5 Democrats Legislators test positive for Covid

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Just saw another news article that is now stating that 14 out of 100 people will catch the Delta variant of those who are vaccinated. That's a huge move from 1 in 10,000 will have a breakthrough.

True, although it's not entirely unexpected that a variant will behave in a different manner. Sometimes they become more or less contagious, or they become more or less effective at bypassing immune systems, or they become more or less dangerous if they succeed in causing an infection.

From what I can gather the Delta variant is more contagious and more effective at bypassing immune systems but not significantly more dangerous if it does take hold. If the vaccine is 86% effective against it rather than 99.99% effective that's a big difference but unless the virus is more dangerous once it's taken hold it's not as concerning as those figures might suggest.

It seems like we're potentially back to a situation where the immune-compromised and otherwise vulnerable need to be cautious again but most of us can ignore it.
 

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True, although it's not entirely unexpected that a variant will behave in a different manner. Sometimes they become more or less contagious, or they become more or less effective at bypassing immune systems, or they become more or less dangerous if they succeed in causing an infection.

From what I can gather the Delta variant is more contagious and more effective at bypassing immune systems but not significantly more dangerous if it does take hold. If the vaccine is 86% effective against it rather than 99.99% effective that's a big difference but unless the virus is more dangerous once it's taken hold it's not as concerning as those figures might suggest.

It seems like we're potentially back to a situation where the immune-compromised and otherwise vulnerable need to be cautious again but most of us can ignore it.

I saw more people wearing masks today at the grocery store. Young people!

India had done well in October at keeping the virus at bay and then a few months ago the variant came to them and things got out of control. Their numbers are dropping in cases and deaths I've noticed even though they are still high.
 

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I saw more people wearing masks today at the grocery store. Young people!

India had done well in October at keeping the virus at bay and then a few months ago the variant came to them and things got out of control. Their numbers are dropping in cases and deaths I've noticed even though they are still high.

I haven't seen people wearing socks on their heads for ages now. I guess being in a rural area people here were mostly less inclined to bother anyway, except for a few people who wanted to make a statement and others who were more vulnerable. A lot of places have been taking down the plastic shields between cashiers and customers too.
 

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I'm just wondering where all the terrorists have gone. For years we have been subjected to "Terrorist Fever" on the corporate media, but now that Covid 19 (AI A=1 I=9) has "manifested" (replacing the yearly flu deaths, btw *wink wink*) and these new "variants" it seems all the terrorists have gone into hiding as far as the dumb dumb (corporate) news is concerned.

What both saddens and concerns me is that many of the people who chose to take the vaccine are likely to be dead in a few years...and the same dumb dumb news will blame it on the virus (or a variant thereof), pushing even more draconian government measures...until we reach total tyranny.
 

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I'm just wondering where all the terrorists have gone. For years we have been subjected to "Terrorist Fever" on the corporate media, but now that Covid 19 (AI A=1 I=9) has "manifested" (replacing the yearly flu deaths, btw *wink wink*) and these new "variants" it seems all the terrorists have gone into hiding as far as the dumb dumb (corporate) news is concerned.

Didn't you hear? Joe Biden led us all into the land of milk and honey and world peace and good stuff like that. No more terrorists. It's great.

Either that or all the terrorists died of COVID. You can never be sure these days.
 

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Just saw another news article that is now stating that 14 out of 100 people will catch the Delta variant of those who are vaccinated. That's a huge move from 1 in 10,000 will have a breakthrough.
1 in 10000 sounds way more optimistic than the advertised effectiveness. And the original numbers were not for delta.
 
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