Took me a minute: Selfie.
We now have the very first VERY preliminary stats, and they seem to say that Omicron is better than Delta at reinfecting folks. This is with data on dozens of cases, not even hundreds. Not even that much data, yet, about post-vax infection rates.
Lucky it said to be so far weaker than other variants according to SA studies
Now imagine a hybrid with the worst attributes of both Delta and Omicron … thanks to Covid’s spreaders/myrmidons that have no respect for selves or others.
Too many people in the world doing too little to care for it. So, in come viruses to put some fire under our butts.
Been watching the number of Covid deaths in Pennsylvania, the home state. It’s been steadily rising the past few months to over 100 per day. In other news, the Kookoo for Cocoa puffs lobby of Republican Senators are blocking the bill to extend an increase in the ability of the U.S. government to borrow and stay open until the federal government kills the vaccine mandate for federal employees.
America: If the Quack Doctors Don’t Get Ya, the Heavily Armed Teenagers Will
Texas Congressjag Ronny Jackson led the charge, swiftly proclaiming Omicron to be a Democrat hoax. This nasty little bit of disinformation, bellowed as it was from atop a mass grave already nearly 800,000 corpses high, was actually even more insidious than it initially appeared, because while Ronny is known primarily as a liar, a drunk, and a drug dealer, he technically is a doctor.
…which is more than can be said of Rand Paul, who nevertheless persists in his ridiculous, self-owning feud with Dr. Anthony Fauci (and objective reality). Rand wants to send America’s Handsomest Epidemiologist to federal prison for the crime of adhering to the findings of science, rather than caving to the widely-debunked conspiracy theories emanating from the lump of rancid yogurt swarming with meth-sodden flies occupying the space between Senator Paul’s ears.
(No doubt wild-eyed Fux Nooz host Lara Logan would go even further, since apparently FAUCI = MENGELE on her planet. When Lara isn’t spreading lies from her Murdoch-provided platform, she enjoys recreationally feuding with the Auschwitz Memorial on Twitter, which is extremely normal behavior.)
If Dr. Oz can only convince the voters of Pennsylvania to elect a sociopath who lives in New Jersey to represent them in the United States Senate. Oz describes himself as a “moderate Republican,” because while he’s spread his share of disinformation over the years, he’s never marched alongside tiki-torch-bearing white nationalists, which may well make him TOO “moderate” for the GOP primary electorate, if the outhouse knife fight in neighboring Ohio is any indication.
South Carolina Congressdolt Nancy Mace’s wacky week certainly supports this theory. Mace initially made national headlines belching up anti-vax talking points on Fux, but still soon found herself in a screeching match with CrossFash loon Marjorie Taylor Greene, over caucusmate Lauren Boebert’s unrepentant Islamophobia.
Minority Leader McCarthy handled the intraparty scuffle with his trademark groveling weakness, begging Greene to knock it off, but ultimately proving incapable of mustering the slightest sputtering “hey, quit it” when she marched straight out of his office to tell a reporter she wanted to see Mace ousted in a primary, for insufficient bigotry. The Vainglorious MTG may be a QAnon-spreading wit who believes in Jewish space lasers, but when she defiantly snarls that it’s idiot hate-mongers like herself and Boebert who constitute the GOP “base,” well…
Ol’ Keville Chamberlain did manage to indignantly demand the world accept the apology Boebert categorically refused to make, because while he’s merely useless on his good days, rather than actively harmful, he hasn’t actually had a good day in years. Somebody should remind McCarthy, the last Republican to successfully halt the advance of the Gosar/Boebert/Greene wing of the conservative movement was Dwight D. Eisenhower.
And the latest fad by the MAGAts is “Magic Dirt”, at $220 per pound (in lieu of free vaccines). “carefully sifted” landfill soil, rich in nutrients like lead and arsenic, for ingestion by soup and slathering all over the body. Supposed to “de-toxify” those horrible COVID vaccines – you know, the ones the MAGAts love to heap hosannas on their Dear Leader.
Don’t believe me? Search argument magic dirt
Failing that, their web sites also say you should nebulize good ol’ Hydrogen Peroxide as a cure, and are having “vigilante squad” to rescue loved ones from hospital ICUs so they can pump livestock meds and hydrochlorophine into them.
Meanwhile, they’re waiting for the resurrection of JFK and JFK Jr. so they will (anoint. anoint) reinstate their Dear Leader and the mass executions of (spit) Democrats can begin. Damfino why Democrats JFK and JFK Jr. would wanna do that, but… whatever.
antivaxxers keep giving them likes
From something I’ve just read it seems the common cold and Covid may have brought the newest addition to the Covid alphabet. Proving once again how important wearing a proper mask and getting vaccinated really is.
If you are antivax because you are afraid of needles, talk to the practitioner administrating the vaccine. Most have been trained to help people with needle phobias. You don’t have to pretend you are an antivaxxer, because you are embarrassed that you are afraid of needles.