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Friday, November 26, 2021

This variant has a large number of mutations, some of which are concerning. Preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection with this variant, as compared to other VOCs. The number of cases of this variant appears to be increasing in almost all provinces in South Africa. Current SARS-CoV-2 PCR diagnostics continue to detect this variant. Several labs have indicated that for one widely used PCR test, one of the three target genes is not detected (called S gene dropout or S gene target failure) and this test can therefore be used as marker for this variant, pending sequencing confirmation. Using this approach, this variant has been detected at faster rates than previous surges in infection, suggesting that this variant may have a growth advantage. There are a number of studies underway and the TAG-VE will continue to evaluate this variant. WHO will communicate new findings with Member States and to the public as needed. Based on the evidence presented indicative of a detrimental change in COVID-19 epidemiology, the TAG-VE has advised WHO that this variant should be designated as a VOC, and the WHO has designated B.1.1.529 as a VOC, named Omicron.

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ISTR Dr. Fauci mentioning the omicron variant several months ago. Something along the lines of watch for it, or it's on its way. Google is useless when trying to search for older articles, because even when you put in older dates for the results, pages with older articles also have contemporary news links with titles that get indexed.

#1 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-11-26 07:30 PM | Reply

What has that crazy Lrrr, ruler of the planet Omicron Persei 8, done now?

Send for the professor and Planet Express!

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-11-27 10:50 AM | Reply

"ISTR Dr. Fauci mentioning the omicron variant several months ago."

That's what is known as the 'Mandela Effect', which is quite common among MAGAts.

#3 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2021-11-27 11:14 AM | Reply

"MAGAts"

Do you have to bring up Caitlyn Jenner in every thread?

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-11-27 11:24 AM | Reply

#4 another example of the average MAGAt's dependence on the Mandela Effect to shape his/her worldview.

#5 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2021-11-27 11:31 AM | Reply

First UK cases of Omicron variant identified
www.gov.uk

...After overnight genome sequencing, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has confirmed that two cases of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with B.1.1.529 have been identified in the UK.

The individuals that have tested positive, and all members of their households, are being re-tested and told to self-isolate while further testing and contact tracing is underway. One case has been located in the Chelmsford area and the other in Nottingham. The two cases are linked and there is a link to travel to Southern Africa. UKHSA is carrying out targeted testing at locations where the positive cases were likely to have been infectious....



#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-11-27 11:51 AM | Reply

@#1 ... Dr. Fauci mentioning the omicron variant several months ago. ...

How could he have mentioned the omicron variant several months ago? The variant was given the name "omicron" only this past week.


#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-11-27 11:54 AM | Reply

ISTR Dr. Fauci mentioning the omicron variant several months ago. Something along the lines of watch for it, or it's on its way. Google is useless when trying to search for older articles, because even when you put in older dates for the results, pages with older articles also have contemporary news links with titles that get indexed.

#1 | Posted by sentinel

SO you're saying the scientists were right again?

Maybe your cult of stupidity should start listening to them.

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-11-27 02:14 PM | Reply

#7 | Posted by LampLighter

Because WHO had to skip the Greek letter Xi when naming it.

#9 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-11-27 06:34 PM | Reply

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