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Do regular folks have access to monoclonal antibody treatment ?
 

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Well my "solution" is as little government as possible, and strong respect for individual human rights.
Because you know... Liberalism.
... unless you're actually practicing politics (ie. you're a public facing politician), your "solution" here ain't worth squat. Not to say it's not worthy of a wish though.
 

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The newly discovered variant should be the end of the line for anti-vaxxers and those who minimize the disease.

I think people have reached the point where they don't want to hear the nonsense anymore.

Here we have the Conservative Party playing games about MP vaccinations and supporting anti-vaxxers.

It is a really bad policy for them. Canadians are so done with that.

If this new variant is for real......big decisions are going to have to be made by the government.
 

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Found themselves a way to bring down inflation

I am surprised though that South Africa still tests for variants.
They are doing the right thing, and every time they find something, they are penalized.
Eventually they will say 'screw it' and won't do genome sequencing to avoid the punishments western countries place on them
 

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WHO names the new mutation Omicron and say it is more infectious and can evade vaccines.

Countries are already reacting with travel bans and quarantines.
 

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WHO names the new mutation Omicron and say it is more infectious and can evade vaccines.

Countries are already reacting with travel bans and quarantines.
... imagine more lockdowns and restrictions coming ... I can hear the wolves crying.

Talk about the 2-sided-mouth posts from #7046 and 7048.
 

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Careful what you wish for. Countries in Europe already found themselves creating super-spreader event of 40,000-100,000 people. Hardly productive in stopping the spread.

Eventually people will simply have enough. I think Canadians are not a nation to question anything - hence residential schools lasting into 1990s, but majority of nations won't stay silent if a line is crossed and the fallback will be felt out here as well
 

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They said on the radioi that this mutation has so many changes to the spikes they have never seen it before.

Some of the mutations they recognize and associate with higher rates of infection, increased possibility of re-infection, but all the others.........they have no clue what they will do.

Pfizer said they may be able to adapt their vaccine, but it would take time to do so. The estimates are around 90 days at the earliest.

This is not looking good for the winter. Canada is mobilizing to shut down air travel from some African countries.

The experts said it was bound to happen, with so much of the world un-vaccinated.

As I posted numerous times, the un-vaxxed are incubators of mutations and we are losing the war with the virus because of them.
 

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There is 40% chance (number of people that received vaccine in South Africa) that it was a vaccinated person that contributed to mutation in south africa.
Only thing that is required for mutation is infection - and vaccinated people get infected
If virus is exposed to vaccine induced antibodies but is not destroyed by them, it learns how to deal with them
 

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They believe the virus originated in Botswana, where there is a 20% vaccination rate.
 

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Truth is they don't know where it came from, but whether it is 20%,40%,or 90%, there is still a chance it came from vaccinated.
How else would the virus learn to deal with vaccine-induced antibodies if not by being exposed to the antibodies?
The moment it turned out that vaccines don't stop infection, they became useless in stopping the pandemic.

Let's hope this variant of concern is exactly what we want to end this pandemic - something that spreads like lighting and kills people at extremely low rate. So far zero victims from new variant. Nothing but positive news
 

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Let's hope this variant of concern is exactly what we want to end this pandemic - something that spreads like lighting and kills people at extremely low rate. So far zero victims from new variant. Nothing but positive news
That would be positive. But on the other hand, if it is more deadly than delta (can hardly be that much more contagious), then a more likely outcome is cancelled passports....for those without boosters. And if it is truly vaccine resistant, then it might require a omicron-specific booster. Fasten your omicron seatbelts.
 
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