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    [Omicron] New Covid Strain B.1.1529

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/othe...ica/ar-AAR7yUH

    (Bloomberg) -- Scientists in South Africa are studying a recently identified new coronavirus variant of concern, stoking fears the country may face a potentially severe fourth wave that could spread internationally.

    In Botswana -- a neighbor of the South Africa -- the new variant has been detected in vaccinated people, Kereng Masupu, coordinator of the Presidential Covid-19 Task Force, said in statement.

    B.1.1529 is likely to have evolved during a chronic infection of an immuno-compromised person, possibly in an untreated HIV/AIDS patient, said Francois Balloux, director of the UCL Genetics Institute. The world’s biggest number of HIV cases has complicated South Africa’s efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, as immuno-compromised people can harbor the virus for longer, scientists say.

    While the government opted for a very strict lockdown at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, subsequent curbs have generally been driven by hospitalization rates. A preferred tactic is to ban the sale of alcohol, as it spares health centers from the burden of drink-related accidents and fights.

    The outbreak of the new variant is at an early stage and studies are ongoing, but officials “do expect, unfortunately, to start seeing pressure in the healthcare system in the next few days and weeks,” De Oliveira said.
    Last edited by Pauls' Revere; 11-27-2021 at 11:43 AM. Reason: OMICRON is a cool name.

    We're being governed ruled by a geriatric Alzheimer patient/puppet whose strings are being pulled by an elitist oligarchy who believe they can manage the world... imagine the utter maniacal, sociopathic hubris!



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    Wheels on the bus go round and round...round and round...round and round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls' Revere View Post
    While the government opted for a very strict lockdown at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, subsequent curbs have generally been driven by hospitalization rates. A preferred tactic is to ban the sale of alcohol, as it spares health centers from the burden of drink-related accidents and fights.
    They have done this before... Most people have stocked up in case it happens again after the first time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by belian78 View Post
    Wheels on the bus go round and round...round and round...round and round.

    We're being governed ruled by a geriatric Alzheimer patient/puppet whose strings are being pulled by an elitist oligarchy who believe they can manage the world... imagine the utter maniacal, sociopathic hubris!

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    News media had this new variant news out since Wed with no impact on US stock markets but suddenly US stock market tanks 700 points this morning during US holidays... probably just coincidence that it happened after this breaking news:

    Nov 26, 2021
    Israel warns of ‘emergency’ after detecting new virus strain

    2 hours ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Israel is “on the threshold of an emergency situation” on Friday after authorities detected the country’s first case of a new coronavirus variant in a traveler who returned from Malawi.
    The Health Ministry said the traveler and two other suspected cases, all of whom had been vaccinated, were placed in isolation.
    A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province.
    At a Cabinet meeting convened Friday to discuss the new variant, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said it is more contagious and spreads more rapidly than the delta variant. He said authorities were still gathering information on whether it evades vaccines or is deadlier.
    “We are currently at the threshold of an emergency situation,” he said. “I ask everyone to be prepared and to fully join in the work around the clock.”

    apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-science-health-south-africa-middle-east-14b1419135057aaf96bfb495742e4ab1


    A tiny country in mideast happens to be on the leading edge of almost all major Covid virus (not man made) and vaccine efficacy studies and news, vaccine data that moves vaccine makers stocks and world markets. Perhaps they have the best expertise in the world on studying non-man made viruses like Covid just as they seem to do on man-made virus like Pegasus that's been infecting mobile phones around the world in recent months.

    Sharp shifts in fed interest rates calculations this morning also.

    Dow futures drop more than 700 points on fears of new Covid variant

    FRI NOV 26 2021
    U.S. stock futures dropped on Friday on renewed Covid fears over a new variant.
    Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 756 points, or 2.11%. S&P 500 futures lost 1.6% and Nasdaq 100 futures shed 0.9%. Friday is a shortened trading day because of the Thanksgiving holiday with U.S. markets closing at 1 p.m. ET.

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    I. Don't. Care.

