The Coronavirus - What's Happening Around the World

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Most reported U.S. Omicron cases have hit the fully vaccinated - CDC
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/mo...ses-have-hit-fully-vaccinated-cdc-2021-12-10/

Most of the 43 COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant identified in the United States so far were in people who were fully vaccinated, and a third of them had received a booster dose, according to a U.S. report published on Friday.
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While the numbers are very small, they add to growing concerns that current COVID-19 vaccines may offer less protection against the highly transmissible new variant.
While reports are early and scant, the threat is obviously there and it's a good idea to be using masks and practicing social distancing.
In my area, I've noticed a lack of both as time passes.

Use common sense. You wouldn't cross a busy highway with out looking both ways. It only increases the risk of injury.
Why would a person intentionally choose a greater risk of being infected? ( that's rhetorical )
 
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Grocery shopping yesterday. More unmasked than masked. Makes it easy to pick out the Trumpist.:unsure:
 

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Some not so good news:

Omicron is spreading 'every place at once,' experts say. What it could mean for holiday plans.
https://news.yahoo.com/omicron-spreading-every-place-once-013616133.html

The omicron variant of the coronavirus is moving faster than surveillance systems can track it and has so unnerved some medical experts that they're starting to put the brakes on preparations for their holiday gatherings.

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CDC director shares update on spread of omicron variant, now in 33 states
https://news.yahoo.com/cdc-director-shares-spread-omicron-133655311.html
 
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I was in Krogers and Walmart yesterday.
With Covid-19 ramping up in Ohio, at noon, less than half the customers at Kroger were wearing masks. All the employees seen were wearing masks.
At Walmart, early in the morning, about 1/3 of the customers weren't wearing masks and 1/2 of the employees weren't also.

Even if you're vaccinated, a minor re-infection is still possible and with that, the possible transmission to others.
Wearing a mask and social distancing is a good idea for everyone.

Not using common sense only prolongs the pandemic.
 
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All stores in my area require customers and staff to wear masks. No mask, no entry. Restaurants, sporting venues, etc require masks and proof of vaccination
 

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