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  1. Our current vaccines may be less effective towards omicron. I haven’t read anything about the virus completely evading them.
  2. Here’s another two scientists/medics Prof ANGUS DALGLEISH: Why is Omicron variant being treated like Ebola? https://mol.im/a/10255937
  3. I have even read that Omicron could be good news. More people may catch it but with mild symptoms. We still generate antibodies to protect agsinst future infections.
  4. Dr ANGELIQUE COETZEE, who discovered Omicron says we are over-reacting https://mol.im/a/10256373
  5. Late September / early October was suggested in the Science article shared yesterday for when omicron came into circulation. I guess it started flying to international destinations quite soon after.
  6. Think they are still analysing which are the omicron strain.
  7. 31 and counting cases landed at Schipol yesterday.
  8. Who sits on the National Covid Response Group?
  9. … and healthy, vaccinated people appear to get only mild, but different, symptoms and recover quickly (albeit only low numbers and males).
  10. Thank for sharing the article. Very balanced. Agree a proportionate response might be called for at this time, but calls for locking borders, banning all international travel and wfh isn’t in my mind (things I have read today, not necesaarily related to IoM).
  11. It was a quote from LBC Radio where she was interviewed this morning, which I admit I didn’t hear, so could have been paraphrased. I did find this in the Guardian, however It’s all speculation at this stage. It may be it’s highly transmissible, but so far the cases we are seeing are extremely mild,” she said. “Maybe two weeks from now I will have a different opinion, but this is what we are seeing. So are we seriously worried? No. We are concerned and we watch what’s happening. But for now we’re saying, ‘OK: there’s a whole hype out there. [We’re] not sure why.’”
  12. Very reassuring isn’t it that healthy people are only seeing mild effects. And the message remains the same, elderly, immunosuppresed and unvaccinated are at risk. Why does she see other countries panicking unnecessarily?
  13. The South African Doctor who roses the bell on this new variant has been interviewed this morning by the British press. Symptoms: intense fatigue and high pulse rate. Symptoms were so different and SO MILD from those she had treated beofre she says. All the patients she had treated were recovering well. I read somewhere that she couldn’t understand the international response ”panicking unnecessarily”.
  14. And CoMin. Edge and Hooper were two of the biggest critics of the last Government’s COVID handling. Be interesting to see what happens now.
  15. Of course they will. A change from bashing the French. And Boris gets a respite.
  16. The Belgium case with omicron was an unvaccinated young woman returning from South Africa. ETA: now reported she has never been to South Africa 🤷‍♂️
  17. and iota, kappa, lambda and mu. This is the 13th named variant of interest.
  18. Chris Witty has also referred to the alarmist warmings as simply speculation as the variant has only spread in very small numbers.
  19. 747-400

    Legco 2021

    When you spend a year of your degree working, for example at industry, or studying, for example at an overseas university.
  20. Two helicopters on standby in August to transfer critical ICU patients to other hospitals when Nobles couldn’t cope was the recommendation from the Mathematician 🤷‍♂️
  21. t think parts of the GMP are to blame. Normally Manx crabs would be at play, but here they have put Dr G on a pedastal, asked her opinion and taken everything she has said as gospel. We know SAGE is comprised of scientists from many different backgorunds and Vallance had to make a best judgement based on often opposing views. The scientific understanding was rapidly evolving and each country took a different approach to dealing with the virus. Parts of the GMP could not use their objectivity and see there was no text book solution.
  22. Don’t tell us……go tell them on Twitter 🤪😎🥳 #plagueisland
  23. If it’s the rant I seen (was actually a woman), Lawrie but her firmly in place. The guy has gone up in my estimations 😎
  24. I wasn’t, but impressed how he put a woman in her place on twitter when she was trying to create an issue over having to wait an (allegedly) extra month for her booster because the vaccination centre would be closed for a few days over Christmas.
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