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    Posted: December 27 2022 at 12:25am

DJ, I try to keep up with info on the health-and other-crises. Since this forum runs into tech problems when I go on for months in one thread I may go for "news-per-week"...

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NEW: income inequality in US & UK is so wide that while the richest are very well off, the poorest have a worse standard of living than the poorest in countries like Slovenia https://ft.com/content/ef265420-45e8-497b-b308-c951baa68945 Essentially, US & UK are poor societies with some very rich people.

DJ, lots of western countries have become very divided. A small very rich group and a lot of people very poor-only getting more poor...the groups in the middle decreasing (most end up poor...). The "rich" run politics, for them the healthcrises is not very major...They will get care-if not in their own country then in some private clinic elsewere...So dealing with the pandemic is not a priority for them...(more cynical; if the old and sick die they may even benefit...In vaccines I put a link to Dr. John Campbell on the bizarre deal the UK, Australia, Canada made with Moderna...more or less giving them exclusive vaccines rights for profit...while most of the research was tax funded. UK PM Sunak still linked to investments (via tax haven Cayman islands) to Moderna ????)


Did vaccines only buy time-at a high health cost ? 

"Our data suggest that, in addition to escape from neutralizing antibodies, the success of Omicron subvariants to cause breakthrough infection and reinfection may in part be due to its optimized evasion from T cell recognition".

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Prof. Akiko Iwasaki

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A while ago, @MiyuMoriyama et al showed that SARS-CoV-2 variants suppress MHC I levels in infected cells to the same degree as the ancestral virus. Then came the Omicron variants. A short update. (1/) https://biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.05.04.490614v3

DJ, again-non sterilizing vaccines did see people catching the virus. The vaccine may have limited disease but also started an immunity evasion selection proces. Mutations that were better in evading immunity did become dominant...vaccines/previous infections less protective....

"During the Covid-19 pandemic, I and so many others found that the legacy media had shown itself to largely operate as a messaging platform for our public health institutions." How Twitter Rigged the Covid Debate

DJ...I hate to say it but most Main Stream Media seem to be owned by those that also "buy/select" politicians..."reality for sale"....

[url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/covid-19-news-multiple-new-variants-in-china-could-be-behind-increasing-disease-severity-including-new-bf-7-variant-with-c1243f-spike-mutation[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/covid-19-news-multiple-new-variants-in-china-could-be-behind-increasing-disease-severity-including-new-bf-7-variant-with-c1243f-spike-mutation 

DJ, The BF.7 variant was seen in other parts of the globe. It may have some new mutations making it more damaging in China. western media seem the ignore the healthcrises in their own country and go for a "blame-China-game"...again not very helpfull....

[url]https://health-study.joinzoe.com/data[/url] or https://health-study.joinzoe.com/data UK on its way to another 3,5 million active CoViD cases....and [url]https://nltimes.nl/2022/12/27/pediatric-intensive-care-units-full-netherlands-due-rsv-flu-epidemic[/url] or https://nltimes.nl/2022/12/27/pediatric-intensive-care-units-full-netherlands-due-rsv-flu-epidemic ;

All intensive care units that specialize in treating children are currently completely full, said the Dutch professional association of nurses and caregivers, V&VN. This is in large part due to the flu epidemic and the respiratory syncytial virus, also known as RSV or RS-Virus, said the association.

The seven university hospitals will meet on Tuesday to discuss the situation, confirmed Károly Illy of the Dutch Association of Pediatrics. The situation was first reported by RTL Nieuws.


Renze Jongstra, a nurse at the Leiden University Medical Center, said that the problems are exacerbated because there are also no beds available for patients in the countries which border the Netherlands, meaning patients cannot be transferred to facilities in Germany or Belgium. The dire situation has arisen because there has been a shortage of nurses for years, according to Jongstra.

To accommodate all children, extra beds are being added to the existing units. This results in a single nurse being forced to help more patients than desired. Alternatively, ICU nurses are transferred from the adult wards or the neonatal intensive care units where newborn babies receive treatment. "However, that is not desirable for the patient and also not good for the workload experienced by the nurses," Jongstra said.


