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What is the lambda variant and how contagious
is the strain of COVID-19?

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Posted By: AltaD, 8/17/2021 1:31:01 PM

Dallas - Although delta remains the most prevalent variant, the lambda strain of COVID-19 is starting to emerge and there’s little known about it. “We do not know whether this is going to be better or worse than delta, there’s not enough information,” said Dr. Andrew Yurochko, with LSU Health Shreveport. According to the World Health Organization, lambda was first discovered in Peru last year. Since April, it’s been responsible for more than 80 percent of cases reported there. It’s now taken over other parts of South America, including Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil. Now, 44 American states have reported lambda cases


And how do you suppose this migrated from South America to USA?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: deerejon 8/17/2021 1:34:43 PM (No. 882611)
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Reply 2 - Posted by: red1066 8/17/2021 1:43:44 PM (No. 882621)
Lambda variant. I think this virus will only infect nerds. Those with pocket protectors will hardest hit.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Come And Take It 8/17/2021 1:46:36 PM (No. 882625)
It's the new super contagious strain that's also 'vaccine' resistant. But, good news, if you sign up for at least a booster shot a week, we can fix that right up for you. Three mask protocol must be observed as well, please.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 8/17/2021 1:46:50 PM (No. 882626)
It's an expensive Italian automobile knockoff.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: SALady 8/17/2021 1:48:38 PM (No. 882630)
Gee, I wonder what they are going to call the massive peasant control when they run out of Greek letters for all the new "variants" of Covid that come out?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MDConservative 8/17/2021 1:53:58 PM (No. 882636)
In my lifetime, I cannot recall any "natural" virus mutating like this one has. Something is happening here...
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Reply 7 - Posted by: planetgeo 8/17/2021 1:56:09 PM (No. 882640)
Hmmm... The Delta variant... The Lambda variant... My favorite meme from this past weekend: "The final variant is communism."
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Reply 8 - Posted by: LeeBertie 8/17/2021 1:58:46 PM (No. 882642)
“We do not know whether this is going to be better or worse than delta, there’s not enough information,” said Dr. Andrew Yurochko, with LSU Health Shreveport. But Dr Fauxi of the CDC is expected to advise that this will be the worst, most contagious, most deadly variant ever and that anyone who ventures out beyond his home or refuses to wear double masks around family members who live in his home will surely die.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: formerNYer 8/17/2021 2:01:32 PM (No. 882644)
President Diaper is all over this wear a mask, lock-down, 3 months and we'll flatten the curve.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ribicon 8/17/2021 2:07:00 PM (No. 882652)
The "new variant" is an excuse for why the shot does not work. Simple.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Maggie2u 8/17/2021 2:09:19 PM (No. 882656)
The lambda flu and the compulsory two face masks brought to us by the Neo-Taliban.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 8/17/2021 2:10:52 PM (No. 882657)
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. H. L. Mencken Run! Hide from the lambda boogey man! Next month it wil be the Gamma variant........that's the REALLY scary one.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: chance_232 8/17/2021 2:11:09 PM (No. 882660)
Just in time for more panic porn, mandates, extending unemployment, free rent and mail in ballots.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: downnout 8/17/2021 2:12:23 PM (No. 882661)
I can hardly wait for epsilon, gamma, sigma, etc.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: zuker5 8/17/2021 2:28:12 PM (No. 882680)
Seems like the Lambda Lambda Lambda variant has been on the rise for many years now. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Illinois Mom 8/17/2021 2:29:17 PM (No. 882681)
#2...Male nerds should fear the Lambda Lambda Lamda variant, females nerds, the Omega-Mu.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Lake Dweller 8/17/2021 2:43:34 PM (No. 882697)
I’m shocked they passed over the KA (Kappa Alpha) variant…. After all the Dixie fire is ravaging Commufornia. The South will rise again.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Kate318 8/17/2021 3:03:05 PM (No. 882714)
Pfizer made $4 billion profit in the second quarter of 2021, alone. Just sayin...
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Reply 19 - Posted by: SweetPea3 8/17/2021 3:20:26 PM (No. 882727)
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Luandir 8/17/2021 3:22:49 PM (No. 882731)
If COVID-19 follows the usual mutational path of infectious viruses, it will (1) evolve more effective methods of transmission, and (2) become significantly less deadly to its hosts. In other words, it is likely to become more widespread but less consequential. If government follows the usual path, this will be fear-mongered as the Worst Thing Ever, and new levels of intrusion will be forced on us. Face it: COVID-19 will be with us as long as it is useful to Democrats.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: qr4j 8/17/2021 3:39:19 PM (No. 882748)
Political expediency over the health of the nation's citizens -- THAT is the DEMOCRAT way. THAT is the BIDEN way.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 8/17/2021 3:50:03 PM (No. 882761)
It comes before the Mu variant.. the next can't miss opportunity to scare the stupid.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: dickiedeeb 8/17/2021 4:00:36 PM (No. 882769)
Im shocked who could of possibly predicted this
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Reply 24 - Posted by: GoodDeal 8/17/2021 4:12:40 PM (No. 882776)
There are as many virus "variants" out there in the refrigerator and ready for deployment as there are possible car license plate numbers. This isn't the global scam and Marxist Imperialistic control operation you are looking for, nothing here, move along.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Peaches 8/17/2021 4:36:25 PM (No. 882801)
Lambda variant? Oh, yeah - the Lesbian COVID variant.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/17/2021 4:44:04 PM (No. 882808)
By the time these azz clowns get done everybody in the USA will have memorized the Greek alphabet, with a little help from the hurricane folks.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Surroundedbyblue 8/17/2021 4:51:25 PM (No. 882816)
These “variants” are probably the vaccinated’s bodies having longer term reactions to the vaccine. Maybe the spread of spike proteins has reached critical mass in their bodies. Or maybe it’s really a summer flu being used to keep the Covid fear porn alive. Whatever it is, we know that the more viruses mutate, the less severe they become (see attenuation).
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Reply 28 - Posted by: DVC 8/17/2021 5:02:17 PM (No. 882830)
History teaches us that viruses mutate to become less deadly, more infections, while the hosts (us, in this case) become more resistant. Eventually, you have a common cold, where everyone gets it, isn't too much bothered by it and the disease circulates forever.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: MickTurn 8/17/2021 5:25:59 PM (No. 882878)
The Lambda Lambda Lambda Frat might as well turn in their cards...You guys are HISTORY!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: udanja99 8/17/2021 7:14:53 PM (No. 883028)
What is it? It’s another scam.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: MostlyCured 8/17/2021 7:17:30 PM (No. 883030)
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Reply 32 - Posted by: DVC 8/17/2021 9:19:17 PM (No. 883149)
I think the lambda variant is the same as the regular sedan ChiCom virus with some extra chrome and a two tone paint scheme. Maybe has the six instead of the V8, not sure. /s off
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