well, this isn't good
there are plenty of places to travel to or go on holidays to that are lower risk than others. At the very least we should just focus on those.must have been one hell of an orgy.
don't fly unless absolutely necessary, don't go on holidays, don't go to big gatherings etc etc
are no all brainers in a pandemic.
don't give people who are not high risk a 3rd vaccine when billions haven't got a first one.
get simple stuff right
there are other cases where a group of people have been together, one of whom carried the virus and spread it to some, not all that were present. This happened to my 74-year old mother. She was in a house with 5 others. One had covid and spread it to 3 people. The one who didn't get it was me auld bulletproof ma. All were fully pfizered. So there must be something in one's capacity to actually catch it too.there's lots of stories like that, i know several people who shared a house with a symptomatic, confirmed case, and never got it.
IIRC something like 20% of people are properly contagious when they get it, the rest don't seem to spread it all that much.
and yeah, according to the WHO, they've yet to be notified of a death due to omicron. if omicron had arrived six months ago the situation would have been a lot more gloomy.
I have no real problem with with people traveling home to see long separated family after this length of time. seeing yer folks is neccessary sometimes.there are plenty of places to travel to or go on holidays to that are lower risk than others. At the very least we should just focus on those.
Though, we're 2 years into this thing now. A lot of people are just getting to see their families for the first time in that long. I wouldn't begrudge a single one of them if they plan to go visiting .
That Steps thing is a fucking nonsense though. If he came back from SA, why was he at a fucking Steps concert? He wouldn't have even needed to quarantine - just to exercise a bit of fucking cop-on. Concerts are sweat-boxes but so far, since they've been back, there hasn't been any reports of any being super-spreader events, which I reckon says a lot for the vaccine. But if you've just come back from the OmnyCrom capital of the world, don't go to a Steps concert unless your plan is to kill all Steps fans (which could have been the motive, maybe).
I might have missed it but I still haven't heard any reports of anyone getting seriously ill from this strain.
Just as an aside - a woman I work with is due to go on a family holiday in Spain in January. Her and her husband are fully vaxxed and the kids are too young for it. Her husband got covid after being called for a test as a close contact. He had zero symptoms. Anyway, rather than self-isolate from the family, they all tried to catch it from him, putting their trust in the vaccine and that it might make them bullet-proof for the holiday (the big fear is catching it over there and ending up having to spend 10 days longer than planned away). They just couldn't catch it though. They lived their lives normally and did test after test after test (a mixture of antigen and PCR), but not a single positive test among the rest of them. So maybe some people just catch catch it - i dunno.
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