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Wed Mar 23, 2022, 10:54 AM

Omicron's 'stealth' subvariant BA.2 could go 'wild' in Europe before going global

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Source: CNBC

LONDON — While war rages in Ukraine, not much attention is being paid to surging Covid-19 cases across Europe that could soon start to filter out to the rest of the world.

The rise in cases across the continent, from the U.K. and France to Italy and Austria, is being driven by several factors: The lifting of most — if not all — Covid restrictions, waning immunity from vaccines and booster shots, and the spread of the more transmissible omicron subvariant, BA.2.

“We all hoped and expected a different turn now at the beginning of spring,” Ralf Reintjes, professor of epidemiology at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, told CNBC this week.

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Germany is seeing a surge in cases and has reported daily tallies of new infections of between 200,000 to 300,000 a day in the last week.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/23/omicrons-subvariant-bapoint2-could-spread-wildly-in-europe-epidemiologist.html

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Reply Omicron's 'stealth' subvariant BA.2 could go 'wild' in Europe before going global (Original post)
TheProle Mar 2022 OP
L. Coyote Mar 2022 #1
pandr32 Mar 2022 #3
Ace Rothstein Mar 2022 #18
IronLionZion Mar 2022 #2
Peregrine Took Mar 2022 #11
appalachiablue Mar 2022 #12
Bayard Mar 2022 #4
BigmanPigman Mar 2022 #15
L. Coyote Mar 2022 #19
riversedge Mar 2022 #20
BigmanPigman Mar 2022 #16
progree Mar 2022 #5
llashram Mar 2022 #6
oregonjen Mar 2022 #7
llashram Mar 2022 #9
progree Mar 2022 #8
IronLionZion Mar 2022 #13
ananda Mar 2022 #10
BumRushDaShow Mar 2022 #14
Blues Heron Mar 2022 #17
I_UndergroundPanther Mar 2022 #21
JudyM Mar 2022 #22

Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 10:55 AM

1. Will there be any restrictions on travel from Europe?

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 11:13 AM

3. Many vaccinated people have tested positive this last week

...including Hillary Clinton and Jen Psaki. Clarence Thomas is hospitalized, possibly with Covid--he won't say. There have been several House Democrats, too. There seems to already be a rising wave of the new variant on our soil. Certainly in DC.
Cases are rising here in Hawaii again, too.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 05:16 PM

18. There have been useless travel restrictions all over the world for two years.

They've done nothing to stop covid from spreading.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 10:56 AM

2. The US is pretending it's over

so it will go wild here too.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 01:31 PM

11. +1

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 01:36 PM

12. +2

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 11:19 AM

4. Sooooo.....

How many Ukrainians are vaccinated, compared to the Russian army? Wouldn't it be ironic if this is how they win the war?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 04:20 PM

15. Only 30% of Ukrainians and Russians have been fully vaxxed.

They are known as being skeptical of vaccines.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 05:50 PM

19. 35% - Ukraine has administered at least 31,683,310 doses of COVID vaccines ...

Ukraine has administered at least 31,683,310 doses of COVID vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 35.7% of the country’s population.

https://graphics.reuters.com/world-coronavirus-tracker-and-maps/countries-and-territories/ukraine/


Poland has administered at least 53,809,376 doses of COVID vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 70.9% of the country’s population.

https://graphics.reuters.com/world-coronavirus-tracker-and-maps/countries-and-territories/poland/

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 06:57 PM

20. it is a start for Ukraine but most likely this war has cut vastly into their hopes of vaccination.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 11:22 AM

5. Six U.S. states now have rising new cases over the past 14 days. Was only one when I checked

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36 hours ago

(most recent 7 day moving average compared to 7 day moving average 14 days before)

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 11:34 AM

6. I hope it doesn't

get here, false hope I'm sure, yet I do hope. Too many ignorant trump-pets spreading disease. Always have been the super spreaders responsible for the continuing problem of spreading this disease.

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Response to oregonjen (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 12:30 PM

9. ok

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Response to llashram (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 12:29 PM

8. Ba.2 is close to same level as Ba.1 in Twin Cities waste water, soon to become dominant /nt

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Response to llashram (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 01:38 PM

13. Mask up and be careful

the people who make snide comments about masking would be the ones to get it and spread it. It's been here already in big cities with major international travel hubs but it's spreading quickly throughout the rural areas next like every wave.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 12:34 PM

10. Ba.2 is becoming dominant.

There is no question that it will soon take over.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 01:39 PM

14. "We all hoped and expected a different turn now at the beginning of spring"

"If wishes were horses, beggars would ride."



We have been through this SIX times now and they still get "surprised".

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 05:12 PM

17. replace "could soon start" with "have already begun " and it would be a lot more accurate

Don't they know BA.2 is already here?

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 10:44 PM

21. and the covid funding is dwindling too. great.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 12:24 AM

22. Locking

This was alerted on for not meeting the SOP for the LBN forum. The forum hosts’ consensus is that this doesn’t contain important breaking news that hasn’t already been reported, such as here: seems to not be much more of a rehash or update of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142889118.

Please post periodic updates in General Discussion unless there is new important breaking news. Thanks.

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