Omicron Variant

Your reaction to the abstract suggests that you completely glossed over the last sentence. It's why I think it is very counter-productive to the effort of returning to normalcy to be promoting that Omicron is by and large milder on the individual level.

It's a good thing if a person contracts Omicron, there is a smaller chance they will need hospital intervention compared to contracting the prominent earlier strains. But if Omicron is far more transmissible, elementary math points to hospitals still being overwhelmed.

That's how I'm measuring the severity of this pandemic anymore, the status and stress placed on our healthcare systems.
Not at all. That's why I provided the abstract and a direct link to the source material.

The Omicron variant clearly represents the end stage of the covid pandemic. It's high infection rate and very mild symptoms will usher in herd immunity in a way that the vaccines have been unable to do.
 
I have never suggested that chances of going to the hospital are anything other than remote. You've glossed over the point just like lotr did.

I was not scared. I got the test because my wife tested positive the day before. She isolated herself in the bedroom away from the kids and I. When my daughter and I started getting symptoms, we decided to test. We tested my son too while we were at it even though he never exhibited symptoms. All four of us tested positive. My understanding was that if you're already positive, you generally don't get more sick being around someone symptomatic. So it was kind of a relief that no one had to be extra careful in our own home, especially with it being Christmas. The way I look at it, it turned out to be the best outcome possible for us. We were able to have a normal Christmas together, the kids picked up natural immunity, and all symptoms came and went pretty quickly.

As for my dad, other than a brief gift dropoff on my front porch, I have not seen him in person in several weeks. We had Christmas plans to be together, but they were unfortunately nixxed. He just went into the hospital today and starts chemo tomorrow.
Well, you're glossing over our points too. But that's normal.

Glad everyone is ok at your house. Still not sure why you would test everyone in that situation. You all live in the same house. Assume you have it and treat the symptoms like any other virus. And stay away from others until you're better. Testing didn't do anything additional for you.

Good luck to your dad. I mean that.
 
A couple of months ago a LOT of people in the MSM and government were sounding the alarm about Omicron or did you forget?
It’s a false alarm ? You have been as wrong as Dr. Berensen ( not a doctor ) from the beginning of this and are furiously trying to gain back credibility . Here you are safe . Stay safe
 
Not at all. That's why I provided the abstract and a direct link to the source material.

The Omicron variant clearly represents the end stage of the covid pandemic. It's high infection rate and very mild symptoms will usher in herd immunity in a way that the vaccines have been unable to do.
Yeah, not exactly patting backs on a job well done. Not when the Cleveland Clinic is taking out full page ads and Massachusetts is reporting NO available ICU beds.
 
So?

How does that negate the fact that Democrats are getting healthcare workers fired and thereby contributing to the overburdening of our healthcare systems???

You're starting to sound like Tuggy the Sophist.
Somehow 95.5% of the workers in that hospital system managed to not get fired.
 
That's a manufactured and tortured percentage.

We have no idea what that number nationwide as of today is. Suffice to say, at a time when we need all hands on deck, we shouldn't be firing people for bullsht.
At least 20% of all people suck at their jobs and should be fired.
 
So it's been splashed all over the local news that Govenor Mike DeWine has come to the hospitals rescue by putting 2,000 national guard members in hospitals to help out. On the surface that looks good, but let's take a closer look. There are 179 hospitals in Ohio. My math tells me thats 11 guard members per hospital. Now it's a great gesture and I'm sure they can help some, but this is a drop of water in a lake compared to some real help.
 
So it's been splashed all over the local news that Govenor Mike DeWine has come to the hospitals rescue by putting 2,000 national guard members in hospitals to help out. On the surface that looks good, but let's take a closer look. There are 179 hospitals in Ohio. My math tells me thats 11 guard members per hospital. Now it's a great gesture and I'm sure they can help some, but this is a drop of water in a lake compared to some real help.
They are not applied based on mathmatics, duh.
 
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