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(CNBC)   Ømicrøn karves its initials on over a dozen Norwegians and a møøse at office Christmas party. Fortunately they all have mild symptoms that do not require hospitalization, and are not pining for the fjords   (cnbc.com) divider line
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2021-12-04 10:17:00 PM  
What kind of talk is that?!?
 
2021-12-04 11:22:44 PM  
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2021-12-04 11:28:24 PM  
Hopefully those responsible for sacking the people who have written that headline have been sacked.
 
2021-12-04 11:28:51 PM  
Omicron bites can be pretti nasti.
 
2021-12-04 11:33:16 PM  
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2021-12-04 11:33:37 PM  
You're a company that deals in South Africa having to know what's going on there and still have a big ass party? Morons.
 
2021-12-04 11:43:58 PM  
FTA: "All the attendees were fully vaccinated and had tested negative before the event."

1. Time to throw out those rapid tests. PCR or nothing until we get rapid tests that work.

2. Vaccinated folks will just have to chance a mild illness. It would have to be a damn good holiday party for me to want to roll the dice on that.

3. If vaxxed folks are picking it up, a prior Covid infection probably means diddly squat for someone who's unvaccinated. That means open season on 40% of Americans. It's going to be an even shiattier next few months for hospital workers.
 
2021-12-04 11:44:02 PM  
What would Alf Cranner, the pioneer of 1960s Norwegian folk music, think about this if he were alive today? You're not familiar with Alf Cranner? He was the pioneer of 1960s Norwegian folk music.
 
2021-12-04 11:45:40 PM  

VoiceOfReason499: FTA: "All the attendees were fully vaccinated and had tested negative before the event."


I call BS on the everyone being tested part.
 
2021-12-04 11:51:13 PM  

jaivirtualcard: VoiceOfReason499: FTA: "All the attendees were fully vaccinated and had tested negative before the event."

I call BS on the everyone being tested part.


It does sound like an overly confident corporate press statement that quietly gets corrected later. "We mistakenly said everyone had tested negative. We misspoke. It turns out only X out Y participants had been recently tested."
 
2021-12-04 11:51:59 PM  
gilefish and bleach my nordic trumpers
 
2021-12-04 11:59:15 PM  

mochunk: You're a company that deals in South Africa having to know what's going on there and still have a big ass party? Morons.


Because mild cases? How much longer do we have to stop our lives if we have been boosted?
 
2021-12-05 12:03:46 AM  

AstroJesus: What would Alf Cranner, the pioneer of 1960s Norwegian folk music, think about this if he were alive today? You're not familiar with Alf Cranner? He was the pioneer of 1960s Norwegian folk music.


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I like my Norwegian Folk a little more blackened.
 
2021-12-05 12:07:50 AM  

ColonelCathcart: mochunk: You're a company that deals in South Africa having to know what's going on there and still have a big ass party? Morons.

Because mild cases? How much longer do we have to stop our lives if we have been boosted?


With a brand new variant already known to spread quickly and effects not quite known, a little caution could and should have been applied. In a month from now if we know it's not a big deal for vaxxed folks, fine. But this is just foolish.
 
2021-12-05 12:10:21 AM  

VoiceOfReason499: jaivirtualcard: VoiceOfReason499: FTA: "All the attendees were fully vaccinated and had tested negative before the event."

I call BS on the everyone being tested part.

It does sound like an overly confident corporate press statement that quietly gets corrected later. "We mistakenly said everyone had tested negative. We misspoke. It turns out only X out Y participants had been recently tested."


Also, it was never clarified if they meant "vaccinated 6 months ago" or "boosted 2 weeks ago." One of these is unfortunate but not terribly surprising given the unfortunate facts of how sterilizing immunity is now well known to wane by the 6 month mark. The other would be half a dozen kinds of extremely concerning to the max.

One more time for those in the back row:

Being vaccinated is not a magic shield. It increases the exposure dose required to infect you. No vaccine (or natural immunity) will "save" you from a large enough exposure to a pathogen.

If you spend 6 hours inside a marginally ventilated room with no mask and with someone spraying out farking virus with every laugh, yes you're likely to get infected regardless.
 
2021-12-05 12:14:01 AM  
"The outbreak took place at a Christmas party on Nov. 26 organized by renewable energy company Scatec"

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2021-12-05 12:24:58 AM  
How many in the hospital? How many dead? This sounds like the flu unless you're unvaccinated.

/sounds like the flu, where have I heard that before?
 
