Tuesday, March 23, 2021

COVID variant tied to resurgence in infections and surge in reinfections


 NY Post

New York’s homegrown COVID-19 variant may be infecting people who have already had the virus — or even been vaccinated, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration said Sunday.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb said it remains unclear if the COVID-19 variant, known as B.1.526, is driving viral surges in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

“What we don’t understand with 1.526 is whether or not people are being reinfected with it and whether or not people who might have been vaccinated are now getting infected with it,” Gottlieb told CBS anchor Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation.”

The New York variant contains a mutation similar to the South African variant B.1.351, which has shown “in certain cases” to reinfect people who have already had the bug, Gottlieb said.

“The question is whether [B.1.526] is responsible for some of the increases that we’re seeing in New York right now and whether this is the beginning of a new outbreak inside the city,” he said.

The former Trump administration official said public health experts currently lack sufficient data to draw any clear conclusions.

He called on the CDC to work with New York officials to identify potential coronavirus reinfections tied to B.1.526, which he warned are “probably more prevalent than what we’re detecting.


Anonymous said...

Time to lock everything down again!

Anonymous said...

Variant my Claire Shulman! It's the VAX!

Anonymous said...

It'll never end

Anonymous said...

Sounds like alot of guessing being done.

Anonymous said...

Some people believe this is obviously not about Covid. They think it's about control and if you can't see it by now you're hopelessly lost and deserve what's coming.

Anonymous said...

Fact Obesity is a leading co=morbidity factor.
Stop fat shaming & Have a free donut ?

Anonymous said...

Could bad Government be the sickness ?

Anonymous said...

Shit is Getting Very Creepy!

Anonymous said...

Just remember - according to the propaganda is all science.

CDC isolated the virus yet? Because is interesting if they did not, how could they identify the variants of the virus.

Anonymous said...

❝The ruling class keeps A ericans as poor as possible so that they CAN'T use their money to do naughty things like fund progressive political campaigns, or sabotage hedge funds.❞ ——Caitlin Johnstone

❝The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth, or to evade truth——not to reveal it.❞ ——John Kenneth Galbraith

❝Governments in capitalist society are but committees of the rich to manage the affairs of the capitalist class.❞ ——James Connolly

❝The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.❞ ——Pat Miller, 'Willfully Ignorant'

❝In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so that we will rally behind them. And, if they do not have a REAL enemy, then they will invent one in order to mobilize us.❞ ——Thich Nhat Hanh

❝It is impossible for any doomed population to grasp how fragile the decayed financial, social and political system is on the eve of implosion. All the harbingers of collapse are visible: crumbling infrastructure; chronic underemployment and unemployment; the indiscriminate use of lethal force by police; political paralysis and stagnation; an economy built on the scaffolding of debt; nihilistic mass shootings in schools, universities, workplaces, malls, concert venues and movie theaters; opioid overdoses that kill some 64,000 people a year; an epidemic of suicides; unsustainable military expansion; gambling as a desperate tool of economic development and government revenue; the capture of power by a tiny, corrupt clique; censorship; the physical diminishing of public institutions ranging from schools and libraries to courts and medical facilities; the incessant bombardment by electronic hallucinations to divert us from the depressing sight that has become America and keep us trapped in illusions. We suffer the usual pathologies of impending death. I would be happy to be wrong. But I have seen this before. I know the warning signs. All I can say is——get ready.❞ ——Chris Hedges

georgetheatheist said...

Covid. Schmovid.

It is the CHINA virus. Who are you kidding? Call it what it is. Brought to you by the mass murderer Mao's People's Republic of CHINA. Right out of Wuhan, CHINA. Swept under the rug at the outset by an official Wuhanese communist cadre fearing the wrath of Xi Jinping and bigwig authoritarians in Beijing. Right out of a filthy "wet" market where bats, pangolins and dogs are sold for human consumption OR, as some have said, the virus escaped from a biolab with lack of oversite. (The latter not confirmed because the CHINESE forbid lab inspection by the World Health Organization.)

Free Hong Kong! Independence for Taiwan! Hands off the Uighurs and the Dalai Lama.

And what say you Grace Meng? You've been awfully silent on these issues.

Anonymous said...

Jake TapHer said...
Go figure !
Of course it had nothing to do with Biden's failures.

Anonymous said...

Biden's America !

Anonymous said...

Peeps, Now we have to deal with the Vaxholes !

Anonymous said...

