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2022-01-21 1:51:30 PM  
Check with China before picking a name as just like Hollywood, they are our masters now.
 
2022-01-21 1:53:07 PM  
We should skip Pi, or else 'muricans will try to eat it.
 
2022-01-21 2:15:39 PM  
"I think if we do it right, we're going to have a 2022 in which Covid doesn't dominate our lives so much," said Dr. Tom Frieden, who was director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under President Obama and is now the CEO and president of Resolve to Save Lives.

This entire paragraph is Exhibit 883,904 as to why Covid will dominate our lives for much of 2022.
 
2022-01-21 3:08:22 PM  
I've been riding a pie wave for over 50 years.
 
2022-01-21 3:10:46 PM  
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2022-01-21 3:11:13 PM  
Tau will be twice as bad as pi.
 
2022-01-21 3:11:17 PM  

Bootleg: We should skip Pi, or else 'muricans will try to eat it.


I like pie.   Where do I sign up?
 
2022-01-21 3:11:20 PM  
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2022-01-21 3:11:54 PM  

Nadie_AZ: "I think if we do it right, we're going to have a 2022 in which Covid doesn't dominate our lives so much," said Dr. Tom Frieden, who was director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under President Obama and is now the CEO and president of Resolve to Save Lives.

This entire paragraph is Exhibit 883,904 as to why Covid will dominate our lives for much of 2022.


It will depend on whether people stop throwing tantrums when asked to take the most basic of precautions.  So yes, 2022 is not looking great right now.
 
2022-01-21 3:15:09 PM  
Dr. Osterholm is a relatively straight shooter who doesn't mince his words in the face of unrealistic optimism. But something bugs me about the guy....resting smug face
 
2022-01-21 3:15:28 PM  
Pi...it circles around.
 
2022-01-21 3:17:36 PM  

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2022-01-21 3:19:12 PM  

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But that's a cake. Which is a pi. A piecaken?
 
2022-01-21 3:20:05 PM  

Irresponsible Homeowner: Nadie_AZ: "I think if we do it right, we're going to have a 2022 in which Covid doesn't dominate our lives so much," said Dr. Tom Frieden, who was director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under President Obama and is now the CEO and president of Resolve to Save Lives.

This entire paragraph is Exhibit 883,904 as to why Covid will dominate our lives for much of 2022.

It will depend on whether people stop throwing tantrums when asked to take the most basic of precautions.  So yes, 2022 is not looking great right now.


We're STILL getting stories of people thrown off planes for not masking, so I don't think it's ever going to end.
 
2022-01-21 3:20:30 PM  
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/forget Ivermectin, drilling a hole in your head is the hottest new cure
 
2022-01-21 3:22:39 PM  
 
2022-01-21 3:22:49 PM  
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2022-01-21 3:22:53 PM  
Vaccines may save us. But there's genetic evidence of past coronaviruses in se Asia changing human genetics over thousands of years.

When the pandemic started and the r0 and mortality numbers were being calculated it seemed pretty close to the 1918 pandemic that took 3 years. Based on that I calculated 2 to 3 million Americans dead. But then the vaccines came out in just a year and I was thinking 1 to 2 million dead.

Now I'm thinking 1 to 2 million dead but it's going to be with us forever. We'll be taking yearly boosters like the flu shot and the people too poor or ignorant to get their booster will continue to die and this pandemic, despite the vaccines, will show up in our genetics 5000 years from now.
 
2022-01-21 3:23:27 PM  
Omega is the strain we have to worry about.  Science tells us Omega is "big O" to omicron's "little o".  Also, Omega will have to be the last strain, so it'll be the worst.
 
2022-01-21 3:25:28 PM  
Yeah, not gonna happen, unless...

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2022-01-21 3:25:32 PM  
If omicron subsides and a new wave doesn't come crashing in a month or so later; what's next in 2022 is a ramping up of fascist rhetoric and the right completely ignoring the 1m+ Americans dead from COVID while they do a victory lap about how right they were that COVID was bullshiat from the start because it didn't kill the entire country.  Every pandemic restriction will be removed and all the red states will do everything they can to make sure any public health measures like masking or business shutdowns will never be allowed again no matter how bad the next or next or next pandemic is.  Then they'll do everything they can to disempower the people via continued gerrymandering and voter suppression and intimidation in the leadup to the 2022 midterms, in which they will attempt to outright steal any election they can to try and continue solidifying their Reich.  Probably also more right wing terrorism.  Pretty standard 'Merica stuff, really.
 
2022-01-21 3:26:59 PM  
The next variant will be announced on March 13th.
 
2022-01-21 3:27:24 PM  

comrade: Vaccines may save us. But there's genetic evidence of past coronaviruses in se Asia changing human genetics over thousands of years.

When the pandemic started and the r0 and mortality numbers were being calculated it seemed pretty close to the 1918 pandemic that took 3 years. Based on that I calculated 2 to 3 million Americans dead. But then the vaccines came out in just a year and I was thinking 1 to 2 million dead.

Now I'm thinking 1 to 2 million dead but it's going to be with us forever. We'll be taking yearly boosters like the flu shot and the people too poor or ignorant to get their booster will continue to die and this pandemic, despite the vaccines, will show up in our genetics 5000 years from now.


5000 years from now???!!!

I better start preparing!
 
2022-01-21 3:29:16 PM  

Teddy Brosevelt: If omicron subsides and a new wave doesn't come crashing in a month or so later; what's next in 2022 is a ramping up of fascist rhetoric and the right completely ignoring the 1m+ Americans dead from COVID while they do a victory lap about how right they were that COVID was bullshiat from the start because it didn't kill the entire country.  Every pandemic restriction will be removed and all the red states will do everything they can to make sure any public health measures like masking or business shutdowns will never be allowed again no matter how bad the next or next or next pandemic is.  Then they'll do everything they can to disempower the people via continued gerrymandering and voter suppression and intimidation in the leadup to the 2022 midterms, in which they will attempt to outright steal any election they can to try and continue solidifying their Reich.  Probably also more right wing terrorism.  Pretty standard 'Merica stuff, really.


