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Senate Pandemics in the Age of Globalization: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Discussion: See OP Warning

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth Punk , Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Jedi_Sith_Smuggler_Droid

    Jedi_Sith_Smuggler_Droid Force Ghost star 5

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    It’s too late. It’s here. And at the worst time possible as the north of the county is cold now and everyone is socializing for the holidays. All indoors.

    If Omicron is as much more contagious as the reports this weekend - I expect the holidays will catapult it to the dominate variant in record time.
     
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  2. Jedi Knight Fett

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    Oh it’s totally here, but I am talking confirmed cases
     
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  3. SateleNovelist11

    SateleNovelist11 Force Ghost star 6

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    That's what I fear.
     
  4. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Compulsory face masks again in the U.K. from tomorrow
     
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  5. The Regular Mustache

    The Regular Mustache Force Ghost star 5

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    Bold Prediction! Republicans who have gone out of their way to NOT help slow the spread of COVID-19 will start blaming South Africa for not containing Omnicron.

    Oh who am I kidding we've got at least a few more weeks of Republicans saying Omnicrom is a hoax made up by Biden and the Dems.
     
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  6. Jedi Knight Fett

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    Nah it’s not politically as good as still blaming China
     
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  7. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Chosen One star 7

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    A China that's increasingly been getting involved in Africa over the last couple decades. I think we can work this to make blaming South Africa also count as blaming China if we workshop the pitch a little bit
     
  8. Jedi Knight Fett

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    Oh I am sure they’ll find a way to spin it
     
  9. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Chosen One star 6

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    just back from the shops , not much mask-wearing.
     
  10. Lordban

    Lordban Chosen One star 6

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    Masks are returning here, but nearly everybody I saw wearing one this morning either didn't cover their nose or only covered their chin... I may or may not have made a few remarks on how that type of mask-wearing was pointless...
     
  11. The Regular Mustache

    The Regular Mustache Force Ghost star 5

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    They were 50% off for Cyber Monday! No...wait...don't think about that too hard!
     
  12. Lordban

    Lordban Chosen One star 6

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    Thanks for reminding me I need to book my 5G booster.
     
  13. Jedi Knight Fett

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    Give me that signal
     
  14. Lordban

    Lordban Chosen One star 6

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    Nuh-uh. My jab. My oxw. My precious.
     
  15. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    First case of Omicron in Sweden confirmed. Yay.
     
  16. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    UK is up to 11 cases.
     
  17. Vaderize03

    Vaderize03 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Merck's COVID pill is only 30% protective against hospitalization or death in follow-up studies. Major disappointment.

    It's all up to Pfizer now. Hopefully their follow-up data is as good as the preliminary studies.

    Also, Americans are not going to go back to lockdowns. Masks are iffy as well in many corners, even the ones who were willing to do it before. My area is deep-blue and practically no-one is doing it. I am fearful of omicron+delta+flu+RSV+rhinovirus. My hospital's census is sky-high and we're not even in the dead of winter yet.

    Thankfully, the mRNA vaccines can be quickly adapted to new variants. It's pretty much the only silver lining at the moment (at least until more data on the Pfizer pill comes out).
     
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  18. FatBurt

    FatBurt Chosen One star 6

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    Eldest finally booked for first jab on Friday with youngest on Saturday


    I'm now in an online queue to book my booster
     
  19. black_saber

    black_saber Force Ghost star 5

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    Can the vaccines and booster shot work against the omicron variant or is it too early to say?
     
  20. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    There's no way to know until Joe Rogan finally weighs in
     
  21. Jedi Knight Fett

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    Last I hear was that it was to early
     
  22. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    Omicron just unveiled a space laser so we're all ****ed.
     
  23. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Well, the seemingly inevitable happened, I was in close contact with a known positive - specifically my boss, and specifically he had a positive antigen test right after getting an SMS about a close contact... after we had lunch. [face_plain]

    So now I'm in quarantine, and I think I get to get a PCR test 5-7 days after his PCR test inevitably comes back positive. Really didn't want to test out that vaccine protection against severe disease but the odds of that seem... high.
     
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  24. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I still can’t hold a meeting with my boss in-person indoors because it goes against my university system's restrictions.

    I hope everything turns out fine, Ramses.
     
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  25. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    Sorry to hear that.
    I don't currently have a boss, but I work in an open air office where everyone stopped giving a **** long ago except me, so there's that
     
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