The pediatric ICUs are always fuller in the winter than in other seasons, but this year there seem to be more children with respiratory infections, Jongstra said. "ICUs constantly call each other to ask about free beds. As soon as a bed is free, it is filled again

DJ, Lots of countries report a very high number of severely ill children. In NL strepto-bacterial infections are also problematic. The RS-virus results in 1% of cases need hospital care, 0,1% ICU care...may be problematic also for older patients. Co-infections are very likely-tough not (yet) reported (as far as I noticed). "Flu-rona" Flu and CoViD may have a worse perspective...

Christmas, (Chinese) New year, Schools/workplaces reopening early january only will worsen the very bad situation. DJ-Main Stream Media fail to notice this already is a MAJOR !!!! crisis ! This children ICU-crisis in many countries is NOT normal !








T-cell immunity seems to be getting even MORE impossible: “our data suggest that…the success of Omicron subvariants to cause breakthrough infection and reinfection may in part be due to its optimized evasion from T cell recognition.”

link [url]https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.05.04.490614v3[/url] or https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.05.04.490614v3 ;

Abstract

SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs) possess mutations that confer resistance to neutralizing antibodies within the Spike protein and are associated with breakthrough infection and reinfection. 

By contrast, less is known about the escape from CD8+ T cell-mediated immunity by VOC. 

Here, we demonstrated that all SARS-CoV-2 VOCs possess the ability to suppress MHC I expression. 

We identified several viral genes that contribute to the suppression of MHC I expression. Notably, MHC-I upregulation was strongly inhibited after SARS-CoV-2 infection in vivo. 

While earlier VOCs possess similar capacity as the ancestral strain to suppress MHC I, Omicron subvariants exhibit a greater ability to suppress surface MHC-I expressions. 


Collectively, our data suggest that, in addition to escape from neutralizing antibodies, the success of Omicron subvariants to cause breakthrough infection and reinfection may in part be due to its optimized evasion from T cell recognition.

DJ Again, CoViD evading even more immunity may see us defenseless against spread....Masks, some general medication (Metformin -if available-) may help...

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part 2,

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/germany-returns-coal-energy-security-trumps-climate-goals[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/germany-returns-coal-energy-security-trumps-climate-goals DJ, no rules on a right to works/study from home-so traffic jams since people avoid public transport...But "politics" telling people to take shorter showers, less warming in houses, less lights on...but airport/airtravel at pre pandemic level....People using wood to warm their house-air quality worsening respitory problems....

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/uk-economy-facing-exceptionally-tough-2023[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/uk-economy-facing-exceptionally-tough-2023 ;

  • The UK is in the midst of a year-long recession that could prove to be worse than that experienced in the early 90s.

  • High inflation and a tight labour market will force the Bank of England to raise interest rates from 3 percent currently to around 4.5 percent early next year.

  • Households’ disposable incomes have been hammered by the cost-of-living crisis, which has seen inflation soar from 0.5 percent at the start of 2021 to 10.1 percent.

2023 is expected to be an exceptionally tough year for the UK economy. The country is almost certainly already in a year-long recession, one that will probably prove to be deeper than that experienced in the early 1990s.

DJ, again the poor getting more poor...share holders in war-industry, big pharma, energy getting more rich....


Eric Feigl-Ding

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⚠️THERMONUCLEAR BAD—Hospitals completely overwhelmed in China ever since restrictions dropped. Epidemiologist estimate >60% of πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ & 10% of Earth’s population likely infected over next 90 days. Deaths likely in the millions—plural. This is just the start—🧡

DJ, China R0 for new CoViD variants as high as 18 to 20 ???? (Estimates) [url]https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202212/1282283.shtml[/url] or https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202212/1282283.shtml ;

China’s top epidemiologist said at a press conference on Tuesday that the deaths of COVID-19 patients due to underlying diseases, which is the main cause of their deaths, are not counted as deaths from Omicron infections.

Wang Guiqiang, director of the infectious diseases department at Peking University First Hospital, said regarding the number of deaths from COVID-19 that the main cause of death after infection with the coronavirus is still underlying diseases. Although the Omicron variant still causes pneumonia in some cases, it rarely leads to respiratory failure, the expert noted.

