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New SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant discovered

Discussion in 'Science' started by ernie, Nov 26, 2021.

  1. Luke212

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    time will tell. my expectation is a lot of hospitalisations. as to how badly (statswise) Omicron will affect the vaxxed vulnerables (and even unvaxxed) time will tell. according to local sources (Ernie) 4X less (per capita or mob of infecteds) ...at least. ball park.

    dunno. stats don't lie. you're either alive or you're dead. from my perspective.

    i expect casualties in the most vulnerable population. obviously. and many who might have gotten severely ill from delta wont from omicron :tongue:


    https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/
    waiting for this site to update its 7 day figures for hospitalisations..
    it'll be thru the roof imo.
     
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  3. Luke212

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    but we had hardly any delta infections unlike other countries so we dont have that protection. boosters are the go, but i am afraid i and most people in the other states will catch omicron well before they can get a 4 month booster.
     
  4. BuD

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    as a UK doctor just said to though. we cant keep jabbing the world population every 6 months
    NSW added i think 142 hospitalizations today. they cant keep this up without hospitals collapsing
     
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    Crazy numbers out of NSW.

    Next week we will see the ventilator numbers go up rapidly and dozens dead daily. I think a lot of people are going to die at home.

    More than 30% positivity rate. We have no idea how many are sick at home and isolating due to their own RAT result. 40% of my coworkers are sick with it. (Team of 10)
     
  6. BuD

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    i just wish they would release hospital spare beds ect. staffing and what not. they banged on about the only figure is hospitalizations but they seem to be reluctant to let us know on going capacity ect. IE how close are or arent we to armageddon
     
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    Why can't we?
    At least until we're able to discover better treatments.
     
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    It's so widespread that every time I go shopping I get an alert the next day from Service NSW that someone had Covid while I was there. The only way to stay safe is stay at home and buy groceries online and have them delivered (and hope that the delivery guy isn't positive). Chemist Warehouse is always full of people and at least one of them will have Covid. Coles and Woolworths is the same. If you shop do it at times when the fewest people are there. You can't do that forever though. I've had so many alerts I expect to get it but so far no obvious symptoms. I'm going to wait another day or two and then self-test. If my self-test is positive I'll try to ride it out at home like most people do.
     
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    Some people have to jab themselves every day. Their lives -- and everyone elses -- just keep on rolling.
     
  10. Luke212

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    good point. need to shift expectation of freedom. its just the cosmic dice.
     
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    lol. welcome back to november 2021 ICU and vent. stats. for NSW. woop woop.

    going backwards moar every day.

    it will get worse before it gets worse :)
     
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    So if we even assume the daily rate caps at 40-50k per day positive results in the few days . And accept the various studies suggesting at least 5x actual positive cases Vs positive PCR results , that would be 200-250K per day? Maybe even be more conservative , say 150k

    Wouldn't this mean the entire omicron outbreak should be over in NSW within a few weeks or so? as the virtually the entire population would have been infected if you include previous infections since the latest outbreak began. What am I missing?


    -Ed or to look at it another way - the peak has to be here/ very very close, as there's just not enough uninfected people left to sustain this level of transmission of the same variant unless reinfection is possible. Which surely is not (typically)
     
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    2-4 weeks. will have peaked already. guesstimate. for NSW.
    just depends when the metro exposes itself fully to the tsunami.
     
  14. sTeeLzor

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    South Africa with much poorer vaccination rates (26% fully vaxxed) saw their peak 3-4 weeks after Omicron started and their deaths did not have a significant uptick at all.
    South Africa COVID - Coronavirus Statistics - Worldometer (worldometers.info)
    We are going to ride out this easier and better.

    Omicron is a blessing for Coronavirus despite what all the doomsayers here are saying.
     
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    could even receive the omicron blessing at the local church.

    god be praised.
     
  17. sTeeLzor

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    Vaccinated + Highly Infectious but Far Less Dangerous Variant.
    Lets get this over with.
     
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    im so brave! cos im not 150 years old.

    but sacrifices must be made. (not by me though f that.)
     
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    yeah in 40 years you really want your decendants to fuck you over with another pandemic?
     
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    4 days in and mild flu at best... sad thing in all of this is all the previous advice / panickers
    are stressing the system and the help doesn't get to where it's really needed...

    all the 'booster' smoke and mirror talk is also rather mute

    very sad for genuine delta patients/prevalence to get lost in all this omicron smoke

    (apologies to the genuinely vulnerable for my above generalisations)
     

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