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    Great. More fearmongering.
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    4th wave, is this now a tower defense game?
    A savage barbaric tribal society where thugs parade the streets and illegally assault and murder innocent civilians, yeah that is the alternative to having police. Oh wait, that is the police

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    Just wait until they start tying viruses to climate change, there has already been articles eluding to child cardiac events are on the rise due to climate change. It's truly like watching cartoons anymore, looking at mainstream anything.
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    World Bank documents state that the covid exercise will continue into 2024.

    Last edited by devil21; 11-26-2021 at 12:05 PM.
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    Last edited by Occam's Banana; 11-26-2021 at 01:38 PM.

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    I find it odd that this variant went from "at least 10" to definitely "32 Mutations" in the spike protein overnight.


    I also find it odd that there is no mention of it whatsoever on the internet until less than 2 days ago, while other strains and variants have been logged on Wikipedia for months.



    Did they throw us for a loop over the holiday? Dow is down over 900 on the abbreviated session.

    United States has banned travel from 8 African countries.


    First mention on internet marked November 24, but article contents have been greatly changed ("last updated 2:50 pm" today):
    < 2 days ago —
    Covid ‘super variant’ with 32 mutations found with cases in South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong
    Variant B.1.1.529 has an "extremely high" number of mutations but so far only ten cases have been detected
    https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/co...g-kong-1316864

    Scientists said the new variant has at least 10 mutations, compared to two for Delta and three for Beta.
    https://www.ibtimes.com/south-africa...ations-3345412

    Overnight Thanksgiving:
    Omicron COVID Variant Discovered in Israel As Heavily Mutated Strain Spreads
    The new variant, which is thought to have 32 mutations in its spike protein and is feared to be able to bypass vaccines and immunity gained from being infected before, has also been found in Botswana, Hong Kong and South Africa. The new variant has been described as the "the worst one we've seen so far" and scientists are concerned about it spreading. There have been 59 cases confirmed so far.
    https://www.newsweek.com/nu-b-1-1-52...preads-1653456
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowball View Post
    United States has banned travel from 8 African countries.
    "Simon Says" ... "Red Light, Green Light" ... whatever ... it's all just a power game to these bastards.

    https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/1464291503271038979



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    Omicron - That would make it the 15th specially named variant. And the vaccines were supposedly designed for v1.

    Omicron: everything you need to know about new Covid variant

    What is it called?

    The variant was initially referred to as B.1.1.529, but on Friday was designated as a variant of concern (VOC) by the World Health Organization because of its “concerning” mutations and because “preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection with this variant”. The WHO system assigns such variants a Greek letter, to provide a non-stigmatising label that does not associate new variants with the location where they were first detected. The new variant has been called Omicron.

    When was the Omicron variant first detected?

    The B.1.1.529 variant was identified on Tuesday and highlighted as a concern due to its high number of mutations, which could lead it to evade immunity. It was also linked to a surge in case numbers in the Gauteng province of South Africa, an urban area containing Pretoria and Johannesburg, in the past two weeks. These two factors put it quickly on the radar of international monitors, with the chief medical adviser to the UK Health and Security Agency describing the variant as the “most worrying we’ve seen”.

    Where did it come from?

    Although initially linked to Gauteng, the variant did not necessarily originate there. The earliest sample showing the variant was collected in Botswana on 11 November. Scientists say that the unusual constellation of mutations suggests it may have emerged during a chronic infection of an immunocompromised person, such as an untreated HIV/Aids patient.

    Why are scientists worried about it?

    The variant has more than 30 mutations on its spike protein – the key used by the virus to unlock our body’s cells – more than double the number carried by Delta. Such a dramatic change has raised concerns that the antibodies from previous infections or vaccination may no longer be well matched. Purely based on knowing the list of mutations, scientists anticipate that the virus will be more likely to infect – or reinfect – people who have immunity to earlier variants.
    ...
    Will existing vaccines work against it?

    Scientists are concerned by the number of mutations and the fact some of them have already been linked to an ability to evade existing immune protection. These are theoretical predictions, though, and studies are rapidly being conducted to test how effectively antibodies neutralise the new variant. Real-world data on reinfection rates will also give a clearer indication on the extent of any change in immunity.

