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The new variant of SARS-Cov2 won't be called the Nu variant after all, nor the Xi variant either. Meet the Omicron variant.

by Bernard (bernard) on Sat Nov 27th, 2021 at 09:00:40 AM EST
Only 9 variants left...
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Nov 27th, 2021 at 09:13:25 AM EST
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Omicron beats them all

Variant: 21K also known as B.1.1.529

21K appears to have arisen in November 2021, possibly in South Africa. Early sequences are predominantly from South Africa, though also detected in Botswana, Israel, Belgium and Hong Kong.

New Corona Variant #B.1.1.529 Named Omicron

In South Africa there was apathy to get vaccinated, now with a rapid spread of Omicron variant this may change.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat Nov 27th, 2021 at 09:57:55 AM EST
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um, no.

  1. There was the mRNA "freezer" problem proceeding from the variant "discovery" of 2020. Cold truth: South Africa won't be able to store these COVID vaccines. Here's why
  2. Then, there was EU +1 AstraZenca lend/lease dumping with J&J-"Leiden vaccine" supply chain embargo problem.
  3. Then came a NATO opposition to "patent waiver"/COVAX pledge problem passing through WTO "reform" d/b/a Africa Left With Few Options for Vaccines, South Africa Says
  4. Most recently, South Africa Rejects Second Batch of COVID-19 Vaccines, This Time From Johnson & Johnson
This is the second batch of vaccines rejected by South Africa, which turned away approximately one million AstraZeneca vaccines earlier in 2020. One study determined that those vaccines, sold to South Africa by the Serum Institute of India, provided little buffer against mild to moderate infections by the COVID-19 variant that is common in the country.

Above all were sub-Saharan lessons learned from HIV/AIDS living lab CONTAINMENT and ebola marketing, to date, not withstanding a decade-long BRICS offensive.

Now? Biden admin announces travel ban for South Africa and 7 other countries, citing new variant

by Cat on Sat Nov 27th, 2021 at 07:18:10 PM EST
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... while AstraZeneca Plc has no shots for the continent in 2021 and has directed the African Union to negotiate with the Serum Institute of India Ltd., which is making the vaccine on behalf of AstraZeneca. South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa is the African Union's chairman. [Bloomberg - Jan. 3, 2021]

AstraZeneca was less effective against the Delta variant and India embargoes sending domestic manufactured vaccines overseas.

Outrageous Defense Production Act still blocking necessary raw materials for Indian Serum Institute COVID-19 vaccine production

"Vooma Vouchers": Over 60's to Get Paid for Vaccinating in SA

The vouchers are set to start going out from 4 November, though anyone in the right age group who gets vaccinated from 1 November should receive one. The vouchers are valid for 30 days, and persons will only receive a voucher for their first vaccine dose. Those coming for their second Pfizer dose, for example, are not eligible.

Covid-19 Vaccine detoxing: conversations on social media around ways to remove or "flush out" the vaccine from the body

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat Nov 27th, 2021 at 07:56:33 PM EST
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Thu Feb 6th, 2020, US Health Institute Halts South African HIV Study After Experimental Vaccine Found Ineffective
HVTN 702 is part of a larger HIV vaccine research endeavor led by the Pox-Protein Public-Private Partnership, or P5 -- a diverse group of public and private organizations working to build on the RV144 trial. P5 members include NIAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the South African Medical Research Council, which funded HVTN 702; the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), headquartered at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, which conducted HVTN 702; Sanofi Pasteur and GSK, which provided study materials; and the U.S. Military HIV Research Program.
Thu Nov 25th, 2021
According to Balloux, the variant could have evolved during a "chronic infection of an immunocompromised person, possibly in an untreated HIV/AIDS patient"
by Cat on Sat Nov 27th, 2021 at 08:33:53 PM EST
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Thu Feb 6th, 2020
Sun Dec 13th, 2020
Fri Dec 25th, 2020
"Mutated coronavirus variant from South Africa found in UK"; "Another new COVID strain found in Nigeria, says Africa CDC"
August 31, 2021
"South African scientists have detected a new coronavirus variant, C.1.2, with multiple mutations"
Wed Sep 1st, 2021
"C.1.2 was first detected in May [2020], the alert said, but Delta is still the dominant variant spreading in South Africa and the world."

WHO | Tracking SARS-CoV-2 variants:Currently designated Variants of Concern (VOCs), Currently designated Variants of Interest (VOIs), Currently designated Variants Under Monitoring, Formerly monitored variants

count 'em

by Cat on Sat Nov 27th, 2021 at 04:21:56 PM EST
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After Delta Airlines:

by Bernard (bernard) on Sun Nov 28th, 2021 at 11:50:58 AM EST
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According to Wiki, Xi is not such a "common" Chinese last name, coming only at number 108.

by Bernard (bernard) on Sun Nov 28th, 2021 at 09:34:04 PM EST
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Perhaps Chinese characters?

冒 犯 中 國 國 家 主 席 習 近 平

".. causing offense to Chinese president Xi Jinping."

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sun Nov 28th, 2021 at 10:58:01 PM EST
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China expels Wall Street Journal reporters over 'racist' headline on coronavirus op-ed
At a regularly scheduled news briefing Wednesday a spokesman for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said China objected to an essay published in the Journal's editorial pages earlier this month with the headline, "China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia."
by Cat on Mon Nov 29th, 2021 at 03:49:24 PM EST
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Operation Mockingbird - CIA Agents Provocateurs

Fits the Murdoch agents in China, took the CCP long enough!

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 29th, 2021 at 05:59:55 PM EST
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Again? Hasn't China already expelled a WSJ journalist one or two years ago? Also for the crime of lèse-majesté?

Are Xi's minions making it an habit? Let's kick a foreign journalist out for Christmas...

by Bernard (bernard) on Mon Dec 13th, 2021 at 07:51:04 PM EST
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