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Mon Jul 19, 2021, 01:27 PM

We should rename the Delta variant to reflect what it really is........

The MAGA variant.........that's who it's attacking overwhelmingly for some reason.
It's what I'm going to start calling it here in my red town.

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Reply We should rename the Delta variant to reflect what it really is........ (Original post)
KS Toronado Jul 19 OP
SKKY Jul 19 #1
Ms. Toad Jul 19 #2
frazzled Jul 19 #3
Ms. Toad Jul 19 #5
KS Toronado Jul 19 #8
Initech Jul 19 #4
empedocles Jul 19 #6
KS Toronado Jul 19 #7
Midnight Writer Jul 19 #9
womanofthehills Jul 19 #13
Spider Jerusalem Jul 19 #10
roamer65 Jul 19 #11
womanofthehills Jul 19 #14
roamer65 Jul 19 #16
gratuitous Jul 19 #12
DemocraticPatriot Jul 19 #15

Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 01:28 PM

1. Not helpful, IMO...

...I know individuals who have not received the vaccine who are definitely not MAGA.

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Response to SKKY (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 01:32 PM

2. Agreed.

In addition, people who are vaccinated are being careless about layers of protection - as if the vaccine makes them invincible. Calling it the MAGA variant ignores that the virus doesn't care if you are MAGA, doesn't care if you are 0-11 and can't be vaccinated, and, increasingly, doesn't care if you are vaccinated.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 01:41 PM

3. Indeed. For example,

An International Olympic Committee member from South Korea tested positive for the coronavirus on landing in Tokyo. Ryu Seung-min, a former Olympic athlete, is vaccinated, reflecting the infection risk even from vaccinated attendees.

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/athlete-covid-19-infections-rise-tokyo-2021-07-18/


He, apparently, is totally asymptomatic, but he could spread it to others. This is why we're still masking, at least when going into a public space indoors. We all need to remember that this is not primarily just for us, but for those around us.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 01:50 PM

5. And a member of the Olympic gymnastics team . . .

and 5 members of the Texas delegation who flew to DC unmasked in a private plane
and a member of DU who along with two family members all had post-vaccine COVID (including 2 long-haul cases)
and another member of DU who lost her fully vaccinated father

. . . and the 5-year old in Georgia who just died. Not vaccinated, obviously, but reliant on those around him to protect him from the virus by vaxxing, masking, and keeping a distance.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 02:23 PM

8. These replies are not helpful... IMHO

And I should have better explained that what I was attempting to achieve was getting more people
to get the vaccine. If simply saying to the right wing nuts "I heard on facebook people are now calling
it the MAGA variant or FQX news variant because that's who it's overwhelming attacking" and it opens
a conversation about getting vaccinated, I believe is a win/win for everybody.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 01:49 PM

4. How about calling it the Fox News Variant?

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Response to Initech (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 02:02 PM

6. 'traitortrump variant' ?

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Response to Initech (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 02:04 PM

7. That works for me also

If I can get anti-vaxers to rethink their position on the vaccine by simply saying
" I hear some people on facebook are now calling it the MAGA variant"
Not only would we be helping the idiots but innocent liberals & the country as well.

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Response to Initech (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 03:02 PM

9. I like The Murdoch Variant.

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Response to Initech (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 03:40 PM

13. It's a world wide variant and it's causing havoc right now in Israel & Uk

That ‘s why A Pfizer Delta booster is now being used in Israel.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 03:03 PM

10. It affects a lot more people than just stupid Americans (n/t)

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 03:04 PM

11. The "anti-vaxxers are fucking stupid" variant.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 03:52 PM

14. Hate talk never helps any situation

Many vaccinated are unfortunately coming down with the virus esp in UK & Israel that is why Israel now has a Pfizer Delta booster.

A total of 151 people in Illinois have died due to COVID-19 or complications after being fully vaccinated, according to data updated Wednesday by the Illinois Department of Public Health. That figure equates to 2.2% of COVID-19 deaths in the state since Jan. 1, officials said.

At least 563 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized in Illinois, IDPH said. The state only reports breakthrough infections among those who have been hospitalized or died, IDPH said.

A person is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving the second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccine, or two weeks after receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-coronavirus-updates-breakthrough-covid-cases-are-2-of-states-deaths-this-year/2555190/

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 04:22 PM

16. Anti-vaxxers are stupid people.

With a variant that is 1260 times the viral load of the original virus, they still refuse to get vaccinated.

THAT’S FUCKING STUPID.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/18/health/us-coronavirus-sunday/index.html

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 03:10 PM

12. The remedial lesson in exponential growth variant

For the slowcoaches who didn't quite understand the lesson the first time it was presented in 2020.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 03:57 PM

15. It's kind of catchy

see what I did there? lol

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