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Hotez: ‘We Should Anticipate Widespread
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Posted By: Dreadnought, 1/1/2022 12:26:46 AM

Center for Vaccine Development director Dr. Peter Hotez said Friday on CNN’s “The Lead” that because the Omicron variant is so transmissible, “we should anticipate widespread social disruptions over the next few weeks.” Hotez said, “This Omicron variant is so transmissible, it’s like nothing we’ve seen before among COVID variants. Almost as transmissible as measles which is probably the most common highly transmissible infectious agent that we know. So the message is if you don’t want to get COVID, keep your gatherings really small. Surround yourself with vaccinated people. This is not the year for big New Year’s parties.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JimBob 1/1/2022 12:49:53 AM (No. 1024840)
Said a century ago, more true today than ever. "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
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 1/1/2022 1:05:22 AM (No. 1024841)
Not around here. NOT going to let it happen.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: BirdsNest 1/1/2022 1:13:34 AM (No. 1024845)
These people are so full of shite their eyes must be brown.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: coldoc 1/1/2022 1:13:45 AM (No. 1024846)
What a bunch of pathological liars these people are. They ignore that it is becoming a pandemic of the vaccinated. Someday, the fabric of this massive deception will unravel. Someday.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 1/1/2022 5:46:34 AM (No. 1024910)
Gevalt! Many people will catch a cold! Maybe.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rather Read 1/1/2022 6:10:39 AM (No. 1024921)
Sorry, but I refuse to be scared. I know a couple of people who have had the omicron and it's been like a bad cold. Our hospital has about 50 people in it with the omicron and they are all either elderly or have pre-existing conditions. In the words of that great song by The Who. "We Won't Get Fooled Again". At least I won't.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Nimby 1/1/2022 7:41:23 AM (No. 1024980)
“Surround yourself with vaccinated people”? Aren’t the vaccinated people the ones getting Omicron?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: F15 Gork 1/1/2022 8:22:23 AM (No. 1025005)
Frankly Scarlett I don’t give a damn. Seems like a little touch of the Omni-cron might do you some good in the long run.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: anniebc 1/1/2022 8:30:10 AM (No. 1025011)
Meanwhile, the super spreader vaxed people appear to be the ones spreading whatever they're calling covid these days. Have you seen many stories about unvaxed people getting people sick? The majority of the stories are of vaxed people testing positive after they've attended some event where everyone was supposedly vaxed.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/1/2022 8:43:57 AM (No. 1025031)
Yeah? So? Take some zinc and gargle with Listerine! Then get a life.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: MickTurn 1/1/2022 8:51:15 AM (No. 1025039)
"Surround yourself with vaccinated people."...Yea, that's the solution, have all the SuperSpreaders in your house!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: anniebc 1/1/2022 8:54:05 AM (No. 1025044)
I've never heard of the Center for Vaccine Development.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: udanja99 1/1/2022 8:57:37 AM (No. 1025050)
Surround yourself with vaccinated people. Yeah. Has this idiot looked at the map of the states with the most vaccinated populations and compared it to the map of the states with the most cases? They’re one and the same. Personal experience - most of my extended family is in the DC area and they all have covid. The only one who has anything worse than a cold is the guy who is double jabbed and boostered and he’s sick as a dog. Meanwhile, I’m still part of the control group, still living an entirely open life free of masks, social distancing and mandates and I still haven’t had any of the viruses. Knock on wood.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Come And Take It 1/1/2022 9:00:25 AM (No. 1025054)
Another cheerleader for the Chaos. Sorry, douchenozzle. My 2022 resolution is to reject, ridicule and mock your fear porn. Like millions of us, we are done with your BS.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: coyote 1/1/2022 9:34:42 AM (No. 1025100)
The Omicron variant is very weak, but that does not stop propagandists like Hotez. They milk it for all it's worth.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: cor-vet 1/1/2022 10:48:26 AM (No. 1025185)
Fear porn, is really getting old. And like poster #13, I'm still part of the control group. I recently asked a fully vaxed and boosted hospital staff member at cardiac rehab to please try to maintain some distance between us, as I consider vaxed persons to be spreaders. She was very agreeable. It's my friends that are vaxed that I'm afraid of, a complete 180 from last summer when our vaxed friends were fearfully avoiding the wife and I because we refused the jab. While we still associate with our vaxed friends, we maintain some slight distancing, sanitize our hands frequently and try to refrain from hugging, like the way we were treated when the fully vaxed lemmings were buying into the fear porn propaganda. It seems that the vaxed friends are coming to their senses regarding the value of their jabs, but if they've been jabbed, it's too late, they're walking, ticking time bombs. We've both had the headache, cold like symptoms, we treated it like the common cold and we've had our yearly flu shots so we assume we've acquired natural immunity. Since we're both retired, they can't fire us for refusing the jab, and even though we're in Louisiana, we have enough freedom to shop and dine out maskless and un- vaxed.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: ChattyCatsSusan 1/1/2022 12:10:39 PM (No. 1025266)
Has anyone here read the late Michael Crichton's book State of Fear? He waited to release this book until his career didn't depend on it because this book is a thinly veiled commentary on the media, Hollywood and deep state. It is all wrapped up in an interesting story, and well worth the read. I bring this up, simply because the current Swamp and Media are not going to stop this panic and fearmongering until they are forced to do so by US.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: mc squared 1/1/2022 12:27:31 PM (No. 1025282)
The social disruptions I want to see are tens of thousands surrounding the Capitol (insurrection?), the WH and the CDC. This may be the year.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Penney 1/1/2022 4:31:10 PM (No. 1025451)
Apparently, the dem party's motivation is not that of a peacemaker but of a troublemaker! Dem pols do nothing but stir senseless angry strife between peoples.
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