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Two cases of new Covid variant, Omicron, detected in UK


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Two people in the UK have been found to be infected with the new Covid variant, Omicron, the health secretary has said.

Sajid Javid said the UK Health Security Agency had detected cases in Chelmsford, Essex, and in Nottingham.

He said the cases were linked and the two people were self-isolating alongside their households while more tests and contact tracing take place.

The new variant has also been identified in South Africa, Botswana, Belgium, Hong Kong and Israel.

The new Omicron variant was first reported to the World Health Organization from South Africa on Wednesday. Mr Javid said the two UK cases were linked to travel to southern Africa.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59445388

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I suspect that a couple of years from now we will accept the only way to beat the virus is to give everyone the virus.

It mutates too fast and with Omicron the scientists suspect (although not formally declared yet) that it beats the current vaccines.

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43 minutes ago, Cookie Monster said:

I suspect that a couple of years from now we will accept the only way to beat the virus is to give everyone the virus.

It mutates too fast and with Omicron the scientists suspect (although not formally declared yet) that it beats the current vaccines.

Unfortunately,  I think you are right.  

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https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/why-who-chose-to-skip-nu-and-xi-and-named-new-covid-19-variant-as-omicron/ar-AARbMze

The WHO decided to skip the next letters of the Greek alphabet.  It says a lot about their priorities.

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3 hours ago, Cookie Monster said:

It mutates too fast and with Omicron the scientists suspect (although not formally declared yet) that it beats the current vaccines.

Who exactly are "the scientists" you are talking about?

Here an information from the real experts, BioNTech:

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BioNTech says it could tweak Covid vaccine in 100 days if needed

Company says it will know in two weeks whether current Pfizer jab is effective against Omicron variant. BioNTech says it could produce and ship an updated version of its vaccine within 100 days if the new Covid variant detected in southern Africa is found to evade existing immunity.

The Guardian

 

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4 hours ago, Cookie Monster said:

I suspect that a couple of years from now we will accept the only way to beat the virus is to give everyone the virus.

It mutates too fast and with Omicron the scientists suspect (although not formally declared yet) that it beats the current vaccines.

Have we beaten the flu that way?

We are not going to beat it.  It is going to be around for a long time, until something worse comes along. 

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6 hours ago, Cookie Monster said:

I suspect that a couple of years from now we will accept the only way to beat the virus is to give everyone the virus.

It mutates too fast and with Omicron the scientists suspect (although not formally declared yet) that it beats the current vaccines.

This has to be, hands down, one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read.

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Posted (IP: Staff) ·

Omicron: Third case of new variant confirmed in UK, say health officials

The person tested positive for the variant after arriving in the UK and the case is linked to travel to southern Africa.

The UKHSA said the person was in Westminster, central London, during their stay but is no longer in the UK.Targeted testing is being carried out at locations the person visited when they were likely to have been infectious.

https://www.itv.com/news/2021-11-28/omicron-third-case-of-new-variant-confirmed-in-uk-say-health-officials

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A little perspective is a wonderful thing.

https://rumble.com/vpxeua-omicron-symptoms-mild-says-doctor-who-spotted-it.html

https://nypost.com/2021/11/27/omicron-variant-symptoms-unusual-but-mild-says-south-african-doctor/

With the opinion of the doctor who detected this variant, why would the state of New York need to do THIS:?

https://nypost.com/2021/11/26/gov-hochul-orders-elective-surgery-canceled-amid-covid-spike-omicron/

Several nations have locked down over this variant.  At what point will people finally acknowledge that more harm is being done by our overblown responses than by the virus?

 

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On 11/28/2021 at 12:06 AM, Still Waters said:

Two people in the UK have been found to be infected with the new Covid variant, Omicron, the health secretary has said.

Sajid Javid said the UK Health Security Agency had detected cases in Chelmsford, Essex, and in Nottingham.

He said the cases were linked and the two people were self-isolating alongside their households while more tests and contact tracing take place.

The new variant has also been identified in South Africa, Botswana, Belgium, Hong Kong and Israel.

The new Omicron variant was first reported to the World Health Organization from South Africa on Wednesday. Mr Javid said the two UK cases were linked to travel to southern Africa.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59445388

Every variant, the answer is "natural immune"

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On 11/27/2021 at 3:19 PM, toast said:

Who exactly are "the scientists" you are talking about?

Here an information from the real experts, BioNTech:

 

From yesterdays news that I watched, all the experts said they do not know.

Do not know if it spreads easier.

Do not know if the affects will be worse.

Do not know if the current vaccine will work.

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On 11/27/2021 at 9:19 PM, toast said:

BioNTech says it could tweak Covid vaccine in 100 days if needed

Company says it will know in two weeks whether current Pfizer jab is effective against Omicron variant. BioNTech says it could produce and ship an updated version of its vaccine within 100 days if the new Covid variant detected in southern Africa is found to evade existing immunity.

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Mainz-based vaccine manufacturer Biontech is working on developing an adapted vaccine - as a preventive measure in case it might be needed - in addition to ongoing laboratory tests to investigate the new coronavirus variant Omikron. "To avoid wasting time, we are tackling these two tasks in parallel until the data is available and we have more information on whether or not the vaccine should be adapted," a Biontech spokeswoman shared.

 

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strange that no one posted this, but doctors from SA say this is very mild variant, no one has been hospitalized yet. or die from it.

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The South African doctor who first alerted authorities to the presence of the COVID-19 omicron variant reported that it presents "unusual but mild" symptoms. 

Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a board member of the South African Medical Association, first noticed otherwise healthy patients demonstrating unusual symptoms on Nov. 18. 

"Their symptoms were so different and so mild from those I had treated before," Coetzee told The Telegraph

 

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On 11/28/2021 at 1:19 PM, and then said:

A little perspective is a wonderful thing.

https://rumble.com/vpxeua-omicron-symptoms-mild-says-doctor-who-spotted-it.html

https://nypost.com/2021/11/27/omicron-variant-symptoms-unusual-but-mild-says-south-african-doctor/

With the opinion of the doctor who detected this variant, why would the state of New York need to do THIS:?

https://nypost.com/2021/11/26/gov-hochul-orders-elective-surgery-canceled-amid-covid-spike-omicron/

Several nations have locked down over this variant.  At what point will people finally acknowledge that more harm is being done by our overblown responses than by the virus?

 

Hey and then, I just wonder if you are getting my pm's because I haven't heard from you. Thanks!!

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