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Tue Nov 2, 2021, 09:52 AM

A potentially faster-spreading Delta variant, AY.4.2, has been spotted in 8 states

Source: CBS News

A potentially faster-spreading "sub-lineage" of the coronavirus Delta variant named AY.4.2 has been spotted by labs in at least 8 states, and health authorities in the United Kingdom say they are investigating a growing share of cases from this strain of the virus.

Labs in California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Washington state, plus the District of Columbia, have so far spotted at least one case of AY.4.2.

While it may spread somewhat faster, health authorities have not found evidence of more severe illness caused by the variant, and they say current vaccines remain effective against it.

The sub-lineage has remained a small fraction of circulating cases in the U.S. for several weeks, but American health officials say they are already ramping up efforts to study the new Delta variant descendant.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-delta-plus-variant-ay-4-2-states/

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Reply A potentially faster-spreading Delta variant, AY.4.2, has been spotted in 8 states (Original post)
TheProle Nov 2021 OP
IronLionZion Nov 2021 #1
Sherman A1 Nov 2021 #2
MiniMe Nov 2021 #11
TeamProg Nov 2021 #12
Wednesdays Nov 2021 #14
Initech Nov 2021 #21
Brainfodder Nov 2021 #39
Champp Nov 2021 #3
Botany Nov 2021 #4
USALiberal Nov 2021 #19
Alexander Of Assyria Nov 2021 #5
jcgoldie Nov 2021 #6
bluewater Nov 2021 #9
global1 Nov 2021 #7
bluewater Nov 2021 #8
BumRushDaShow Nov 2021 #20
cstanleytech Nov 2021 #10
Random Boomer Nov 2021 #22
cstanleytech Nov 2021 #25
Evolve Dammit Nov 2021 #13
pandr32 Nov 2021 #15
Evolve Dammit Nov 2021 #17
imavoter Nov 2021 #28
róisín_dubh Nov 2021 #30
Evolve Dammit Nov 2021 #33
pandr32 Nov 2021 #35
Evolve Dammit Nov 2021 #36
pandr32 Nov 2021 #37
Evolve Dammit Nov 2021 #38
imavoter Nov 2021 #40
OneCrazyDiamond Nov 2021 #16
Evolve Dammit Nov 2021 #18
Random Boomer Nov 2021 #23
Evolve Dammit Nov 2021 #26
róisín_dubh Nov 2021 #31
riversedge Nov 2021 #27
Evolve Dammit Nov 2021 #32
Javaman Nov 2021 #24
live love laugh Nov 2021 #29
colsohlibgal Nov 2021 #34

Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 09:55 AM

1. Not a good time to be an unvaccinated conservative

but it is a good time for a booster shot.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 09:56 AM

2. Yup,

Got the booster yesterday. Doing everything I can to keep from getting the thing.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 10:42 AM

11. Got my booster in Maryland yesterday

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 10:51 AM

12. I don't want to seem cold, but given the cruel state of the GOP-

to conservatives everywhere: 'It's a good day to die'.

-and then you get to collect your Darwin Award, yay!


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Response to TeamProg (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 12:19 PM

21. I feel like we should give a collective Darwin Award to anti-vaxxers this year.

Especially after browsing r/HermanCainAwards the last few months!

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Response to TeamProg (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 03:49 PM

39. No concern for people shown by them, so less concerned for them too; consequences.

If I see a person in a Brandon shirt drowning, I'm now a lot more likely to keep walking!

Consequences!

If Mitch was the one drowning, I'd cheer for the water.

Consequences!



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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 10:16 AM

3. Ay yi yi!

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 10:19 AM

4. Go and get the fucking shot

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 11:06 AM

19. Great video!!!! Nt

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 10:21 AM

5. Faster-spreading is not even a word...contagious is.

Yes, I am the word police. Put your vowels up where I can see them!

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 10:27 AM

6. pretty sure its 2 words

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 10:34 AM

9. lol

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 10:27 AM

7. This New Variant Is Right On Schedule.....

Coming at a time when things across the country seem to be easing with respect to Covid and with the relaxation of masking requirements and talk of getting back to normal.

We've been here before. We push the button too fast to attempt to get back to some normalcy - and what happens?

This pandemic rears its ugly head and hits us again with a vengeance.

And at the seasonal point of the year - Thanksgiving Holidays, Christmas and New Years - travel season - where spread comes easy.

Haven't we learned our lesson yet - and why can't we wait and have some patience with the easing of restrictions - until we know for sure that this pandemic is behind us.

We can't be that far away from maximum vaccinations and possibly a herd immunity.

