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14 minutes ago, wrighty said:

How are they going to name the variants do you think? We've done Greek letters.  How about Mac OS names, or Premiership football clubs? Yosemite variant, or the Manchester United variant say.  Better than boring old omicron.

We're going back to geography: Congo Basin (CB) and West Africa (WA).  CB is more deadly (10%) but it's the WA (1%) one that's causing the European cases.  Both fatality estimates are from Africa of course, so may be less where there's speedier treatment.  PCR is best for diagnosis (preferably from lesions), so they're going to have to start being nice to Rachel again.

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1 hour ago, Banker said:

The Twitter mob are on the case!!! The same ones who want everyone to wear Fpp3 masks everywhere & stop TT because the hospital will be full of people with new variants from visitors!

Well you’ve only got government to blame for that, locking people up, police escort of the boat and blaming covid for lack of medical treatment. They did pay for acting training remember. We definitely got the American horror movie.

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1 hour ago, wrighty said:

How are they going to name the variants do you think? We've done Greek letters.  How about Mac OS names, or Premiership football clubs? Yosemite variant, or the Manchester United variant say.  Better than boring old omicron

I'd suggest naming the variants after Frank Zappa LPs - "Bongo Fury" variant, anyone?

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1 hour ago, Lightening McQueen said:

Can you catch it from sheep? Asking for a friend 😚

Only if the person whose go it was on the sheep before you had also been friendly with a monkey. 

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1 hour ago, Bandits said:

Steve Burrows parting shot to the IOM? Left us with the Monkey Pox after two years of raging about covid.

Not on my radar.  Gobsmacked you're getting excited about it but I guess you know your own exposure risk profile. 

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6 hours ago, wrighty said:

How are they going to name the variants do you think? We've done Greek letters.  How about Mac OS names, or Premiership football clubs? Yosemite variant, or the Manchester United variant say.  Better than boring old omicron.

Or possibly former useless MHKs? After all, there is a plentiful supply..the Boot variant? 

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11 hours ago, 0bserver said:

Definitely one to keep an eye on as it develops in the UK. 

Have there been any local cases? 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10832623/UK-stockpiling-thousands-monkeypox-vaccines-drugs-UK-cases-rise-nine.html

Hopefully IOM Government are getting some vaccines in stock as an insurance policy. 

Ehhhhhh

I never know how much to believe of what the Daily Mail writes. They have a tendency to exaggerate and outright lie to create panic so that people will buy newspapers. I feel sorry for the elderly. They are now just thinking it might be somewhat safe to come out from the whole covid scenario and oh crap its monkey pox better get back indoors xD.

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