Link 12/11/2021 | Naked Capitalism
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This method finds that Delta Rt is still very low, while Omicron Rt is between 3 and 4 in South Africa, and Omicron Rt has an initial value of ~6 in the UK. 10/21 pic.twitter.com/IIF1bwQna7
— Trevor Bedford (@trvrb) December 10, 2021
Here is the bad news from Germany:
In a group of 19 cases, adults were fully vaccinated and children were not vaccinated.
1 adult and 2 children are seriously ill! !
-? alleswirdgut… sovielleicht | him (@kchr_grr_krch__) December 9, 2021
From the IM Doc, please remember that there is only a small sample…and remember that the vax rate in his county is very high:
27 [new] COVID cases-in addition to our 21 cases yesterday-
A total of 48 people…42 were vaccinated-11 of them were boosted. 6 Not vaccinated…
In terms of mildness-7 of these patients met the criteria for monoclonal antibodies because their symptoms were severe…
I held my breath for being gentle. This will be the third wave we have experienced-last year’s OCT-this year’s JUN-OCT, and now. All 3 methods start with these large numbers of younger, healthier people who usually gather in the family, and then it takes weeks to get started and really settle down. Hospitalizations and critical illnesses are weeks behind the initial surge. This seems to be the exact same pattern. These patients used to be large family clusters. Many people travel the world by plane during their holidays. The big difference now-more people who are vaccinated are sick. Again-this is not mild. These people are suffering from severe flu-like illness-currently only one person is excluded from this group-so we won’t admit much.
I don’t know what happened at this time.
You can see the video of Pretoria here:
One of the doctors said they did not see many real patients with severe illness.
But at the same time, he accepted many interviews with tents and oxygen cylinders in the background, which is very inconsistent with the system without too much pressure. Otherwise, why would they have so many tents…
2) So how bad is the data for 2 doses?Well, let’s take a look at it… This table details the confrontation #Omi Keron Exceed the above figures. The Oxford-AstraZeneca 2 injections did not even have enough data for those <25 weeks. But in more than 25 weeks, 5.9% of VEs came to the fore. pic.twitter.com/uEZ6e40LSl
— Eric Fegelding (@DrEricDing) December 11, 2021
We seeded the entire explosive growth in the U.S. and Omicron
Guess where Omicron and Delta are going ?
hospital.Opportunity for reorganization events
Appeared, everyone was wearing a surgical mask
Diversity and evolution may accelerate!
— Anthony J Leonardi, PhD, MildS (@fitterhappierAJ) December 9, 2021
In case you missed it:
— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) December 10, 2021
I think with the rise of Omicron, we may need to re-adjust our view on the number of typical cases.
If Omicron continues to double every 3 days (some people actually estimate it will grow faster), then the UK case may be in *only in the next one or two weeks*
— John Byrne Murdoch (@jburnmurdoch) December 10, 2021
Therefore, UKHSA is based on a reasonable assumption that the Omicron doubling time is 2.5 days, and it is estimated that 1 million cases are infected every day
Less than one million by the end of the year:
One million infections
— Dr. Duncan Robertson (@Dr_D_Robertson) December 10, 2021
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Julian Assange is one of the longest-serving political prisoners in the Western world. All aspects of the case against him were dismissed for corruption and abuse of procedures.
People prove this by reciting memes to show their loyalty.
This is dystopia. https://t.co/3FDCp9vuWr
-Edward Snowden (@Snowden) December 10, 2021
Julian Assange should not be extradited for revealing the disturbing truth. https://t.co/PHKpuf8SF1
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) December 10, 2021
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