Skip to comments.It Seems Omicron Actually Has Been Around for a While
Posted on 12/02/2021 1:10:49 PM PST by Hojczyk
And then there’s this observation about the timing of the emergence of this variant:
Kristian Andersen, an infectious disease researcher, estimates the virus emerged sometime way back in late September or early October, which suggests it is spreading very slowly.
McClatchy reported late Wednesday that “Even before omicron was first detected in South Africa, state and local labs were collecting the genetic sequences of 15,000 to 20,000 diagnostic tests each week, allowing scientists to keep track of what COVID-19 variants were circulating in communities across the country. Thousands more are collected by private labs and academic institutions.”
So omicron may have been around for a while. Yet as of Thursday, new COVID-19 cases in the United States are down the past fortnight and deaths are significantly down.
And while new cases are up more than 10% globally, deaths are down 2%.
It’s very possible omicron is contagious but not nearly as virulent as some want to believe.
(Excerpt) Read more at pjmedia.com ...
Yeah. Previously it was referred to as “a cold”.
But that was before it had hysteria power.
Hey, they had to find some thing to crap under the Christmas tree.
Yes, since 1963.
1963 Movie “OMICRON”
An alien takes over the body of an Earthman in order to learn about the planet so his race can take it over.
I think I had that. Glad it’s over. Think I can get a certificate?
I am almost positive the original Covid variant was around in late November or early December 2019 in the United States. I know I had many of the symptoms supposedly associated with that in early January. Originally, I attributed it to being outside more, but then I realized I had been around lots of people during that time and others I was around during that time reported similar symptoms.
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