New Covid strain: How worried should we be?
15/12/2020 | news | health | 1,418
Scientists will keep a close eye on this variant to see if it is a better spreader than others.
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I am surprised someone hasn't blamed the BBC for reporting this. There is always an idiot about. Removed
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15/12/2020 11:13:42 1 3
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Yes, and we can tell who they are! LOL. ??
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15/12/2020 11:14:06 1 1
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takes one to know one ?
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15/12/2020 11:22:49 0 2
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Haven't you read the above comments? Tin foil hat brigade and deniers out in force
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15/12/2020 11:20:29 4 4
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No
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15/12/2020 11:20:42 3 5
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And your proof of this is where? Right in the misinformation garbage bin I suppose. What do people get out of spreading conspiracies from behind a screen? Please just stop it.
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15/12/2020 11:32:10 3 1
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You forgot to provide your evidence.
Sick and tired of these over hyped headlines now. Go out and live your life! Removed
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15/12/2020 11:19:50 110 140
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Is the global pandemic, which has killed over a million people, with no signs of abating getting boring for you now ? Tune into Mrs Browns Boys or something.
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15/12/2020 11:37:32 21 22
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Yeh...drink and be merry for tomorrow we may all die! Reckless attitude panda!
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15/12/2020 11:47:19 17 4
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The tabloids don’t let facts get in the way of a good story.
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15/12/2020 11:53:42 9 5
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Here's a thing..

Mutation might NOT be dangerous this time, but in future it may be. How does a virus mutate?

Every time it jumps, its got a chance.. that's how.

So spreading more, is never an answer, ESPECIALLY with a zoonotic virus. If you want to be scared, or have a reason, understand why the world scientific community responds this way to zoonotic diseases.
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15/12/2020 12:02:54 4 3
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It's a faux concern, and it's part of an online campaign led by the reactionary right-wing to undermine CV19 restrictions.

Yes, viruses mutate, which is why the right-wing's herd immunity policy was always so much idiocy.

Not so long ago the right-wing were attacking the projections that without a 2-week fire break CV19 would hit very high heights of infection; the forecasts were correct!
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15/12/2020 12:06:48 2 4
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Stay in and save some . . .
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15/12/2020 12:12:10 0 3
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Then your die think
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15/12/2020 12:34:30 1 1
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And just dont care, spread the virus and to hell with everyone else. We cant live our lives as normal until we have this thing under control.

Even then we will have to adapt to a new normal.
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15/12/2020 13:05:48 0 0
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The first may negate the second
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15/12/2020 13:07:28 0 0
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that's the attitude which got us into this mess to begin with. Be a good panda and do what you're told and this will all be over quicker.
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15/12/2020 13:08:22 0 2
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Yeah ?stay away from me !
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15/12/2020 11:19:53 174 68
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Incidentally, worldwide, tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year. More than 7 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 1.2 million are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.

That's EVERY YEAR ...

So, where's the no smoking lockdown when you need it ... ?
Tobacco addiction is not contagious. It's a personal choice to smoke. It's nothing like Covid you total and utter sheet head. Removed
Hancock just announced the new stain to give a reason for putting London into tier 3. How the cockneys panicked when they realised they were going to have to do the same as us scum 'up north'. Removed
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15/12/2020 11:21:04 62 24
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One day we all die of something and that's very unlikely to be Covid, so worry yourself to death about the other ways you are going to shuffle off this mortal coil.
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15/12/2020 11:42:10 29 20
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Aids killed approx. 1 million people last year and infected another 2 million people. In SA 25% of Deaths were due to Aids. That's just one preventable virus or disease that we do nothing about because it does not affect us directly or it because its an African problem far far away. Covid has shown how weak our leadership is in the west and how gullible people are to the media and government spin.
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EU announces new digital laws.

UK govt allows Amazon to squirm out of the new digital tax.

