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Old 12-20-2020, 08:06 PM   #11  
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Canada is apparently banning pax flights from the UK now. So it begins....again


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Canadians are racist, eh?
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This new "strain" thing is ridiculous. There have been multiple mutations since the beginning. So far no proof any of them are different biologically. Here is a map of all the mutations:https://nextstrain.org/ncov/global
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I would say the world is collectively losing its mind.

But it’s already been lost.
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This new "strain" thing is ridiculous. There have been multiple mutations since the beginning. So far no proof any of them are different biologically. Here is a map of all the mutations:https://nextstrain.org/ncov/global
I don't believe we have seen any evidence of a rational response to this since the beginning - why start now?

I use a mask on my phone now to keep from catching the corona from the person I am talking to - you know, can't hurt..

And stock up on Toilet paper. Winter is coming.
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) —

South Africa has announced that a new variant of the COVID-19 virus is driving the country’s current resurgence of the disease, which is seeing higher numbers of confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

The new variant, known as 501.V2, is dominant among new confirmed infections in South Africa, according to health officials and scientists leading the country’s virus strategy.

“It is still very early but at this stage, the preliminary data suggests the virus that is now dominating in the second wave is spreading faster than the first wave,” Professor Salim Abdool Karim, chairman of the government’s Ministerial Advisory Committee, said in a briefing to journalists.


“We are seeing a much earlier and much sharper rise in the second wave or resurgence than we anticipated,” Prof. Ian Sanne, a member of the advisory committee, told South Africa’s News24.

The new strain, different from the one in Britain, appears to be more infectious than the original virus. South African scientists are studying if the vaccines against COVID-19 will also offer protection against the new strain.

Some of the vaccines, including the one developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, are undergoing clinical tests in South Africa.
It is what it is. If borders get closed over this it still affects international flying, warranted or not.


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Old 12-21-2020, 07:26 AM   #16  
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This new "strain" thing is ridiculous. There have been multiple mutations since the beginning. So far no proof any of them are different biologically. Here is a map of all the mutations:https://nextstrain.org/ncov/global
It’s called the great reset. That’s the only strain that should concern you.
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The Philippines will ban travelers who were recently in the U.S. starting on Sunday after a third state confirmed a COVID-19 case with the new strain that experts say is more contagious.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesperson Harry Roque said that foreigners who have been to the U.S. in the past 14 days will be denied entry to the country, according to a statement obtained by Reuters.

The travel ban, which added to other restrictions announced for 19 countries and territories on Tuesday, is slated to last until Jan. 15. Travelers from the U.S. who arrive before Jan. 3 can come into the country as long as they quarantine for 14 days.


The Philippines decided to add the U.S. to the list after the country’s health and foreign affairs department suggested doing so, Roque said, according to Reuters.

Filipinos who are returning from the U.S. will not be banned from entering the country, but will also have to do a 14-day quarantine in a government facility.

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International flying isn’t gonna rebound real soon...
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International flying isn’t gonna rebound real soon...
We’ll be in this perpetual restriction of movement as long as Amazon, Walmart, and Big Tech continue to profit from it.

Chew on that.
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We’ll be in this perpetual restriction of movement as long as Amazon, Walmart, and Big Tech continue to profit from it.

Chew on that.
That's like chewing on air. It's not real food and makes you burp.
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That's like chewing on air. It's not real food and makes you burp.
I hear ya. As an altruistic younger man, I would scoff my grandparents and their “follow the money” school of thought.
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