COVID-19 Outbreak Information Updates (Reboot) 49,438,816 US cases, 803,186 US deaths.] (17 Viewers)

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It’s previously been suggested that AY.4.2 could be as much as 15 percent more transmissible than the dominant Delta variant, which would make it the most infectious coronavirus strain since the pandemic began.

However, the Imperial scientists say they believe the variant’s spread might not be bad news for one crucial reason—it appears to cause significantly less symptomatic disease. Of the AY.4.2 samples gathered in government survey, only a third had the classic COVID symptoms, whereas half of patients with the original Delta experience those symptoms.

I think it was @bclemms (might be wrong on this) who basically said it was evolving in the direction of being less severe. Looks to be the case here.
 

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OSHA has paused their implementation of the '100 Employee' vax/testing mandate until the pending litigation is resolved.


Meanwhile, all the pending lawsuits have been consolidated into the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ordinarily covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

Almost certainly on to SCOTUS after that, regardless of the ruling. I would expect the OSHA mandate to be pretty well delayed even if the Administration ultimately prevails.

 

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OSHA has paused their implementation of the '100 Employee' vax/testing mandate until the pending litigation is resolved.


Meanwhile, all the pending lawsuits have been consolidated into the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ordinarily covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

Almost certainly on to SCOTUS after that, regardless of the ruling. I would expect the OSHA mandate to be pretty well delayed even if the Administration ultimately prevails.

Our company has been asking people to upload their info incase a ruling keeps the requirement and then the deadline isn't extended.
 

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I think it was @bclemms (might be wrong on this) who basically said it was evolving in the direction of being less severe. Looks to be the case here.
Wow, great news if true and sooner than I was expecting.
 

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To show how much seasonality is showing it's head with Covid right now, 5 of the 6 states with the most covid per capita right now share a border with the Canada. 5 of the 6 states with the least amount of Covid per capita right now border the Gulf of Mexico (6th state is Georgia). Take that same latitude over to Europe and it hits countries like Germany, France, UK, Austria, Belgium and all the other countries in the top 10 of most covid. That peak area will start moving South at about 2 degrees per week. It will be really interesting to see the impacts in Spain and Portugal over the next 2-6 weeks.
 
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To show how much seasonality is showing it's head with Covid right now, 5 of the 6 states with the most covid per capita right now share a border with the Canada. 5 of the 6 states with the least amount of Covid per capita right now border the Gulf of Mexico (6th state is Georgia). Take that same latitude over to Europe and it hits countries like Germany, France, UK, Austria, Belgium and all the other countries in the top 10 of most covid. That peak area will start moving South at about 2 degrees per week. It will be really interesting to see the impacts in Spain and Portugal over the next 2-6 weeks.
So uhh... how long can I enjoy my freedoms until it's back in the south?
 

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So uhh... how long can I enjoy my freedoms until it's back in the south?
According to bclemms' calculations, somewhere right around Christmas / New Years.
 

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It will be really interesting to see the impacts in Spain and Portugal over the next 2-6 weeks.
Especially interesting given the high vaccination rate. Although, as has been mentioned here before, I wish they would focus more on rates of long-covid, serious illness and death. Flat number of cases is so misleading.
 

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