    Scientists do not expect that the variant will be entirely unrecognisable to existing antibodies, just that current vaccines may give less protection. So a crucial objective remains to increase vaccination rates, including third doses for at-risk groups.

    What about existing drugs?

    Scientists expect that recently approved antiviral drugs, such as Merck’s pill, will work as effectively against the new variant because these drugs do not target the spike protein – they work by stopping the virus from replicating. However, there is a bigger risk that monocolonal antibodies, such as Regeneron’s treatment, could fail or partially fail because they target parts of the virus that will have mutated.
    ...
    Can the vaccines be tweaked and how long could that take?

    Yes, teams behind vaccines are already working on updating vaccines with the new spike protein to prepare for an eventuality where a new version might be needed.
    ...
    More: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-covid-variant
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    The lies and spin already being put out:

    - "Scientists say that the unusual constellation of mutations suggests it may have emerged during a chronic infection of an immunocompromised person, such as an untreated HIV/Aids patient....The variant has more than 30 mutations on its spike protein"

    That is a misdirection. The mutation is most likely caused by the leaky vaccines, which only target the spike proteins. They are trying to blame it on something else.

    - "The vaccines should still work against this new variant."

    Really? A vaccine, that was leaky from the start, that targets a spike protein that has undergone 30 mutations, still works? Not buying that. People who have some immunity to this variant are people who have natural immunity from exposure to one or more of the previous variants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    The lies and spin already being put out:

    - "Scientists say that the unusual constellation of mutations suggests it may have emerged during a chronic infection of an immunocompromised person, such as an untreated HIV/Aids patient....The variant has more than 30 mutations on its spike protein"

    That is a misdirection. The mutation is most likely caused by the leaky vaccines, which only target the spike proteins. They are trying to blame it on something else.

    - "The vaccines should still work against this new variant."

    Really? A vaccine, that was leaky from the start, that targets a spike protein that has undergone 30 mutations, still works? Not buying that. People who have some immunity to this variant are people who have natural immunity from exposure to one or more of the previous variants.
    Other reports are suggesting the vaccines won't work against a variant with this many mutations. The virus itself, being surrounded by spike proteins, was not targeted by the vaccines. That's why the mRNA instructs cells to replicate spike proteins, not the virus. So, if the antibodies made are curated for the original Covid-19 spike proteins, a mutation with 10-30+ variants (not just 2 or 3) might escape the immune response which is operating on old blueprints. This is why the anti-vaxxers always said, watch out for Antibody Dependent Enhancement (ADE), it's a Pandora's Box.

    I don't think they are lying about vaccines being ineffective; sooner-or-later that is inevitable.
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    South Afrikan- Botswana 1.1.529 plague. Discovered 11/23/21 using samples from 11/14 - 11/16 . Time for your 5th booster.
    Do something Danke

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    Just in time to cancel Christmas. Airstrip One is already conceding the possibility:

    Public must prepare for change in restrictions in wake of new South African Covid variant, JCVI scientist warns
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/202...ce=ground.news

    The public need to be ready for a change in Covid restrictions in the wake of the new South African variant, a JCVI scientist has warned.

    Professor Adam Finn, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), said more needs to be learned about the new variant to assess its threat level - but said new restrictions cannot be ruled out.

    Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Prof Finn said he was unable to predict whether the emergence of the variant could affect Christmas.

    He said: “On the one hand, I don’t want to induce unnecessary anxiety in people [LOL - OB], but on the other hand, I think we all need to be ready for the possibility of a change in the restrictions.”

    [...]



    https://twitter.com/DailyMailUK/stat...13620724801560
    Last edited by Occam's Banana; 11-26-2021 at 04:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Lol. Can’t imagine why they would do that.
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    Personally I'm waiting for the Megatron and Unicron variants.
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    Omicron rearranged is moronic.

    That is all.
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    Whao! I didn't catch that at first!

    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Lol. Can’t imagine why they would do that.
    ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    I bet Chi will also end up being skipped.
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