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Fauci says early reports encouraging about Omicron variant

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At last some good news, I think....

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wo years into the outbreak, COVID-19 has killed over 780,000 Americans, and deaths are running at about 860 per day.

To me, the above info shows Covid 19 has been more than just another flu. But then I know people who were killed by it, and others who have long term Covid. The pandemic deniers/anti-vaxxers and the media that have enabled them have played roles in making things worse for everyone; as have those in leadership positions who early on surrendered the battles against the virus, some because they were more interested in their golf games and their persona bank accounts.

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At last some good news, I think....

Many of us have been saying this for a week...

“Even if we have a large number of cases that are mild, some of those individuals will need hospitalizations,”

Yeah, those who have other medical problems might need hospitalization. Healthy people will do fine, and are probably more likely to be hospitalized due to the vaccine... which doesn't even match the Omicron variant...

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60 percent of death from Covid are White people in America and some of them still believe these conspiracy at their own peril

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Many of us have been saying this for a week...

There is a huge difference from getting data analyzed professionally before saying something and just repeating whatever you want to be true without any basis.

Yeah, those who have other medical problems might need hospitalization. Healthy people will do fine, and are probably more likely to be hospitalized due to the vaccine... which doesn't even match the Omicron variant...

That is false, with all previous variants healthy young people have been hospitalized, had important health problems or died. If a large number of cases appear thanks to a more transmissible variant it will mean this situation will continue, and if the hospitalization increase above what the health system can hold that would mean some of those patients that would have become hospitalizations will turn into deaths instead.

There is exactly zero evidence that would put hospitalizations by omicron below the extremely rare serious side effects from the vaccine, that is just fantasy based exaggerations.

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Healthy people will do fine

"Only unhealthy people need to be hospitalized, which is why a pandemic isn't a problem" - a very well considered and cool opinion.

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The virus is everywhere. It moves and mutates faster than we can track it. The latest dominate variant is showing less virulence. We are led to believe that still not enough people are vaccinated so this is most likely in spite of vaccination. The notion that highly transmissible viruses evolve less lethality is a fairly commonplace understanding. This was predicted early in 2020 when the high rate of transmission and low mortality was observed.

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*“Thus far, it does not look like there’s a great degree of severity to it,” Fauci said. “But we have really got to be careful before we make any determinations that it is less severe or it really doesn’t cause any severe illness, comparable to delta.”*

*“Hopefully we’ll be able to lift that ban in a quite reasonable period of time,” Fauci said. “We all feel very badly about the hardship that has been put on not only on South Africa but the other African countries.”*

Look at all the words used that can be "walked back" later as not what he said any data or facts in there? sounds like wish washy opinion to me.

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Only unhealthy people need to be hospitalized

I want the above to be true. But I have lived a life much like this guy did:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/healthy-dad-dies-after-rejecting-24686409

I don't get it, how was he hospitalized with covid if only unhealthy people are hospitalized with covid?

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I don't get it, how was he hospitalized with covid if only unhealthy people are hospitalized with covid?

Indeed. It's almost as if the people saying "don't get vaccinated, Covid is nothing, don't worry about contracting a disease that has killed millions" don't know what they're talking about.

Almost.

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Where is the fact or data in what Fauci said?

It’s just uninformed opinion with words he can play with the meaning later when he is wrong.

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Where is the fact or data in what Fauci said?

In the meaning of his words of course.

Although, I can see how that would go over many posters' heads...

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there is no fact nor data that supports any fact in anything he said here.

“data” doesn’t have “meaning from words” because data isn’t words.

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It’s just uninformed opinion with words he can play with the meaning later when he is wrong.

Sounds like everyone on the Internet.

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I haven't even had a sniffle since covid hit. Suppose it could have something to do with my masking, sanitizing, social distancing, and getting all my vaccinations? Hey, science. It does a body good.

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I haven't even had a sniffle since covid hit. Suppose it could have something to do with my masking, sanitizing, social distancing, and getting all my vaccinations? Hey, science. It does a body good.

I wear a mask occasionally, sanitise my hands no more than I always did, don't bother with social distancing given that if we're all wearing masks and sanitised then it's not necessary, and haven't had/won't be getting, any of the 'vaccines', and I "haven't had a sniffle since covid hit" either! I guess my immunity system is just doing its job! Isn't science weird?

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Drbeen has a good analysis of the latest Omicron data from SA. As it stands now, there is hope this variant ends this pandemic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B--S1tzXH3g

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So basically still get the “scare” from the virus being transmitted all over the place to support the mandates.

America hardly had any mandates in the first place, and the ones they did were weak. That's why America's covid response was a colossal failure in every state, even the ones that did good when only compared to the rest of America.

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Travel bans and vaccines do nothing to prevent transmission.

but that’s ok cause this variant doesn’t have “great” severity “so far”, well at least it doesn’t “look like it”.

lamest “the science” response I have ever seen.

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Where is the fact or data in what Fauci said?

It’s just uninformed opinion with words he can play with the meaning later when he is wrong.

Dr Fauci is saying the same thing as this guy;

https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-urges-all-americans-to-get-covid-vaccine-its-a-safe-vaccine

Glad to see you think he's uninformed and his advice is bogus too....

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With still the worldwide highest numbers over there I wouldn’t give a dime on what that guy talks about.

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With still the worldwide highest numbers over there I wouldn’t give a dime on what that guy talks about.

Like so many others who have ignored him. Could be why they still have the highest numbers.

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So what Fauci said today is the “same thing” Trump said in March?

sounds like Trump is the expert then if he already knew in March what Fauci just said today.

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So what Fauci said today is the “same thing” Trump said in March?

They've been in agreement about taking the vaccine since March. Fauci has been saying it a lot longer though.

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