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Dorian Gray

(13,544 posts)
21. You're right
Sun Nov 28, 2021, 09:24 AM
Nov 2021

in that we don't know a lot about this.

However, coming out of south africa, there are very few vaccinated omicron patients in the hospital. The variant doesn't seem particularly severe in those who have been definitely infected with it. And both pfizer and moderna said they can get new vaccines out relatively quickly.

The news is absolutely concerning, but we don't have to go to Def-Con 1 about it.

I am reacting against the sheer panic people instill in others right now because there are a hell of a lot of people who are exhausted and tired, and I've seen people exhibiting suicidal ideation in response to this.

We need to be cautious with our messaging.

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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