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ProfessorGAC

(65,520 posts)
20. We Sort Of Do
Sun Nov 28, 2021, 09:15 AM
Nov 2021

Experts are quoted as saying that a mutation significant enough to evade the antigens created by these vaccines, would no longer have the capability to infect human cells.
What we don't know is how much more or less effective these vaccines are against this variant. But, there's little concern that the vaccines will be wholly ineffective.
Also, the South Africans are reporting that while the spread of omicron is rapid, the preponderance of cases are mild. So far, this possibly more contagious form may be less pernicious.
I think it's too early to push the panic button.

So far every article I have seen has said that it's not disastrous. Initech Nov 2021 #1
Maybe Laurie Garrett knows? dchill Nov 2021 #2
From her Twitter Profile: bucolic_frolic Nov 2021 #4
The Coming Plague won her a Pulitzer Prize... brooklynite Nov 2021 #10
Hey, I'm not knocking it bucolic_frolic Nov 2021 #11
Uh oh. Laurie Garrett knows what she's talking about. Vinca Nov 2021 #3
There's not going to be another shut down. beaglelover Nov 2021 #5
Well. As long as YOU support them in that (when, by the by, they Scrivener7 Nov 2021 #7
This sheshe2 Nov 2021 #12
Is There A Daily Death Total You're Willing To Accept? SoCalDavidS Nov 2021 #8
We need to have jobs Calculating Nov 2021 #15
It's all going to come down to how effective the existing vaccines work. Bleacher Creature Nov 2021 #6
This. Pfizer is checking it now. We should know soon. Scrivener7 Nov 2021 #9
I don't think it would be warranted...we can't stop the stupid from not getting vaccinated... Demsrule86 Nov 2021 #19
If you read her twitter feed this seems to be an outlier Tomconroy Nov 2021 #13
We are not going into full 2020 lockdown again Dorian Gray Nov 2021 #14
We don't know if being vaccinated works against omicron. LisaL Nov 2021 #16
Masks (if high quality and properly worn) work against any variant. radius777 Nov 2021 #17
The problem is that when I go shopping, I see very few people wearing masks. marie999 Nov 2021 #18
Absolutely Dorian Gray Nov 2021 #22
We Sort Of Do ProfessorGAC Nov 2021 #20
Yes to this Dorian Gray Nov 2021 #23
You're right Dorian Gray Nov 2021 #21
Yes, Omicron can infect vaccinated people dalton99a Nov 2021 #24
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