Deaths caused by pneumonia or respiratory failure due to the coronavirus are classified as COVID-related deaths, but deaths caused by other diseases or underlying diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases or myocardial infarction, are not classified as being caused by COVID-19, Wang said.

The epidemiologist further explained that as the pathogenic rate of the Omicron strain is significantly lower and the vaccination program has covered most parts of the country, the Omicron strain is now mainly invading the upper respiratory tract after infection, and the proportion of pneumonia in the lower respiratory tract is relatively low.

DJ, So China claims a lot of people may be dying-but not "direct" CoViD link ? Excess deaths in most of the world above long term average...People waiting to get family members cremated, oxygen shortages, patients parked in hospital hallways....we did see all this before...may -sadly- expect to see a lot of it in lots of other places soon...[url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/covid-19-news-china-to-release-human-bioweapons-to-spread-more-virulent-variants-globally-as-it-relaxes-all-border-controls-on-the-8th-of-january-2023[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/covid-19-news-china-to-release-human-bioweapons-to-spread-more-virulent-variants-globally-as-it-relaxes-all-border-controls-on-the-8th-of-january-2023 China -also- lifting travel limits will see a lot of "virusses-fly-for-free" spread...Of course countries could & should limit travel themselves...

#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates  XBB.1.5 is the top circulating lineage in USA TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS): 18.1%  XBB.1.5πŸ‘€πŸš€ 17.1%  BQ.1.1 10.2%  BQ.1 4.4%   BQ.1.22 4.3%   XBB.1 2.2%   BQ.1.1.3 Tracker: http://tinyurl.com/mryj4uu7 #OmicronUpdates 12/26/22 

DJ...as indication only....testing is as good as gone...sequencing now under 10% of what we had as sequencing just a few months ago...with lots more disease...

A few years ago (prepandemic) we identified airline instability to weather events as an opportunity to demonstrate cascading failures in complexity science   Southwest Airlines cancels two-thirds of its flights, more cancellations planned

DJ, logistic chains, just-in-time-delivery, medication (& transplantation ? Blood/plasma-transport?) may all get disrupted...In NL estimates of 600,000 people dealing with Long CoViD...global long CoViD by now very likely the most spread form of CoViD...hundreds of millions ????

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/china-other-health-threats/china-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/966062-china-media-report-of-eye-symptoms-in-current-covid-19-wave-december-27-2022[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/china-other-health-threats/china-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/966062-china-media-report-of-eye-symptoms-in-current-covid-19-wave-december-27-2022 More cases of eye-infection (and spread via the eyes ???) in China. Besides masks also safety glasses might be helpfull ? 

DJ-For now I am not going to discuss the war risks today...it is bad-may even worsen...Korea, Pacific and Middle East may need watching...

In my view 2022 was "a very bad year", 2023 will be worse...








Just wondering why BF.7 that failed to make a dent in India & the US, is suddenly creating havoc in China! Now got the answer: BF.7 has now acquired few key mutations in China to make it more infectious! BF.7 sublineage with S:C1243F!  1/

A few "good news" items to close with;








TINY BUBBLES TO DETECT COVID Researchers at the PNNL have developed a method to detect COVID-19 viruses in the air. Tiny bubbles pop on contact with the virus, creating a faint electric pulse that's far easier to detect than the virus alone.

link [url]https://link.springer.com/article/10.1557/s43579-022-00242-0[/url] or https://link.springer.com/article/10.1557/s43579-022-00242-0 

Wow! Among high BMI adults with Covid-19, outpatient treatment with metformin decreased the development of Long Covid by 42% in a phase 3 randomized trial whose sample was mostly vaccinated and included enrollment during the Omicron wave. https://medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.12.21.22283753v1

DJ, (A.o.) China would be experimenting with oral/nasal vaccines...(maybe aerosol-vaccination of rooms to create long term immunity ????)...I think there are strategies to deal with this healthcrisis (main part has to be "stop the spread" ! That is the weak spot between diseases and hosts....we are leaving the door wide open...).

Stay safe & sane...end of part 2

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part 3, 

On the background [url]https://www.nporadio2.nl/top2000[/url] or https://www.nporadio2.nl/top2000 (click on "open in venster")...