That’s Johnson’s populist right wing junta for you...
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15/12/2020 12:30:10 1 1
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I FERKIN HOPE NOT , HOW DARE HE BE SO LAME
We are about to enter super spreader Xmas courtesy of our retarded PM and his seriously challenged cabinet. The only good thing is I shall continue to take the virus seriously and keep myself away from the common herd.

Still the good news for Johnson is more dead oldies reduces pension payments and other benefits so it's not all bad news - well it is for some but they were warned.
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15/12/2020 12:43:43 0 0
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Him aim exactly. Spot On
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15/12/2020 12:09:34 2 8
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FACT, FACT, FACT Tory government has cost lives, only the I'm alright jacks deny it, no conscience, prerequisite to being a TORY
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To quote the article, "Prof Alan McNally, from the University of Birmingham, said: "We know there's a variant, we know nothing about what that means biologically.""

Why is the BBC pedalling this tabloid bollocks? When did it become the Daily Mail?

All DNA replication is susceptible to errors (mutations) some persist and go on to be further replicated. That's GCSE biology!
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15/12/2020 13:09:19 4 3
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You had a cold and were too clueless to tell the difference Bwian. Disgusting little troll.
Was tested positive you dick! Stop peddling your own fear and grow a pair Removed
You're telling porkies Bwian you little mug. You didn't even mention having it on your own post mate... hope you do get it though. Grow a pair yourself, cnut. Removed
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15/12/2020 13:00:58 10 7
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I wish all the covidiots who keep brushing this off or whining about it could catch the virus just to see how they would change their tunes after fighting for their very lives.

Gasping for breath like they are drowning, being kept alive by a respirator unable to function, a 50-50 chance of survival with serious side effects if you make it. I know, i've been there. RESPECT this killer virus NOW.
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Was tested positive you dick! Stop peddling your own fear and grow a pair Removed
You're telling porkies Bwian you little mug. You didn't even mention having it on your own post mate... hope you do get it though. Grow a pair yourself, cnut. Removed
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15/12/2020 13:19:02 0 2
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Its not worth mentioning, except to dicks like you LOL
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15/12/2020 13:41:21 1 0
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sex is the key my fellow poster , reproduction is paramount to make sure we have a blood line and human race by 2120. Perhaps if you want to have world birth control ,a max of 2 only will put a strain on services when the elderly wont have enough medical staff and carers left to see them reach a deserved age. Pollution is disturbing but treatable ,So ungainly fines and punishment for dumpers NOW
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15/12/2020 14:21:00 1 1
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your SOOO up your own lunchtime . What you should have said that its best to have a child between you out of love AND TRUST . NOT A OBLIGATION to your parents like a few cultures i know about, or because you have enough wealth to bank or invest to pay for IN YOUR WORDS birth to -death. I now realise by the way you state things you are not human , more a machine with artificial intelligence
aah the armchair scientist page but soon to turn into a political blame page get stuffed the lot of you idiots all on hys are no mark bums Removed
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15/12/2020 16:29:54 2 0
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You're included in this HYS so these remarks also refer to you!
15/12/2020 16:50:54 1 0
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So, what does science know for sure about Covid-19? From very little to not much. Lots of guesses that turn out wrong, some right. Mostly wrong. I'll wait for my jab after science can say for sure what this virus is about. In the meantime I'll not be promoting unnatural immune fighters into my body when the vaccine may or may not work with unknown consequences in the future. Not an antivaxer.
15/12/2020 19:27:27 4 4
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The government’s ignorance of the science is incredible. Facts they should admit

- there is little/no asymptomatic spread
- masks do not prevent transmission
- 50% of the pop’s are probably immune
- PCR tests do not prove infection
- lockdowns have no impact on covid deaths but destroy jobs, lives & lead to deaths from many other causes

The scientific evidence against the govt is building fast
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15/12/2020 21:14:36 1 2
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There’s very little evidence that asymptomatic people spread the virus.
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