Which will be different from their actions if Omicron doesn't subside or a new wave shows up... How?
 
2022-01-21 3:31:41 PM  

Bootleg: Teddy Brosevelt: If omicron subsides and a new wave doesn't come crashing in a month or so later; what's next in 2022 is a ramping up of fascist rhetoric and the right completely ignoring the 1m+ Americans dead from COVID while they do a victory lap about how right they were that COVID was bullshiat from the start because it didn't kill the entire country.  Every pandemic restriction will be removed and all the red states will do everything they can to make sure any public health measures like masking or business shutdowns will never be allowed again no matter how bad the next or next or next pandemic is.  Then they'll do everything they can to disempower the people via continued gerrymandering and voter suppression and intimidation in the leadup to the 2022 midterms, in which they will attempt to outright steal any election they can to try and continue solidifying their Reich.  Probably also more right wing terrorism.  Pretty standard 'Merica stuff, really.

Which will be different from their actions if Omicron doesn't subside or a new wave shows up... How?


Correct.  Not measureably different at all.
 
2022-01-21 3:36:02 PM  
There was a general consensus among the experts about what happens next: "We really don't know exactly,"

CNN:  fark it, let's run a lengthy article anyhow
 
2022-01-21 3:40:03 PM  
"The monkeys!  They fly freely from within my butt!"
- Nostradamus, Canto VII, Stanza XIII
 
2022-01-21 3:41:40 PM  
I heard it is 3.1415926535 times more transmissible than omicron.
 
2022-01-21 3:44:16 PM  
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2022-01-21 3:46:16 PM  
Stopped reading after he said if we do it right.   Not going to happen, no need to read more
 
2022-01-21 3:53:41 PM  
Fortunately, we've been "if we do it right"-ing for the past two years and look at how well that's worked out. I'm sure we'll do it right this time too and I won't have to leave the grocery store because some unmasked person is loudly coughing next to the melons ever again!
 
2022-01-21 3:59:43 PM  

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2022-01-21 4:03:31 PM  

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There's an older news story about fire departments getting mad at Google when they set their hq address as pi, if anyone cares to dig.
 
2022-01-21 4:04:19 PM  

WheezerTheGeezer: comrade: Vaccines may save us. But there's genetic evidence of past coronaviruses in se Asia changing human genetics over thousands of years.

When the pandemic started and the r0 and mortality numbers were being calculated it seemed pretty close to the 1918 pandemic that took 3 years. Based on that I calculated 2 to 3 million Americans dead. But then the vaccines came out in just a year and I was thinking 1 to 2 million dead.

Now I'm thinking 1 to 2 million dead but it's going to be with us forever. We'll be taking yearly boosters like the flu shot and the people too poor or ignorant to get their booster will continue to die and this pandemic, despite the vaccines, will show up in our genetics 5000 years from now.

5000 years from now???!!!

I better start preparing!


The point is a lot of us are going to die, infected/vaccinated or not. Enough tk affect our population genetics.
 
2022-01-21 4:15:02 PM  

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2022-01-21 4:18:40 PM  
I'd sooner share a lifeboat with a tiger than with the average antivaxxer loonie.
 
2022-01-21 4:38:25 PM  
Once the Democrats get massively destroyed in the mid-terms, thst's when this entire "pandemic" will end.
 
2022-01-21 4:45:27 PM  
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2022-01-21 5:13:34 PM  
"I think if we do it right, we're going to have a 2022 in which Covid doesn't dominate our lives so much," said Dr. Tom Frieden..."

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2022-01-21 5:15:20 PM  
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2022-01-21 5:22:24 PM  
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2022-01-21 5:59:54 PM  
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2022-01-21 6:00:06 PM  
Pi will be terrible, it will go on forever.
 
2022-01-21 6:13:11 PM  
"I think if we do it right, we're going to have a 2022 in which Covid doesn't dominate our lives so much,"

I think if we were known for doing things right, this mess would have already been sorted.
 
2022-01-21 6:32:36 PM  
Got my 3rd Pfizer and my Flu shots this morning, I should be good.
 
2022-01-21 6:33:22 PM  
Pi will come, and we'll go round and round, slicing up the country. We will be divided up until there will be only crumbs remaining. The upper crust will make mincemeat out of the poor, putting the heat on them until they crumble. Even the Big Apple will feel the cuts the way this will pan out.
 
2022-01-21 8:03:31 PM  

Sexy Jesus: Pi will be terrible, it will go on forever.


Why so much irrational fear?
 
2022-01-21 8:46:02 PM  

XtremeLeeWyte: Irresponsible Homeowner: Nadie_AZ: "I think if we do it right, we're going to have a 2022 in which Covid doesn't dominate our lives so much," said Dr. Tom Frieden, who was director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under President Obama and is now the CEO and president of Resolve to Save Lives.

This entire paragraph is Exhibit 883,904 as to why Covid will dominate our lives for much of 2022.

It will depend on whether people stop throwing tantrums when asked to take the most basic of precautions.  So yes, 2022 is not looking great right now.

We're STILL getting stories of people thrown off planes for not masking, so I don't think it's ever going to end.


It's never going to end as long as conservatives refuse to adapt to the current state of the world...much like their refusal to legalize equal rights, abortion, universal healthcare, and better education.  We shouldn't be surprised since they are a group placing higher value on maximum theoretical freedom than on the common good.
 
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