DJ-I think virusses tend to go exponential till "something" is stopping them....In practice for lots of diseases herd/group-immunity, vaccines and "weakness" in virusses themselves limit the exponential growth...

For CoViD the "stop" so far is not strong enough....

"China CDC has completed the whole genome sequencing of 1,142 cases through a sampling survey and found that the Omicron subvariants BA.5.2 and BF.7 were the dominant strains, accounting for more than 80 percent of the total"

link to [url]https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202212/1282775.shtml[/url] or https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202212/1282775.shtml ;

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No new coronavirus variant found in China as Omicron still ‘dominant’
By Global TimesPublished: Dec 27, 2022 11:02 PM

 

 

 

Omicron Photo: VCG

Omicron Photo: VCG

No Delta variant has been found to be prevalent in China, and no restructuring of the Delta or Omicron variants has been found either, experts said on Tuesday, in response to public queries over whether there are new COVID-19 variants being detected in the country.

"Since the beginning of December, nine subvariants of the virus circulating have been detected in China, all of which belong to the Omicron strain," Xu Wenbo, director of the national institute for viral disease control and prevention with Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), said in an interview with the Xinhua News Agency on Tuesday.

Since the beginning of December, the China CDC has completed the whole genome sequencing of 1,142 cases through a sampling survey and found that the Omicron subvariants BA.5.2 and BF.7 were the dominant strains, accounting for more than 80 percent of the total, said Xu. There are also seven other subvariants of Omicron circulating.

No genomic mutation was found in these subvariants, which were all imported, according to Xu. In December, a total of 31 Omicron subvariants were found to have been imported into China, including BQ.1, XBB and other subvariants that spread rapidly overseas, said Xu.

DJ, So 1142 cases did see sequencing....mmmmmmm








UPDATE NEW MUTATION. Mutation ORF7a:H47Y in BF.5* in Japan and in BF.7* in China Thx to  and   This mutation could explain that the number of cases and especially of hospitalizations continues to increase in Japan and perhaps in China.

since there is no uniform definition on "CoViD-deaths" a lot of people in China may be dying from "pneumonia", hearthproblems etc....Japan may not be doing much better...maybe the number of ICU-beds per million of population may make a difference...

Eric Topol

@EricTopol
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A functional @CDCgov would alert the public about the XBB.1.5 variant—which has already established dominance throughout the Northeast—and, with its big growth advantage over BQ.1.1, soon country-wide. twitter.com/rquiroga777/st…

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"XBB.1.5 appears faster and more sustained than ANY of the variants since Omicron's first wave last January."

DJ...some mutations-better in both evading immunity and linking to ACE-2 receptors are driving this new-global-wave...We should expect the outcome of this unfolding crisis mid january in most places ? 


I overlaid some of  group's analysis of effective Reproductive Number over time since a variant first starts spreading. XBB.1.5 appears faster and more sustained than ANY of the variants since Omicron's first wave last January. Current Rt 1.6-1.8

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XBB.1.5* poised to take over North America soon!

DJ...so far this pandemic variants were unpredictable...China reopening after january 8, increase of global travel could change the picture. Variant soup may see major regional differences, high speed changes...Also co-infections may change the picture. 

[url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/2023-to-start-with-more-740-new-sars-cov-2-sub-lineages-and-recombinant-variants-in-circulation,-most-will-not-kill-immediately-but-rather-slowly[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/2023-to-start-with-more-740-new-sars-cov-2-sub-lineages-and-recombinant-variants-in-circulation,-most-will-not-kill-immediately-but-rather-slowly DJ [url]https://outbreak.info/situation-reports[/url] or https://outbreak.info/situation-reports has over 1200 variants of Omicron-most still missed due to lack of testing/sequencing...

The more variants the more likely one-more will be even better in spreading...








Replying to 
I told them over and over- spread in China would be like nothing they'd ever seen- it always is. That's just the 1st act- the 2nd is when they see what history has always shown- China is a variant-producing powerhouse. Zero-COVID spared the world this.

So "the west" pushed for China to lift "draconian" Zero CoViD-so far the only strategy that showed some effects. Putting profits above public health will destroy both...it is round two in this pandemic...a fresh restart in 2023...








