led by the Governments response to the threat of Omicron with a new enthusiasm for booster vaccinations which to me seems odd given that, as far as I am aware, the scientists have not confirmed the efficacy of the current vaccines to the new variant. Is my interpretation of these events correct?
     
  19. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    My partner was just telling me yesterday how the classes in her kids’ school are getting fuller again so hopefully that’s the vaccine doing its stuff. They need to get vaccines into the primary kids ASAP!
     
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  20. Spraggons Den

    Spraggons Den pfm Member

    Indeed WTF and this is the reason why if a really deadly variant of the virus comes along which does escape the vaccine we will be well and truly done for.
     
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