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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Covid 2 - Electric Boogaloo

Posted : Saturday, 19 December 2020, 23:08
HoboBen
Xmas in Wales cancelled last minute too
Posted : Saturday, 19 December 2020, 23:08
Pakz
Yesterday the news reported that in england a more contagious variant was discovered. They wont allow planes from britain here anymore.

That covid 2 variant was found here in holland also. They might sharpen the rules here too.
Posted : Sunday, 20 December 2020, 03:24
Jayenkai
The main issue is, there is no particular Covid 2. There's lots of different mutated Covid 1s, each unique in its own way.
Thankfully, they still seem (so far!) to be impacted by the vaccine. It as more of the vaccine gets out in the world, that may very well change..
Eek!

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Posted : Sunday, 20 December 2020, 04:13
rockford
As Jay says, there are hundreds of variants of all the Covids and it is absolutely no surprise to anyone. Covid is like every other virus on earth - constantly mutating and evolving. That's why the flu vaccine is different every year. The virus adapsts, so does the vaccine. The Covid vaccine will likely be the same (if a long term vaccine is not possible, which is highly likely looking at the data)- something given every year now, but different based on the variant.
Posted : Sunday, 20 December 2020, 04:35
Pakz
In november they had already discovered a couple of thousand variants. The news of this more spead able variant was new to me. It seemed it was already here in early december and might of been responsible for the increase in infections.

I have been stocking up some durable food this morning just in case. The more indepth news this morning has taken away some of the edge of this variant for me

Btw. Our national sinterklaas actor died of covid yesterday!
Posted : Sunday, 20 December 2020, 04:45
Jayenkai
I think most of the reason for the delay in information is in the testing. They'd have to find people with the virus, get a sample of it, put it through magic microscopes (or whatever they do) and find out exactly how it's changed.. Then compare that to other samples, before deciding that.. Yes.. This version is spreading a little more rapidly.

All takes time, and effort, and it's not something that can be simply discovered overnight. .. Meanwhile, all the governments seem to be taking the "It'll all be fine!" approach, and only acting once things have already gotten much worse than they should've.

Fuxake..

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Posted : Sunday, 20 December 2020, 05:42
rockford
The only thing they were looking for in early testing was positive or negative Covid results; strains/variants really didn't matter. They knew there were differences due to the way people were infected or were asymptomatic. Identifying specific variants always comes later.
Posted : Sunday, 20 December 2020, 19:41
Jayenkai
Sister's staying put in Liverpool, not risking the trip for .. what.. a day, she'd be allowed?!
God damnit..
Mum was crying, today.
I'm lying awake at half two in the morning, unable to sleep, worried about my little sister being stuck alone at Xmas.

*sigh*

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Posted : Monday, 21 December 2020, 06:32
HoboBen
Can't wait for a vaccine.

I'm not in any way an anti-vaxxer but due to my own health conditions I worry a bit about having a brand new vaccine. Like the Swine Flu vaccine gave lots of young people incurable narcolepsy.

That's just a worry in my head.

But I'm still going to have it ASAP. Gotta balance the risks but getting the world back to normal is worth it

@Jay SoCoder poll idea. Yes/No would you take the COVID vaccine

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Posted : Monday, 21 December 2020, 08:12
rockford
Big Xmas hugs to everyone.
Posted : Monday, 21 December 2020, 08:44
Jayenkai
*distant ascii hugs*
Posted : Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 05:48
rychan
Thankfully when viruses mutate they tend to become weaker which is some relief. Still, sending huggles to all xXx

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