Why are we again rushing to say it's over?

Will we ever learn?

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Response to global1 (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 10:34 AM

8. +1000

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Response to global1 (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 11:11 AM

20. "with the relaxation of masking requirements"

Not here in Philly. We re-implemented the indoor mask mandate back in August and it's still in place today (with no end in sight yet).

Meanwhile none of the surrounding/rim counties here have such and the local media is wringing its hands and scratching their heads wondering why, if those rim suburban counties are supposedly "more vaccinated" (percentage-wise) than the city (we are actually 66% 12+ fully vaxxed here), their positivity rates are all much higher than Philly's (we were reporting under 3% as of last week and the others are running from 5% - 8% positivity).



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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 10:37 AM

10. I have a question and that is could this virus have been with us for years if not decades?

Furthermore could we only now be detecting it because we are now testing for it due to it mutating to a more virulent strain?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 12:46 PM

22. No

Researchers have done a pretty good job of tracing the origins of this virus to bat communities in a complex of caverns in a remote area of China. The leap from bats to humans in Wuhan is still a bit fuzzy, but probably involved a second species of animal as an intermediary agent. From Wuhan the virus and all its variants can be traced and mapped as they spread to other parts of Asia, Europe and the Americas.

The virus has been found in China as early as fall of 2019, but there's no evidence it appeared significantly earlier there, much less anywhere else in the world.

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Response to Random Boomer (Reply #22)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 04:21 PM

25. I thought I read something like that but thanks for clarifying it.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 10:57 AM

13. Great. I've been sick for 5 days. Vaccinated, still had half a dozen C-19 symptoms. Test came back

negative, but man was I ill. Upper respiratory infection? Will spare you the details... I still wear a mask in public and work remotely, so how in the world? Sneaky microbes.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 11:02 AM

15. I got a third vaccine and a flu shot

I think many people aren't thinking about the flu as much as in previous years, but it is still there.
Hopefully, you will feel better soon.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 11:03 AM

17. Thank you. I got those as well! Dang

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 11:16 PM

28. Booster in one arm, flu in the other

two weeks ago.
Last year got an updated Tdap.
In June I will get my shingles vax.
If they got somethin', hit me up.

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Response to imavoter (Reply #28)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 04:09 AM

30. Just got my booster.

I had covid in July. Booster side effects are worse than how I felt during covid.
Worth it though.

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Response to imavoter (Reply #28)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 08:02 AM

33. Yeah. Got the shingles series too. That one sucked. Felt crappy couple days. Better than shingles!

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #33)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 11:02 AM

35. I just got my first one yesterday

I feel like I've got a bad hangover.
All the other vaccines have been a piece of cake. Feeling like I do is bad enough, but add to it all the 'news' about how terribly Democrats are doing makes it even worse.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #35)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 12:00 PM

36. sorry. I'm sure that doesn't help. Hope it is a short-lived reaction. Seems to be "normal."

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #36)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 01:47 PM

37. Like you said, better than getting shingles!

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #37)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 02:39 PM

38. I'll never forget my Dad's girlfriend being bed-ridden for months. I was convinced then. Hang

in there!

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #38)

Thu Nov 4, 2021, 07:01 PM

40. Years ago my mom's cousin got shingles...

He was late 60s at the time and had COPD.
He could have lived a long while longer, but the shingles
made him so weak, that did him in.

Don't have to tell me twice.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 11:03 AM

16. You might consider retesting.

Jan Psaki had 4 negative test before testing positive.

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 11:04 AM

18. yikes; that's scary

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 12:49 PM

23. Vaccine is doing its job!

Psaki was vaccinated, and the continued negative tests imply that her viral load was really light, so light that it's difficult to get enough virus by swab to confirm the infection.

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Response to Random Boomer (Reply #23)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 05:18 PM

26. sounds logical, but I don't know much about virology.

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Response to Random Boomer (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 04:10 AM

31. I tested positive in July

Fully vaxxed of course. Tested negative for days, but I knew I was sick as I’d had mild symptoms. About 3 days after my positive PCR test at home tests started coming back negative.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 09:23 PM

27. wishing you better health

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Response to riversedge (Reply #27)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 06:29 AM

32. thank you.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Nov 2, 2021, 03:35 PM

24. coming like a wild fire to a red state near you. nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 12:12 AM

29. Darwinism at its finest

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 08:03 AM

34. Thanks Trump

If we had had a competent intelligent President when this started we’d be mostly past it now and tens of thousands of people who are dead would still be alive.

That Orange Monster has copious blood on his hands.

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