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StTexan
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I get chills just saying that word

11/29/2021 1:03:09 AM

0EPII1
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It's a shortening and then a change of letters to hide the name's origin:

Oh my God it's the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
Oh my God it's the coronavirus
OMG it's the coronavirus
OMG it's the rona
OMG rona
OMGron
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Omicron

11/29/2021 3:37:54 AM

quiksilver
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Some one set up us the virus. Damn cats.

11/29/2021 7:42:12 AM

The Coz
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I think the Omega variant sounds the most ominous. I think they're saying that name for the one that's going to kill everyone.

11/29/2021 9:10:54 AM

TreeTwista10
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I would not be scared of the Tri-Lambda variant

11/29/2021 11:36:38 AM

StTexan
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LeBromicon James

11/29/2021 12:04:54 PM

Kickstand
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We're getting closer to the end of this pandemic, aka the Omega variant.

11/29/2021 12:49:09 PM

The Coz
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Are they going in order, because it seems like they left out a bunch.

11/29/2021 12:58:31 PM

bellrabbit
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I wondered why they skipped a couple and saw this:

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"When the WHO named the mu variant in August, nu was next in line. But the WHO decided to skip it over because officials felt the letter was too similar to the English word new, which could have led to a bit of confusion. Then came xi, but the WHO also decided to nix it because it is the same as the common last name Xi and using it would violate the organization’s guidelines to name diseases. The WHO always seeks to “avoid causing offense to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic groups,” the organization said in a statement."

11/29/2021 6:29:09 PM

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^I did not know that. I just assumed that some variants were not noteworthy enough to be in the news (eg, alpha, beta, gamma were no big deal, but then came the delta).

11/29/2021 6:36:48 PM

The Coz
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They won't name one Xi because they don't want to wake the sleeping Pooh. He only LOOKS sleepy. But they will name one Delta and try to wreck a whole airline? Let's just go back to calling them after the places that report them. Right, South Africa 2?!

https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-40627855

11/29/2021 8:14:18 PM

quiksilver
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Speaking of sleepy Biden announced a new variant omnicron.

11/30/2021 5:16:01 PM

The Coz
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It's very easy to read it that way. Same number of syllables. I've done it several times.

11/30/2021 5:22:54 PM

quiksilver
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There is no N. In school I was taught to sound out the word.

11/30/2021 5:27:09 PM

Money_Jones
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It is true what they say women are from omicron persei 7 men are from omicron persei 9

11/30/2021 5:33:09 PM

The Coz
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^^Sometimes my brain autocompletes incorrectly.

11/30/2021 6:39:26 PM

quiksilver
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It’s a Greek word that was made over 3000 years ago. There are several accepted ways to pronounce it. If your brain ads an N to it your reading comprehension skills are suspect. Not surprising for our president but that shouldn’t be what we all strive for given his speaking track record.

[Edited on December 1, 2021 at 9:20 AM. Reason : .]

12/1/2021 9:15:01 AM

Geppetto
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While I agree that the president should correctly state the name of a new variant, I disagree that calling in Omnicron, which you'll notice lots of people do if you speak to them, is a sign of any diminished mental capacity.

Are you concerned in general that Biden's general speaking abilities do not meet the standards befitting a president? If so, could you name which presidents you think did hit that mark?

12/1/2021 11:36:41 AM

Bullet
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lol, Sleepy Joe Brandon mispronounced a Greek letter!!!1 He must be sleepy!!!! Get some sleep Joe!!! And when you wake-up, go back to school and learn your Greek alphabet!!!

12/1/2021 11:41:23 AM

dmspack
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How dare these people mispronounce a word they otherwise would never ever read or hear or speak???

12/1/2021 12:00:26 PM

quiksilver
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It’s called sounding it out. For God sakes. It’s not hard to pronounce. If someone has a grasp on the English language.

12/1/2021 5:01:38 PM

Bullet
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I bet he can't even pronounce(or spell) hydroxychloroquine . And what's the deal with stutterers?

12/1/2021 5:08:01 PM

dmspack
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Sleepy Joe needs Hooked On Phonics!

I just can’t imagine giving a shit about mispronouncing/misspeaking a pretty clearly uncommon word.

[Edited on December 1, 2021 at 6:44 PM. Reason : A]

12/1/2021 6:42:50 PM

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Nucular

12/1/2021 7:06:42 PM

The Coz
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"There is no N. In school I was taught to sound out the word."


ORLY?! What do you call that character at the end of the word OmicroN?!

Roasted!

