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(Twitter)   New COVID Variant B.1.1.529 has a very long branch length and a really awful Spike mutation profile including RBD-K417N, N440K, G446S, S477N, T478K, E484A, Q493K, G496S, Q498R, N501Y, and Y505H. Oh no. Not Y505H   (twitter.com) divider line
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2021-11-25 11:37:51 AM  
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2021-11-25 11:44:23 AM  
The mutations are what republicans are bringing to the US for Christmas. Republicans are making the US anti science and anti vax. Republicans are just evil.
 
2021-11-25 12:00:02 PM  
Close the borders and shut down international travel Monday.
 
2021-11-25 12:09:20 PM  
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2021-11-25 12:19:16 PM  
Someone whip up a mRNA vaccine for the variant and jab me with it please.
 
2021-11-25 12:19:51 PM  
As someone with a 505 area code, I understand the concern regarding Y505H.

/I'm on the lookout for the green chile variant
 
2021-11-25 12:24:21 PM  
Sounds like COVID has been talking to the HIV virus. Not good.
 
2021-11-25 12:24:31 PM  
Should I feel nervous, concerned, outright pants wetting terror?
 
2021-11-25 12:27:44 PM  

Gubbo: Should I feel nervous, concerned, outright pants wetting terror?


I already wet my pants.  Might as well get if over with.
 
2021-11-25 12:28:14 PM  
President Madagascar unavailable for comment.
 
2021-11-25 2:15:58 PM  
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2021-11-25 2:38:18 PM  
Could it be S477N?

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2021-11-25 3:41:18 PM  
5158008  or 601
 
2021-11-25 4:25:04 PM  

plecos: [pbs.twimg.com image 746x324]


Now that the Daily Fail said it, I'm pretty sure it's spreading widely in the US.
 
2021-11-25 4:35:27 PM  

themindiswatching: plecos: [pbs.twimg.com image 746x324]

Now that the Daily Fail said it, I'm pretty sure it's spreading widely in the US.


a distinct possibility
 
2021-11-25 5:39:24 PM  
220, 221, whatever it takes.
 
2021-11-25 5:41:26 PM  

Sarah Jessica Farker: Could it be S477N?

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Shouldn't that be S474N?
 
2021-11-25 5:42:06 PM  
Meh. Just need to upgrade the mask a bit, and it's all good.

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2021-11-25 5:44:31 PM  

plecos: [pbs.twimg.com image 746x324]


"One day we'll wake up and it'll be gone"
 
2021-11-25 5:47:06 PM  
Every day, this movie gets more significant.

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2021-11-25 5:47:12 PM  
I heard they use S477N in yoga mats.
 
2021-11-25 5:47:51 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Meh. Just need to upgrade the mask a bit, and it's all good.

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You mock, but today I read an article about the government starting to suggest we ditch the reusable cloth masks and start using N95 gear when indoors / close proximity to random people.
 
2021-11-25 6:09:05 PM  
No BR549?
25 Or 6 to 4?
 
2021-11-25 6:12:19 PM  
Oh no! Covid has learned sound synthesis and is releasing its own line of PSG chips!
 
2021-11-25 6:12:25 PM  
90125 or OU812 not involved at this time.
 
2021-11-25 6:17:24 PM  
Here's an article from Nature magazine, my preferred covid resource.  The article largely says that the new variant is concerning but we won't have much practical information about it until a few weeks from now.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158​6​-021-03552-w
 
2021-11-25 6:30:19 PM  
UK is already shutting travel down. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-59424269
 
2021-11-25 6:57:14 PM  

RolandTGunner: 5158008  or 601


That song sucks
I hate Chicago
 
2021-11-25 7:05:24 PM  
Last Christmas, I gave you COVID,
The very next day, you passed away,
Now vaccinations are here,
it's the end of the year,
and the variants are mutating

Last Christmas, I gave you COVID,
The GOP, politicized away,
Republicans lied,
Trump nearly died,
and it's important to keep stores open.

Last Christmas I gave you COVID
Facebook said, there's a better way,
Horse Dewormer works fine
I don't understand why you died
The pandemic continues because idiots
 
2021-11-25 7:10:27 PM  

cretinbob: RolandTGunner: 5158008  or 601

That song sucks
I hate Chicago


Stop not-liking things that I also do not like.
 
2021-11-25 7:31:02 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Pointy Tail of Satan: Meh. Just need to upgrade the mask a bit, and it's all good.

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You mock, but today I read an article about the government starting to suggest we ditch the reusable cloth masks and start using N95 gear when indoors / close proximity to random people.


February of 2020 I bought a mask with replaceable filters for just that reason. N95, N99, or even P100, all readily available. Figured if paper masks ran out, I had a reusable one on hand.

Still wouldn't need it if people would just get the farking vaccine.
 
2021-11-25 7:45:32 PM  

ykarie: Unsung_Hero: Pointy Tail of Satan: Meh. Just need to upgrade the mask a bit, and it's all good.

[Fark user image 850x687]

You mock, but today I read an article about the government starting to suggest we ditch the reusable cloth masks and start using N95 gear when indoors / close proximity to random people.

February of 2020 I bought a mask with replaceable filters for just that reason. N95, N99, or even P100, all readily available. Figured if paper masks ran out, I had a reusable one on hand.

Still wouldn't need it if people would just get the farking vaccine.


Not so sure about that.

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2021-11-25 8:13:29 PM  

SanityIsAFullTimeJob: ykarie: Unsung_Hero: Pointy Tail of Satan: Meh. Just need to upgrade the mask a bit, and it's all good.

[Fark user image 850x687]

You mock, but today I read an article about the government starting to suggest we ditch the reusable cloth masks and start using N95 gear when indoors / close proximity to random people.

February of 2020 I bought a mask with replaceable filters for just that reason. N95, N99, or even P100, all readily available. Figured if paper masks ran out, I had a reusable one on hand.

Still wouldn't need it if people would just get the farking vaccine.

Not so sure about that.

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Cases don't matter.  What matters are severe disease, hospitalizations, and deaths.  Preventing which, ultimately, is the point of the vaccines - not necessarily making people completely invulnerable to any infection whatsoever.

If we get to the point where everyone has some immunity (either through vaccination or prior infection) such that breakthrough cases are nearly universally very mild, then it doesn't really matter if more transmissible variants cause continuous circulation and recurring spikes of cases indefinitely. So long as people aren't any longer dying in huge numbers or overwhelming hospitals, then case numbers don't really matter.

This virus is going to be endemic, like another cold or flu virus. It's not going away, and everyone is going to get it sooner or later - vax or no vax.  The point of the vax is to make it more likely that when you do get it, you'll have to deal with a few days of cold or flu symptoms rather than a stay in the ICU.
 
Juc
2021-11-25 8:38:28 PM  
Ah well, I pretty much figured we'd end up having to get shots every 6 months from here on out.
better than dying of covid, also it'll keep my nanobots upgraded.
 
2021-11-25 8:39:16 PM  

Jack Sabbath: 90125 or OU812 not involved at this time.


wait for the 69 mutation.
at first it doesn't sound bad, until you get it.  I have to admit, it was underwhelming the first time I got it.  never again.   I didn't lose my sense of smell.  It turns out, for a short time , everything smells kind of shiatty.  I couldn't concentrate.
 
2021-11-25 8:44:54 PM  

SBinRR: No BR549?
25 Or 6 to 4?


I'm entirely to young to get that
 
2021-11-25 8:45:45 PM  

Jack Sabbath: 90125 or OU812 not involved at this time.


Yes!
 
2021-11-25 8:56:12 PM  

whither_apophis: plecos: [pbs.twimg.com image 746x324]

"One day we'll wake up and it'll be gone"


Some of us will, anyway.
 
2021-11-25 8:57:35 PM  
How's phizer and Moderna stock prices doing?
 
2021-11-25 10:31:45 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: How's phizer and Moderna stock prices doing?