And as predicted there will be new variants. But the world "knew" China's Zero-COVID policy was "wrong" and relentlessly pressures the government to drop it, so now this is what we all get.

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Naomi Wu ζœΊζ’°ε¦–ε§¬

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Replying to @RealSexyCyborg and @AndyBxxx
Remember if China *does not* do this you have 1.4b of us- the all-time human history world champs at coming up with exciting new plagues, all hard at work brewing the next must-have COVID variants. You'll have new vaccine-resistant variants daily instead of every few months.

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part 3 was incomplete...








However, the S486P mutation greatly enhanced hACE2 binding, since 486S completely destroyed the local hydrophobic interaction while 486P retained it. 3/

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The superior growth advantage of XBB.1.5 has been well-documented by many colleagues   . Here I'll add some experimental data: 1)  XBB.1.5 is equally immune evasive as XBB.1, but 2) XBB.1.5 has a much higher hACE2 binding affinity. 1/

DJ...better binding means a lower load of the virus may bring still severe disease....

Since both testing and (so) sequencing is "very limited" we could be in for more surprises....

Very interesting data! Variants like XBB*, CH.1.1 and BQ.1.1.10 strongly evade the immunity from 3 Coronavac vaccins, plus a recent BF.7 infection. But besides that, XBB.1.5 has a much higher ACE2 binding affinity than basic XBB, which might explain its fast spread in the USA.

DJ...so mutation selection results in virus variants better able to spread to all kinds of hosts-nit just human ones....








A functional  would alert the public about the XBB.1.5 variant—which has already established dominance throughout the Northeast—and, with its big growth advantage over BQ.1.1, soon country-wide.

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Rodrigo Quiroga

@rquiroga777
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Replying to @EricTopol
Hi @EricTopol, wanted to share my updated figure, where I "count" S:486P as two mutations, due to the obvious fitness advantage it displays relative to other 486 mutations. XBB.1.5 is head and shoulders above the rest in relative growth rate.

DJ...there is a tsunami coming in...but politics look the other way....








#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates  TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS): 16.6%  XBB.1.5πŸ‘€ 16.5%  BQ.1.1 10.4%  BQ.1 5.2%   BQ.1.22 4.0%   XBB.1 2.0%   BQ.1.1.4 1.9%   BQ.1.1.3 1.8%   BQ.1.2 1.8%   BQ.1.3 Tracker: http://tinyurl.com/mryj4uu7 #OmicronUpdates 12/27/22 

link; [url]https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/raj.rajnarayanan/viz/USAVariantDB/VariantDashboard[/url] or https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/raj.rajnarayanan/viz/USAVariantDB/VariantDashboard (DJ-Note this is the 15 day-all US-picture. NE-US has more XBB.1.5 spreading with a R0 of 1,8...winter weather and snow may hide a bad picture...). 

[url]https://coronadashboard.government.nl/landelijk/varianten[/url] or https://coronadashboard.government.nl/landelijk/varianten NL info still has BQ.1/BQ.1.1 based on info from early december....

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part 4 (A???), International situation/war;

The Duran [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC7npMYkpC8[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC7npMYkpC8 ;Serbian President Vucic faces Neocon/NATO ultimatum The Duran: Episode 1467

DJ, NATO was very successful in destroying Yugoslavia in several wars in the 90's....Croatia will join the Euro-zone per january 1. Kosovo, (and Montenegro-both NATO creations) may be cause for Serbian-Albanian tensions...with NATO putting an ultimatum on Serbs living in Kosovo...(a bit like NATO supporting genocide on Russians in Ukraine...).

However;

-Romania, Bulgaria have Ukraine in the east, border Serbia in the west....

-Greece has more links with Serbian orthodox then Islamic Albanians...

-Greece-Turkish tensions may further escalate in case of a NATO - Serbian war...Both SE Europe and the EU are not waiting for more wars...NATO may not have enough weapons, soldiers for further escalation. Russia is an ally of Serbia; DJ-Russian forces are not very likely to move towards Serbia. However-since Russia is now de facto at war with NATO-long range Russian weapons may be used in a Serbia-NATO war. 

DJ-Further NATO escalation in the Balkan/SE Europe may influence Russian actions in Ukraine. SW Ukraine, Odessa-region could become more a Russian goal. 

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/escobar-let-patriot-games-begin[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/escobar-let-patriot-games-begin ;

Then there’s the nagging question of “why now?” The real motive of this “emergency” – sort of – Patriot delivery may have to do with serious problems with the American/NATO systems already on the ground.

The HAWK is woefully incapable of intercepting modern cruise missiles. The IRIS-T is quite raw – and needs non-stop supervision by repair teams from Germany. The NASAMS is also anti-missile impaired. In sum: “inadequate” does not even begin to describe them all.

And all that is happening simultaneously with the depletion of Soviet-era complexes – as well as the anti-aircraft guided missiles that supplied them.

Another key issue is who’s gonna pay for this P.R. op.

The current modified version of Patriot launchers costs roughly $10 million. A single missile costs a whopping $4 million. Russia already spends de facto pocket money on drones – and will spend even more. Firing a $4 million missile at a drone worth at best $50,000 does not even qualify as a joke.

So what is this for? Once again: Empire Escalating, mindlessly, with no end in sight.

DJ, the only goal of the western "elite" is using every crisis they create to the max for profit....Solving problems may not be good for bussinesses...

[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/12/ukraine-sitrep-counter-artillery-war-financial-desaster.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/12/ukraine-sitrep-counter-artillery-war-financial-desaster.html 

DJ-After destroying infrastructure, power supply for (electric) trains in Ukraine, Russia now destroying Ukraine artillery. DJ-I wonder if Russia may be testing a strategy in Ukraine to kick out the US out of Syria, Iraq....

DJ-My opinion/view; Türkiye may hang in NATO for its own goals;

-Russia will welcome Türkiye blocking Finland/Sweden (and others Moldova ?) joining NATO

-Türkiye may use its "timing" to "limit" US sponsored Kurds, IS etc. in Syria, Iraq

-Türkiye again is looking at islands close to the Turkish coast now under Greece

-Türkiye also would like to get more grip on Mediterranean oil/gas reserves...

DJ-The west is getting more and more isolated...Indonesia, Pakistan may also "have had it" with western "leaders" only creating chaos...

End of part 4...

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part 5, pandemics -december 29....

Looking at NL news [url]https://www.gelderlander.nl/binnenland/uitvaartverzorger-ziet-in-december-kwart-meer-overlijdens-dan-normaal~a66e7346/[/url] or https://www.gelderlander.nl/binnenland/uitvaartverzorger-ziet-in-december-kwart-meer-overlijdens-dan-normaal~a66e7346/ A major funeral/cremation company in NL reports 25% more funerals/cremations this december. Since june this year 5-10% above last years....

Is [url]https://www.euromomo.eu/graphs-and-maps[/url] or https://www.euromomo.eu/graphs-and-maps under reporting ? Delays in reporting ? (Christmas, New Year). 

By the way NL may see the warmest "old Year/New Years Eve" ever...13C-55/60F....[url]https://nltimes.nl/2022/12/28/number-coronavirus-patients-hospitals-rises-800[/url] or https://nltimes.nl/2022/12/28/number-coronavirus-patients-hospitals-rises-800 ;

After a period of relative calm, the number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals is increasing again. Hospitals are currently treating 813 people who have tested positive for the coronavirus. This is the highest number since October 26, just over two months ago.

According to the patient coordination service LCPS, exactly one week ago, 632 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus. This means that in one week, 181 more people were admitted than discharged from the hospital.

and [url]https://nltimes.nl/2022/12/29/netherlands-yet-tightening-travel-rules-china[/url] or https://nltimes.nl/2022/12/29/netherlands-yet-tightening-travel-rules-china ;

The Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs do not yet see any reason to take measures in the Netherlands against the sharp increase in the number of coronavirus infections in China. So far, the Netherlands will not impose entry restrictions on people with Chinese passports, or people arriving from China, by requiring them to take a coronavirus test on arrival. Italy has already decided to implement such a policy.

DJ, Open EU-borders will still allow travel from China rewaching NL. Besides that...I think it may allready be to late...

