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18 cases of Eta coronavirus variant confirmed in Japan

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I hope UK hasn’t imported and started spreading this variant across the globe like numerous others.

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Eta?! I know the variant is named as such from the Greek letter, but as it's also the derogatory term Japanese used (still use?) to use to describe the burakumin underclass, this probably won't go down well here.

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Kappa and Eta sponsored by the Olympics.

And Eta is a nasty word. Why is it published?

-6 ( +7 / -13 )

Looks like they are going to want everyone to get 20 shots when they get to the omega variant.

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Goldeneagle -

Forget the xenophobic junk - never forget where the Chinavirus came from, China's gift to the world.

They can dress it up in variants in any alphabet they choose, but that's just to deflect from the single fact that China inflicted this plague on the world's population on order to meet their futile zenith of being No. 1 in the world.

It was never enough that they needed to win, they had to make sure that everyone else 'lost' too.

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Eta is a nasty word. Why is it published?

Because thats it's name. You want a nice word for a horrible virus variant?

Which name is nice and acceptable to you?

-2 ( +8 / -10 )

So my question is if I was infected with a prior variant and also vaccinated, can I keep getting infected? Actually this week I feel very mild symptoms similar to my original infection with some slight difficulty breathing. Away we go...

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My buddy had covid an after they felt better they just went out, no tests nothing. And wasn't told which variant they had.

Not very scientific is it?

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Kyakusenbi_ArimasuToday  05:40 pm JST

Kappa and Eta sponsored by the Olympics.

And Eta is a nasty word. Why is it published?

No covid comments section is complete without at least one mention of the Olympics!

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And Eta is a nasty word.

It isn't a nasty word, it's a Greek letter.

If you want to attach arbitrary meaning to letters, then the alpha variant must be dominant, the beta variant isn't quite ready for market, the mu variant doesn't exist and the kappa variant can be cured with a cucumber.

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Nice one Cleo.

However, strictly speaking, eta is a Romanisation of both a Greek letter and a Japanese word. It may also exist in other languages.

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covid virus the alpha and the omega the first and the last has defeated humanity.

Omega variant will be the Uber beast as it’s the last alphabet

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

The best way to win this game is not to play. Be healthy and fit, don’t get tested, and don’t destroy your natural immune response with the faux “vaccines.”

-10 ( +9 / -19 )

If we get to the omega variant, game over man.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

No covid comments section is complete without at least one mention of the Olympics!

it justifies their months of whinging

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

Staying healthy is and has always been the best way to fight off colds, flu or other illnesses. 

Yes, and staying alive is and has always been the best way to fight off death. But I don’t know of any one working case. lol

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@ martimurano i echo that.

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The best way to win this game is not to play. Be healthy and fit, don’t get tested, and don’t destroy your natural immune response with the faux “vaccines.”

I am not sure how this looks like a "victory". Taking an anti-science anti-vax approach until catch, and possibly die of COVID-19 doesn't look like winning to me. A death bed "wish I'd taken the vaccine" sounds a lot like losing.

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You’ve all made the point, but in Japanese it follows the American pronunciation and sounds like ‘eater’. See and hear イータ in the spoken and written reports here. Or ‘ ‘eater-kabu’ イータ株 for ‘eta variant’.

https://search.yahoo.co.jp/search?&ei=UTF-8&p=イータ株&fr=applep2&sftype=1&aq=1&ai=48b7412a-733b-4561-b8ad-3745bdc59fae&oq=いーた&aa=0&ts=12162&at=s&iau=1&tile=1

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