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(Austin News KXAN)   Omicron invades Texas. Let's see who comes out on top   (kxan.com) divider line
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2021-12-06 9:06:22 PM  
Just in time for the holidays no less...
 
2021-12-06 9:11:42 PM  
My money's on Lrrr-

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2021-12-06 9:37:09 PM  
Harris County border is a mile from me, how nice.....
 
2021-12-06 9:44:23 PM  
Fun! I was at a concert in Houston on Thursday. I'm vaxxed and boosted. But got tested yesterday just to be sure. If was negative.
 
2021-12-06 9:59:30 PM  
How many of these Transformers movies are they going to make?
 
2021-12-06 10:03:35 PM  

Mugato: How many of these Transformers movies are they going to make?


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2021-12-06 10:11:56 PM  
At this point, you can just assume it's everywhere
 
2021-12-06 10:15:17 PM  
THE STARS AT NIGHT, ARE BIG AND BRIGHT

*COUGH COUGH COUGH COUGH*

DEEP IN THE *COUGH*

DEEP IN THE H- *COUGH COUGH*

DEE- *contihh by yes coughing*
 
2021-12-06 10:16:12 PM  

Shostie: THE STARS AT NIGHT, ARE BIG AND BRIGHT

*COUGH COUGH COUGH COUGH*

DEEP IN THE *COUGH*

DEEP IN THE H- *COUGH COUGH*

DEE- *contihh by yes coughing*


Well goddamn. Guess I'm also a stroke risk.
 
2021-12-06 10:19:56 PM  

Shostie: Shostie: THE STARS AT NIGHT, ARE BIG AND BRIGHT

*COUGH COUGH COUGH COUGH*

DEEP IN THE *COUGH*

DEEP IN THE H- *COUGH COUGH*

DEE- *contihh by yes coughing*

Well goddamn. Guess I'm also a stroke risk.


Better unplug your toaster just to be certain.
 
2021-12-06 11:54:34 PM  
On the bright side, it seems to only be fatal to morons.

Specifically, the morons who think that not getting vaccinated has made them invincible.
 
2021-12-07 12:41:41 AM  
Well, shiat.
 
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2021-12-07 12:46:28 AM  
Oklahoma?
 
2021-12-07 1:30:02 AM  
Come on, Moderna, don't fail me now
 
2021-12-07 2:09:53 AM  

blastoh: Just in time for the holidays no less...


If it weren't so mild we might consider staying home for the holidays.

Ohh well!

/s
//can't believe I actually had to type that
 
2021-12-07 2:25:14 AM  
If the reports on how this is hitting kids the hardest, I just may flush the last 6-7 years of sobriety. I had a low opinion of humanity before this and learning that I've been extremely charitable is depressing as fark.
 
2021-12-07 2:29:40 AM  
Seems mild so far. Good sign.
 
2021-12-07 2:52:59 AM  

Wobambo: If the reports on how this is hitting kids the hardest, I just may flush the last 6-7 years of sobriety. I had a low opinion of humanity before this and learning that I've been extremely charitable is depressing as fark.


Stay strong. Best of luck
 
2021-12-07 2:55:15 AM  
Shouldn't this be "No matter who wins, we all lose"?
 
2021-12-07 3:13:09 AM  

Wobambo: If the reports on how this is hitting kids the hardest, I just may flush the last 6-7 years of sobriety. I had a low opinion of humanity before this and learning that I've been extremely charitable is depressing as fark.


*holds up... stupid tired brain. <starts singing Leaving Las Vegas/Viva Las Vegas>
 
2021-12-07 3:15:58 AM  

alienated: Wobambo: If the reports on how this is hitting kids the hardest, I just may flush the last 6-7 years of sobriety. I had a low opinion of humanity before this and learning that I've been extremely charitable is depressing as fark.

Stay strong. Best of luck


Thanks. Thankfully, in a position I can largely ignore the world and live as a hermit. If I had to actually participate in all this probably wouldn't be holding up as well.
 
2021-12-07 3:26:53 AM  

Chariset: Come on, Moderna, don't fail me now


Funky Cold Moderna?

We need Weird Al.
 
2021-12-07 3:37:52 AM  
RIP Texas anti-vaxxers.
 
2021-12-07 3:42:17 AM  
And of course, all the anti-vaxxers are all out there screaming that it is M-I-L-D and nothing to worry about, and once you've had it, there's no point in taking the vaccine.

You know, like a year and a half ago when they were insisting that it was just a mild flu.
 
2021-12-07 4:39:20 AM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: And of course, all the anti-vaxxers are all out there screaming that it is M-I-L-D and nothing to worry about, and once you've had it, there's no point in taking the vaccine.

You know, like a year and a half ago when they were insisting that it was just a mild flu.


Whelp, maybe this "mild" version will only steal 5-10 years off their remaining lifespan, instead of 10-20.