To the fourth and second 'Anonymous' from the bottom:

❝Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.❞ ――Robert Le Favre

❝A nation of sheep soon begets a government of wolves.❞ ――Edward R. Murrow

❝Everything the state says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen.❞ ――Friedrich Nietzsche

❝It's difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.❞ ――Voltaire

❝I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if they knew they were slaves.❞ ――Harriet Tubman

❝The chains of habit are too light to be felt――until they are too heavy to be broken.❞ ――Anonymous

❝The forest was shrinking, but the Trees kept voting for the Ax, for the Ax was clever and he convinced the Trees that because his handle was made of wood――he was one of them.❞ ――Turkish proverb

❝You can see the wolf coming, you know what he's up to. But, the fox will fool you; he comes at you with his mouth shaped in such a way that even though you see his teeth—you think he's smiling ... ❞ ——Malcolm X

❝The oppressor would not be so strong if he did not have accomplices among the oppressed themselves.❞ ――Simone de Beauvoir

❝It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.❞ ――Upton Sinclair

Nobody has ever CHANGED the MAFIA――BY JOINING IT!

You can not argue with slaves who don’t even acknowledge their shackles!

Anonymous said...

Where’s biden hiding today?

Anonymous said...

Bidet 4 Resident!

Anonymous said...

Joe Hiden said...
If you didn't vote for Trump you ain't American

Anonymous said...

❝Every time we suggest to accomplish something good for the general populace, and attempt to use the decision process afforded by government to implement that public good, you capitalist scums assume we want you to pay for it, being forced to do so, by stealing what you hold. As if we could not, by collective decision, manage the affair without your assistance or involvement at all. It is offensive, abusive of the decision process, and untrue, by reason of fact and evidence. You simply control and influence the narrative to prevent any common decision to accomplish our goal of providing nurture to the people, that are discarded and ignored contemptuously by your own greed, avarice and criminal behavior.❞ ——Frederic Bastiat

❝Our merchants and masters complain much of the bad effects of high wages in raising the price and lessening the sale of goods. They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits. They are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains. They complain only of those of other people.❞ ——Adam Smith, ‘Wealth of Nations'

❝They got you fightin' white against colored, native against foreign, hollow against hollow, when you know there ain't but two sides in this world: Them that work and them that don't. You work, they don't. That's all you got to know about the enemy.❞ ——Joe Kennehan (Chris Cooper), in John Sayles’ ‘Marewan’

❝The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.❞ ——Albert Einstein

❝Nothing happens by accident in politics. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.❞ ——Franklin Delano Roosevelt

❝It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty——and, how few by deceit.❞ —Noël Coward

Anonymous said...

❝Now as then, No Blue, let alone Red, will ever do. Take a flying leap, DOP (Duopoly Oligarchs Party): You and your mangy Sheepdogs have murdered the planet, with impunity. Just F**K OFF, and DIE, already!❞ ——Anonymous

❝Bacteria collect in cultures also——and, just as mindlessly.❞ ——Anonymous

Keep people as slaves and pets LONG enough——and, eventually they will see their kidnappers as saviors.❞ ——Anonymous

❝Learn to disobey immoral orders. Otherwise, you reinforce government tyranny and oppression.❞ ——Anonymous

❝The media have become the propaganda arm of the very wealthy.❞ ——Brian Eno

❝Nobody in the world, nobody in history has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.❞ ——Assata Shakur

Anonymous said...

❝The illiterate of the 21st century will NOT be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn——and, RELEARN.❞ ——Alvin Toffler

❝It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.❞ ——Jiddu Krishnamurti

❝No one will ever have justice as long as criminals are in absolute control of making ALL of the rules (rules that the Illuminati, oligarchy and cheaply bought government henchmen have never followed)!❞ ——Anonymous

❝There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacoligical method of making people love their servitude and producing dictatorship without tears, or so to speak. Producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will, in fact, have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And, this seems to be the final revolution.❞ ——Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

❝For the first time in history, Western Civilization is in danger of being destroyed INTERNALLY by a corrupt, criminal ruling cabal which is centered around the Rockefeller interests, which include elements from the Morgan, Brown, Rothschile Du Pont, Harriman, Kuhn-Loeb, and other groupings as well (i.e., The Trilateral Commission, The Bilderburg Group, The Council on Foreign Relations [CFR]). This junta took complete control of the political, financial and cultural life of America in the first two decades of the 20th century.❞ ——Caroll Quigley

❝Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.❞ ——John Adams (second President of the United States)

❝The FOURTH Industrial Revolution will affect the very essence of our human experience in THIS, the end of humanism itself.❞ ——Klaus Schwab, Founder & Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum