The interesting takeaways are…
- The previous variants trends show that the infection rate among the vaxxed folks of the state of Minnesota does not support the narratives claimed, yet are only being released now with the emergence of the Omicron variant
- The white house knew the omicron variant was coming and did nothing. – Link
- Fauci first spoke about the Omicron variant on Nov, 28th and the first cases in Africa were announced on Nov. 24th
- The CDC guidance regarding the virus have been lowered and are the same for those with 3 shots and a booster or a single dose within the last 6 months
- The symptoms of omicron do not match the symptoms of previous varients and present more of a common cold
- There still has been no independent validation of the test and what they detect with most showing false positives
- Inner-city folks are rushing test distribution sites and have been caught selling the test on the street to others who cannot find tests
- CDC has admitted that masking is not effective – Link
- “Cloth masks won’t do much in the fight against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Dr. Leana Wen, a CNN medical analyst, said Monday.”
- Claims that hospitals are at “capacity” are misleading because they are mostly due to staffing shortages which are a direct result of the mass firings of workers who refused to take the shot
- There are only hypothetical claims as far as the infection rates of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated with no actual study having been done
- Vaccine efficacy is as low as 30% with most Vaccines and with booster, only fortifies to approx. 75% efficacy – Link
Minnesota update for the week ending 11/21.
This updates on Mondays and is lagged by 5 weeks from the current.
- Reinfections are increasing, but still under 3%.
- Breakthrough cases are at 45%.
- Breakthrough deaths are at 40%.
- Hospitalizations undercounted.
What are the symptoms of omicron? – Link To NBC News Source Article
Early evidence suggests that for most people, at least for those who are up to date on their Covid vaccines, omicron appears to result in mild illness that can resemble the common cold, another form of the coronavirus. Poehling, who is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which helps guide the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s decisions on vaccines, said there appear to be prominent symptoms from omicron:
- Fatigue or tiredness
- Congestion and runny nose
Unlike in previous variants, the loss of taste and smell seems to be uncommon, she said.
CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population
For Immediate Release: Monday, December 27, 2021
Contact: Media Relations
Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others. The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after. Therefore, people who test positive should isolate for 5 days and, if asymptomatic at that time, they may leave isolation if they can continue to mask for 5 days to minimize the risk of infecting others.
Additionally, CDC is updating the recommended quarantine period for those exposed to COVID-19. For people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days. Alternatively, if a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it is imperative that an exposed person wear a well-fitting mask at all times when around others for 10 days after exposure. Individuals who have received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure. For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test for SARS-CoV-2 at day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.
Isolation relates to behavior after a confirmed infection. Isolation for 5 days followed by wearing a well-fitting mask will minimize the risk of spreading the virus to others. Quarantine refers to the time following exposure to the virus or close contact with someone known to have COVID-19. Both updates come as the Omicron variant continues to spread throughout the U.S. and reflects the current science on when and for how long a person is maximally infectious.
Data from South Africa and the United Kingdom demonstrate that vaccine effectiveness against infection for two doses of an mRNA vaccine is approximately 35%. A COVID-19 vaccine booster dose restores vaccine effectiveness against infection to 75%. COVID-19 vaccination decreases the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. CDC strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 5 and older and boosters for everyone 16 and older. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our communities.
The following is attributable to CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky:
“The Omicron variant is spreading quickly and has the potential to impact all facets of our society. CDC’s updated recommendations for isolation and quarantine balance what we know about the spread of the virus and the protection provided by vaccination and booster doses. These updates ensure people can safely continue their daily lives. Prevention is our best option: get vaccinated, get boosted, wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial and high community transmission, and take a test before you gather.”
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
- Stay home for 5 days.
- If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
- Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.
Have been boosted
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months
Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months
- Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
- Test on day 5, if possible.
If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted
Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted
- Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
- If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.
- Test on day 5 if possible.
If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home