COVID-19: who’s going full doomsday prep on this?

Squidfayce

Trigger happy
What? Surely you just mean failing to decrease the risk enough for you to be satisfied. How are they increasing the risk over its natural level?
No. You've misread. They aren't increasing the risk of the disease itself. They are increasing the risk profile of every day activities. Ie going ro work, shopping, using PT etc by eroding the protections in place to prevent spread.

PINTofstella has it.
 

The Duckmeister

Has stumpy thumbs, Speciaized are so weird
Do we have any long covid data from omicron?
Hasn't been around long enough for studies to be formed for long covid AFAIK
As said, hasn't been around long enough. But recent studies, which I mentioned last week, are showing that Omicron has massively reduced ability to "stick" to lung tissue cells compared to previous strains, therefore is generally unable to cause the same severity of illness.

In time, it's not a stretch to presume that it will end up falling in the collection of illnesses that are known as the common cold, which among others includes Corona viruses.
 

Squidfayce

Trigger happy
As said, hasn't been around long enough. But recent studies, which I mentioned last week, are showing that Omicron has massively reduced ability to "stick" to lung tissue cells compared to previous strains, therefore is generally unable to cause the same severity of illness.

In time, it's not a stretch to presume that it will end up falling in the collection of illnesses that are known as the common cold, which among others includes Corona viruses.
Long covid has pathology unrelated to lungs too, so best not to make assumptions where omicron will take us in that respect.

Also a reminder that the only thing certain with viruses is evolution. How that evolution pans out is uncertain. It could actually go the other way.
 
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