Username checks out
 
2021-11-25 10:32:31 PM  

Doc Daneeka: SanityIsAFullTimeJob: ykarie: Unsung_Hero: Pointy Tail of Satan: Meh. Just need to upgrade the mask a bit, and it's all good.

[Fark user image 850x687]

You mock, but today I read an article about the government starting to suggest we ditch the reusable cloth masks and start using N95 gear when indoors / close proximity to random people.

February of 2020 I bought a mask with replaceable filters for just that reason. N95, N99, or even P100, all readily available. Figured if paper masks ran out, I had a reusable one on hand.

Still wouldn't need it if people would just get the farking vaccine.

Not so sure about that.

[Fark user image image 425x420]

Cases don't matter.  What matters are severe disease, hospitalizations, and deaths.  Preventing which, ultimately, is the point of the vaccines - not necessarily making people completely invulnerable to any infection whatsoever.

If we get to the point where everyone has some immunity (either through vaccination or prior infection) such that breakthrough cases are nearly universally very mild, then it doesn't really matter if more transmissible variants cause continuous circulation and recurring spikes of cases indefinitely. So long as people aren't any longer dying in huge numbers or overwhelming hospitals, then case numbers don't really matter.

This virus is going to be endemic, like another cold or flu virus. It's not going away, and everyone is going to get it sooner or later - vax or no vax.  The point of the vax is to make it more likely that when you do get it, you'll have to deal with a few days of cold or flu symptoms rather than a stay in the ICU.


Cases absolutely matter
 
2021-11-25 10:38:34 PM  

Gubbo: Should I feel nervous, concerned, outright pants wetting terror?


I'd guess another Delta wave at least.  Say Jan/Feb?
 
2021-11-25 10:40:17 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Pointy Tail of Satan: Meh. Just need to upgrade the mask a bit, and it's all good.

[Fark user image 850x687]

You mock, but today I read an article about the government starting to suggest we ditch the reusable cloth masks and start using N95 gear when indoors / close proximity to random people.


Our family has been on kn-95 equivalent with foam on the nose and beads to tighten for the kids for months.
 
2021-11-25 10:40:17 PM  
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-2​6​/africa-travel-restrictions-imposed-ov​er-new-covid-19/100652438

A new COVID-19 variant which appears more potent than earlier forms is behind a spike in new cases in South Africa, according to the country's health authorities.

For the past few weeks, the country had been seeing a daily new case rate of several hundreds, but in the last few days it shot into the thousands and hit 2,465 yesterday.


It's a bit scary.. not good to see yet another variant.  Especially when this is a description:

experts warned mutations detected in the genetic code of the new COVID-19 variant could make the virus both more transmissible and better able to evade the immune system.
 
2021-11-25 11:22:08 PM  
I hear this new variant has a mutation in the R-34 protein spike.
 
2021-11-25 11:43:13 PM  

stuartp9: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-2​6​/africa-travel-restrictions-imposed-ov​er-new-covid-19/100652438

A new COVID-19 variant which appears more potent than earlier forms is behind a spike in new cases in South Africa, according to the country's health authorities.

For the past few weeks, the country had been seeing a daily new case rate of several hundreds, but in the last few days it shot into the thousands and hit 2,465 yesterday.

It's a bit scary.. not good to see yet another variant.  Especially when this is a description:

experts warned mutations detected in the genetic code of the new COVID-19 variant could make the virus both more transmissible and better able to evade the immune system.


Tomorrow's news is so exciting!
 
2021-11-25 11:44:52 PM  
That post will not age well.
 
2021-11-25 11:50:13 PM  
Well this is fun. Are we funding vaccination programs in other countries? If we're not, that's really, really, really stupid.
 
2021-11-25 11:50:39 PM  

Gubbo: Should I feel nervous, concerned, outright pants wetting terror?


Yes
 
2021-11-26 12:03:37 AM  

AstroJesus: 220, 221, whatever it takes.


Three phase, four phase.....whatever.
 
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