It's not about not knowing what's correct or not being able to interpret the text. If you weren't in a fraternity with that letter, it's a pretty obscure part of the lexicon. I'm glad you've never misspoken a word that you could actually read, or swapped the word order in a sentence without realizing it.

Omnicron also sounds like a badass Transformer.

Did you know that in addition to being a peanut farmer, Jimmy Carter worked on a nucular submarine?!

12/1/2021 7:28:52 PM

TreeTwista10
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Hamberders

12/1/2021 8:00:25 PM

The Coz
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409K's!

12/1/2021 8:05:27 PM

Pupils DiL8t
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https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/pfizer-vaccine-protecting-against-hospitalisation-during-omicron-wave-study-2021-12-14/

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"Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 7, people who had received two doses of the [Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine] and tested positive for COVID-19 had a 70% chance of avoiding hospitalisation, down from 93% during the previous wave of Delta infections, the study showed.

When it came to avoiding infection altogether, the study by South Africa's largest private health insurance administrator, Discovery Health, showed that protection against catching COVID-19 had slumped to 33% from 80% previously."


[Edited on December 14, 2021 at 11:12 AM. Reason : ]

12/14/2021 11:11:41 AM

The Coz
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But what about THREE doses?!

12/14/2021 11:40:06 AM

Pupils DiL8t
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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-vaccine-omicron-variant-pfizer-hospitalization-effectiveness/

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"Pfizer said last week that its own lab work showed a third dose, or booster, of its vaccine was highly effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infection with Omicron — about as potent as just two shots had been with the previous, Delta variant."


https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/13/oxford-university-study-says-omicron-can-hit-the-double-vaccinated.html

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"Elsewhere, an Israeli study published on Saturday found that a three-dose course of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine provided significant protection against the omicron variant."

12/14/2021 12:43:26 PM

The Coz
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w00t for threeve!

12/14/2021 3:04:23 PM

Snewf
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Persei 8

12/15/2021 10:53:30 AM

PaulISdead
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In one month, prepare uranus

12/15/2021 4:46:34 PM

darkone
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Pending: Pi, Rho, Sigma, Tau, Upsilon, Phi Chi, Psi, Omega.

12/15/2021 7:21:27 PM

The Coz
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Omega variant gon be like

12/15/2021 8:46:28 PM

TreeTwista10
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i'm dreading the TKE variant

12/15/2021 9:15:40 PM

StTexan
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I think I would enjoy a DZ variant

12/16/2021 12:51:26 AM

TreeTwista10
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You rascal!

12/16/2021 1:07:19 AM

fatcatt316
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^ NTTAWWT

12/16/2021 7:02:48 AM

StTexan
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So NY state just hit a record high of cases, but i’m sure in early days before testing was so wide spread they probably would have had days of more cases

Supposedly spreads 2-3x as fast as delta, a few weeks and will be dominant strain.

12/17/2021 10:14:22 PM

The Coz
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E'erbody stop all the travelin'!

12/18/2021 6:58:15 AM

theDuke866
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Goddammit I’m gonna be pissed if I have to cancel trips in 2022 that I’ve been trying to do since 2020.

12/18/2021 10:01:53 AM

0EPII1
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Feels like Dec '19/Jan '20 all over again... Europe's in terrible shape, and we go round and round again

12/18/2021 4:13:07 PM

stowaway
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Going to see family after Christmas, everyone is vaccinated and a few have had it recently, but it’s likely the last Christmas with my grandpa after we couldn’t come down last Christmas when my grandma was in the hospital and passed away. Getting a lot of pressure to go but am nervous because it’s Georgia and I don’t trust people, and don’t want to put work through my quarantine or worse expose the two I share an office with to take home to their parents.

[Edited on December 18, 2021 at 7:29 PM. Reason : I say this as our cases in school have doubled just this week. ]

12/18/2021 7:28:38 PM

StTexan
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2 new variants gaining ground in US, BA.4 and BA.5

6/8/2022 2:21:33 PM

The Coz
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Quote :
"BA.4 and BA.5"




NTTAWWT!

6/8/2022 6:58:19 PM

StTexan
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Lol

6/9/2022 3:30:20 PM

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[Edited on June 10, 2022 at 10:15 PM. Reason : I tell you hwat]

6/10/2022 10:14:36 PM

PaulISdead
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I said not to

6/11/2022 12:34:08 AM

The Coz
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And that's how Chet Elderson burned down the fire station. Hank said not to!

6/11/2022 7:10:51 AM

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