Remember: the reports of "mild" illness come from South Africa. Even by the middle of the beta wave Gauteng was in the area of 40-50% seropositive for covid antibodies. After delta, it is certainly nearly 100%: Only 1/4 of the population is vaccinated, yet reported delta cases (and test positivity) were extremely low. 

And yet omicron is spreading there almost as fast as STDs at a Florida spring break party.

This isn't a matter of it finding the last <10% of vulnerable hosts, it is clearly penetrating convalescent immunity like it wasn't there.

Also note, these reports are coming from a population that is overwhelmingly younger, fitter and not obese like typical American antivaxxers.

*processing data*
*running sympathy.exe*
*sympathy.exe has crashed with ENOMEM in init()

Fine antivaxxers, kill a few more percent of each other. Go ahead. Make the world a better place.

* falling back to coldbastard.exe

We probably have time for one more variant ahead of next november after this... It's gonna be "interesting" to see what happens if the GQP succeeds at killing 4+% of their most devoted supporters, and crippling even more.
 
2021-12-07 5:13:41 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Shostie: Shostie: THE STARS AT NIGHT, ARE BIG AND BRIGHT

*COUGH COUGH COUGH COUGH*

DEEP IN THE *COUGH*

DEEP IN THE H- *COUGH COUGH*

DEE- *contihh by yes coughing*

Well goddamn. Guess I'm also a stroke risk.

Better unplug your toaster just to be certain.


It's Texas. The grid will fail soon enough which will take care of the toaster.
 
2021-12-07 5:21:30 AM  
There were at least 133,000 new Covid-19 cases among US children in the last week

Welcome to the holidays America.
 
2021-12-07 7:36:47 AM  

SpaceMonkey-66: Harris County border is a mile from me, how nice.....


Meh, it was already in a county the size of small east coast state.  It just took this long to detect.  Also if you are involved with space stuff, NW Harris county is about as far you can be from where Galveston and Harris meets.  And lastly down there in G county, you have that awesome county judge you that will never, ever, ever restrict your freedums like Lina would (that woman all the cool conservatives like to hate).
 
2021-12-07 7:38:21 AM  
Since I still have a few days till I can get my booster due to plague rats giving me the delta variant maybe I should start packing

Hey, you don't have a mask! "Shoots them in the pinkie toe"
 
2021-12-07 7:59:05 AM  
Just start shooting unvaxinated people and call it self defense, it's the Texas way.
 
2021-12-07 8:42:43 AM  

wingnut396: SpaceMonkey-66: Harris County border is a mile from me, how nice.....

Meh, it was already in a county the size of small east coast state is everywhere by now.  It just took this long to detect.  Also if you are involved with space stuff, NW Harris county is about as far you can be from where Galveston and Harris meets.  And lastly down there in G county, you have that awesome county judge you that will never, ever, ever restrict your freedums like Lina would (that woman all the cool conservatives like to hate).


Really hope it's not as bad but bad enough to convince people to get vaxxed and/or boosted but, since this is TX, we'll probably try to shoot it or roll coal on it.
 
2021-12-07 8:44:50 AM  
"Deep in the hearts of Texans!"

Song writer's note: The damage to the capillaries and small arteries did indeed cause an increase in heart attacks and disabilities.
 
2021-12-07 9:08:53 AM  

bloobeary: On the bright side, it seems to only be fatal to morons.

Specifically, the morons who think that not getting vaccinated has made them invincible.


And the ones with immune systems, who have already caught an earlier variant. The data so far looks like prior infection' antibodies don't work well.
 
2021-12-07 9:21:01 AM  
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2021-12-07 9:41:16 AM  
I'm wayyy out in West Texas (southern New Mexico).
I never stopped wearing my mask (just bought new ones).
I continue to stay away from groups of more than 3 people.
I wash my hands at least 9-10 times a day.
When I don't want to cook I order "to-go"
And I'm getting my booster on the 16th.

Even though people out here are marginally more sane than most of the rest of the state - especially the sparsely populated "Great White Middle" between here and the civilizations to the east - I will take no chances. This is still Texas.
 
2021-12-07 9:59:48 AM  
Texas has all the prayer warriors, so I am sure they will be just fine.
 
2021-12-07 10:05:07 AM  

wingnut396: SpaceMonkey-66: Harris County border is a mile from me, how nice.....

Meh, it was already in a county the size of small east coast state.  It just took this long to detect.  Also if you are involved with space stuff, NW Harris county is about as far you can be from where Galveston and Harris meets.  And lastly down there in G county, you have that awesome county judge you that will never, ever, ever restrict your freedums like Lina would (that woman all the cool conservatives like to hate).


Meh, I went and got my booster yesterday (shrug).  Considering that the vacc likely kept me out of hospital when I caught a breakthrough case back in August, felt it was the prudent thing to do.  Still felt like I'd been hit by a truck.  I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid (I think)
 
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