Omicron to infect more than half of Europe’s population in 6-8 weeks – WHO

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Yeah I think at this point we’re all just going to have to get it

nasandre

Fuck no. I need a negative covid test next week.

ping500

There are highly contagious airborne viruses (e.g. measles, Omicron). There are highly deadly viruses (e.g. Ebola, hantavirus) that kill more than half the people they infect. Is there something about the properties of viruses that make those 2 characteristics mutually exclusive so that it is not possible to have a highly contagious and highly deadly virus? Or have we just lucked out so far and such a virus has not yet appeared?

VanceKelley

I’m over here isolating like you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man.

HitNRun_

Here’s why we don’t want to get Covid in any form: Hamburg – According to a study by the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), even mild to moderate courses of Covid 19 can impair the functions of the heart, lungs and kidneys in the medium term. According to the hospital, there are also frequent signs of leg vein thrombosis. The finding that even a mild course of the disease can lead to damage of various organs in the medium term is of utmost importance, especially with regard to the current Omikron variant, which seems to be accompanied by milder symptoms in the majority of cases, said Prof. Dr. Raphael Twerenbold, scientific study centre director and cardiologist at the University Heart and Vascular Centre of the UKE. 443 participants between the ages of 45 and 74 were examined.

TheLordVader