2021-12-05 12:30:21 AM  

mochunk: You're a company that deals in South Africa having to know what's going on there and still have a big ass party? Morons.


I just want to point out that no matter how you hyphenate, or don't, "big ass party," it sounds awesome.

big-ass party
big ass-party
big-ass-party
big ass party
 
2021-12-05 12:34:26 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: mochunk: You're a company that deals in South Africa having to know what's going on there and still have a big ass party? Morons.

I just want to point out that no matter how you hyphenate, or don't, "big ass party," it sounds awesome.

big-ass party
big ass-party
big-ass-party
big ass party


Well, you kinda beat me to it, but... GIS for 'ass party':

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2021-12-05 12:38:27 AM  

fatassbastard: Madman drummers bummers: mochunk: You're a company that deals in South Africa having to know what's going on there and still have a big ass party? Morons.

I just want to point out that no matter how you hyphenate, or don't, "big ass party," it sounds awesome.

big-ass party
big ass-party
big-ass-party
big ass party

Well, you kinda beat me to it, but... GIS for 'ass party':

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/among other, mostly NSFF(ark) results


Username checks out.

/First time I replied that, good on ya.
 
2021-12-05 2:23:16 AM  
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2021-12-05 2:28:56 AM  

VoiceOfReason499: FTA: "All the attendees were fully vaccinated and had tested negative before the event."

1. Time to throw out those rapid tests. PCR or nothing until we get rapid tests that work.

2. Vaccinated folks will just have to chance a mild illness. It would have to be a damn good holiday party for me to want to roll the dice on that.

3. If vaxxed folks are picking it up, a prior Covid infection probably means diddly squat for someone who's unvaccinated. That means open season on 40% of Americans. It's going to be an even shiattier next few months for hospital workers.


Liar.
 
2021-12-05 3:34:27 AM  
maybe a stupid take but if omicron spreads fast and is mild it may be a good thing.
 
2021-12-05 4:59:11 AM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: VoiceOfReason499: FTA: "All the attendees were fully vaccinated and had tested negative before the event."

1. Time to throw out those rapid tests. PCR or nothing until we get rapid tests that work.

2. Vaccinated folks will just have to chance a mild illness. It would have to be a damn good holiday party for me to want to roll the dice on that.

3. If vaxxed folks are picking it up, a prior Covid infection probably means diddly squat for someone who's unvaccinated. That means open season on 40% of Americans. It's going to be an even shiattier next few months for hospital workers.

Liar.


You're right. It wouldn't have to be a damn good party, it would just have to have free booze.
 
2021-12-05 5:26:58 AM  

mochunk: ColonelCathcart: mochunk: You're a company that deals in South Africa having to know what's going on there and still have a big ass party? Morons.

Because mild cases? How much longer do we have to stop our lives if we have been boosted?

With a brand new variant already known to spread quickly and effects not quite known, a little caution could and should have been applied. In a month from now if we know it's not a big deal for vaxxed folks, fine. But this is just foolish.


The doctor who found it went on international television sayin the cases have been much milder than other variants.
 
2021-12-05 8:25:05 AM  

VoiceOfReason499: If vaxxed folks are picking it up, a prior Covid infection probably means diddly squat for someone who's unvaccinated. That means open season on 40% of Americans. It's going to be an even shiattier next few months for hospital workers.


Yeah although it's still early, it's pretty much known that Omicron laughs at Delta's "natural" immunity. If you were counting on previous infection for your protection, you're starting from scratch.
 
2021-12-05 8:43:36 AM  
I figured from subby's headline that this was about the Minnesota anime nerd with Omicron, who just reported that 15 of his friends now have Covid
 
2021-12-05 9:12:11 AM  

T Baggins: I figured from subby's headline that this was about the Minnesota anime nerd with Omicron, who just reported that 15 of his friends now have Covid


Minnesota anime nerd claims to have 15 friends?
 
2021-12-05 10:03:34 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: mochunk: You're a company that deals in South Africa having to know what's going on there and still have a big ass party? Morons.

I just want to point out that no matter how you hyphenate, or don't, "big ass party," it sounds awesome.

big-ass party
big ass-party
big-ass-party
big ass party


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2021-12-05 10:31:08 AM  

erik-k: VoiceOfReason499: jaivirtualcard: VoiceOfReason499: FTA: "All the attendees were fully vaccinated and had tested negative before the event."

I call BS on the everyone being tested part.

