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Friday, December 03, 2021

At least nine cases of the omicron variant have now been identified in five states across the U.S.

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...New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement of his own that the convention had mandated that all attendees be vaccinated and had also required masks. ...

Reporting from the convention[1] indicated that the organizers of the event (3 days, over 50,000 attendees) were lax about checking the vaccine requirement of attendees, enforcing the mask requirement, and that they allowed a lot of close quarters gathering.

1- Omicron Scare Haunts 53,000 NYC Anime Convention Attendees ( www.bloomberg.com )

...Anime fans dressed up in robes, armor and colorful wigs pushed their way through throngs of people to reach the entrance of New York City's three-day confab of Japanese pop-culture enthusiasts.

While the event required vaccinations and indoor masking, attendees said people pushed past checkpoints and pressed together in large crowds unmasked. Now, the city is faced with warning 53,000 people who came to the November convention to ask them to immediately get tested for Covid-19 after an attendee contracted one of the first confirmed infections of the omicron variant in the U.S.

There's no indication yet that there was indeed a super-spreader event at Manhattan's Javits Center, but the massive gathering underscores how even the -------- plans for strict health protocols can wobble when tens of thousands of people amass and pent-up demand for normalcy and excitement overtake health precautions....



#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-12-03 11:57 AM | Reply

It's here. It's too late to stop the introduction. It's so wide spread down there now it's not funny.

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-12-03 12:49 PM | Reply

Big money in popup testing centers at the airport.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-03 12:51 PM | Reply

Oh and apparently it is hitting sub-5 year olds just as hard as the 60+ crowd. NOW will people get concerned?

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-12-03 12:53 PM | Reply

They knew the risks when they chose to leave the womb.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-03 12:53 PM | Reply

So far in 38 countries, but no deaths reported.

#6 | Posted by MSgt at 2021-12-04 12:24 PM | Reply

Is Governor Hot Wheels still complaining about South Africans pouring over the southern border?

#7 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-12-04 02:49 PM | Reply

So far in 38 countries, but no deaths reported.

#6 | POSTED BY MSGT

It takes several weeks for deaths to rise after a rise in cases.

There hasn't been enough time.

Righties make this mistake every. Single. Surge.

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2021-12-04 05:11 PM | Reply

Sorry poor and old people but my fully vaxxed kids will have a better future if Covid evolves to gain function so it can kill off 3 billion people.

Go Covid!
Thin the herd.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2021-12-04 05:37 PM | Reply

Not sorry about the fatties, bye.

#10 | Posted by bored at 2021-12-04 05:38 PM | Reply

So far in 38 countries, but no deaths reported.
#6 | POSTED BY MSGT

You don't strike me as the "good news" type.
But, I guess that's good news.
So far.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-04 05:40 PM | Reply

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