It does sound like an overly confident corporate press statement that quietly gets corrected later. "We mistakenly said everyone had tested negative. We misspoke. It turns out only X out Y participants had been recently tested."

Also, it was never clarified if they meant "vaccinated 6 months ago" or "boosted 2 weeks ago." One of these is unfortunate but not terribly surprising given the unfortunate facts of how sterilizing immunity is now well known to wane by the 6 month mark. The other would be half a dozen kinds of extremely concerning to the max.

One more time for those in the back row:

Being vaccinated is not a magic shield. It increases the exposure dose required to infect you. No vaccine (or natural immunity) will "save" you from a large enough exposure to a pathogen.

If you spend 6 hours inside a marginally ventilated room with no mask and with someone spraying out farking virus with every laugh, yes you're likely to get infected regardless.


Ring that bell louder for the entire planet, please.
 
2021-12-05 10:32:57 AM  

dbirchall: T Baggins: I figured from subby's headline that this was about the Minnesota anime nerd with Omicron, who just reported that 15 of his friends now have Covid

Minnesota anime nerd claims to have 15 friends?


Omg no he was just in a room with 15 others who also liked cartoon girls.
 
2021-12-05 10:38:31 AM  

mochunk: You're a company that deals in South Africa having to know what's going on there and still have a big ass party? Morons.


Cases in my county & state quadrupled overnight Wednesday and have stayed that way.  If you think Omicron is still filtering through folks traveling in and out of South Africa, think again.

Fortunately, deaths haven't changed; still roughly one every other day.  We'll see if that holds.
 
2021-12-05 10:58:22 AM  

TheOtherGuy: mochunk: You're a company that deals in South Africa having to know what's going on there and still have a big ass party? Morons.

Cases in my county & state quadrupled overnight Wednesday and have stayed that way.  If you think Omicron is still filtering through folks traveling in and out of South Africa, think again.

Fortunately, deaths haven't changed; still roughly one every other day.  We'll see if that holds.


ZOMG! 1 person per day?


SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING.
 
2021-12-05 11:57:46 AM  
Mild symptoms is a good thing. It means they're not dying. It means they weren't sick enough to require hospital attention. That's kind of what we want, short of no symptoms at all.

Until we invent a cure, COVID is going to be with us.
 
2021-12-05 12:06:32 PM  

ColonelCathcart: TheOtherGuy: mochunk: You're a company that deals in South Africa having to know what's going on there and still have a big ass party? Morons.

Cases in my county & state quadrupled overnight Wednesday and have stayed that way.  If you think Omicron is still filtering through folks traveling in and out of South Africa, think again.

Fortunately, deaths haven't changed; still roughly one every other day.  We'll see if that holds.

ZOMG! 1 person per day?


SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING.


Yeah, better open up everything and let the variant run rampant before we know what impact it has.
 
2021-12-05 12:17:13 PM  

chucknasty: maybe a stupid take but if omicron spreads fast and is mild it may be a good thing.


Eventually there will be a Covid-19 strain that gives you a cold, like about 5 other known coronaviruses that do that seasonally, including one omicron is apparently a hybrid of.  Way too early to see how omicron teaches the immune system to defend against severe cases of other strains.
 
2021-12-05 1:07:09 PM  

trialpha: ColonelCathcart: TheOtherGuy: mochunk: You're a company that deals in South Africa having to know what's going on there and still have a big ass party? Morons.

Cases in my county & state quadrupled overnight Wednesday and have stayed that way.  If you think Omicron is still filtering through folks traveling in and out of South Africa, think again.

Fortunately, deaths haven't changed; still roughly one every other day.  We'll see if that holds.

ZOMG! 1 person per day?


SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING.

Yeah, better open up everything and let the variant run rampant before we know what impact it has.


Look around. Everything *is* open.
 
2021-12-05 2:24:32 PM  
Wouldn't it be nice if they had to rename this one Omega because it outcompeted all of the other covid strains by being supremely infectious and generally harmless?
 
2021-12-05 4:05:06 PM  

dbirchall: T Baggins: I figured from subby's headline that this was about the Minnesota anime nerd with Omicron, who just reported that 15 of his friends now have Covid

Minnesota anime nerd claims to have 15 friends?


Your skepticism seems well placed. I just read the more strictly fact-checked NY Times version: "Of the roughly 30 people he recalls socializing with in New York City, about half have since tested positive for the coronavirus, Mr. McGinn said."
 
2021-12-06 3:18:45 AM  
Mind you, møøse bites can be veri nasti.
 
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