-China/East Asia

Western "media" claim China lifting Zero-CoViD rules as the main reason for increase of cases, variants...DJ-It may only be-at best- part of the story;

[url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/asia/japan/japan-a-new-pandemic-record-for-covid-19-deaths/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/asia/japan/japan-a-new-pandemic-record-for-covid-19-deaths/ ;

A new daily record for Covid-19 deaths has been set in Japan, and the link between deaths and cases appears to be breaking too.

Japan has seen Covid-19 deaths reach a new record high for the pandemic overnight, with a seven-day rolling average of around 297 deaths. This compares to a peak of around 293 deaths per day in the last major wave in September 2022.

Covid hospitalizations in Japan are also increasing, and a link with the increase in deaths is quite clear.

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The main Covid variants in Japan are currently BF.5, BA.5.2, BA.5.2.1, BA.2.75 and BQ.1.1.

However, a new mutation ORF7a:H47Y in BF.5* in Japan and in BF.7* in China may be affecting the Covid case numbers and the fatality rate in both countries.

DJ october 30 [url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/science/variants/omicron/bf-7/bf-7-another-contender-for-global-domination/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/science/variants/omicron/bf-7/bf-7-another-contender-for-global-domination/ ;

The XBB and BQ.1 variants have recently been making headlines, but another SARS-CoV-2 variant, BF.7 has been closely tracking their success across the globe.

BF.7, an alias for BA.5.2.1, was first identified in Belgium in May 2022. 

"pandemic soup" may see all kinds of variants around the globe increasing spread, disease...The idea of "only one variant becoming a worldwide dominant one" is history...

[url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/coronavirus/covid-testing-reimposed-at-us-borders-for-china-hong-kong-and-macau/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/coronavirus/covid-testing-reimposed-at-us-borders-for-china-hong-kong-and-macau/ "if cases go up to fast decrease testing" ....

Yesterday I posted the twitter-links [url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/science/variants/recombinants/xbb-1-5/xbb-1-5-has-a-much-higher-hace2-binding-affinity-than-xbb-1/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/science/variants/recombinants/xbb-1-5/xbb-1-5-has-a-much-higher-hace2-binding-affinity-than-xbb-1/ ;

A new Twitter thread by Chinese researcher Yunlong Richard Cao about XBB.1.5 seems to confirm some of the anecdotal data collected recently about this hypertransmissable subvariant.

The superior growth advantage of XBB.1.5 has been well-documented by many colleagues @JPWeiland, @LongDesertTrain and @EricTopol. Here I’ll add some experimental data:
1) XBB.1.5 is equally immune evasive as XBB.1, but
2) XBB.1.5 has a much higher hACE2 binding affinity.

In short; vaccines, previous infection results in less/no immunity for new variants...higher receptor (ACE2 and other ???) binding means a lower viral load may bring more disease...Very likely also (DIY) testing may become less effective...(At home testing may detect 25% of CoViD-infections by now some studies suggest...). 








Nearly half of all passengers on 2 flights from China have tested positive for coronavirus, Italian officials say. All samples will be checked for possible new variants.

DJ, problem is that with most flights-not only those from China-new variants are "traveling for free" and will be spreading...








VIRAL PERSISTENCE IT IS THE MAIN CAUSE OF MYOCARDITIS IN #LONGCOVID  In 85.7%(12/14) of Endomyocardial Biopsies persistence of up to 18 months of SARS CoV2 was detected It was identified in Cardiomyocytes,Endothelium,Macrophages Also Anticardiac Antibodies https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/clc.23886

DJ A.o. [url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/covid-19-news-besides-bf-7-with-c1243f-mutation,-other-new-concerning-sublineages-from-ba-2-3-20-and-ba-5-2-with-new-mutations-identified-in-china[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/covid-19-news-besides-bf-7-with-c1243f-mutation,-other-new-concerning-sublineages-from-ba-2-3-20-and-ba-5-2-with-new-mutations-identified-in-china TMN has been warning catching the virus may be easy...getting rid of it may be hard...With virus-variants doing a lot of damage..."chronic CoViD" may be-for that matter-different then "long CoViD" when the virus no longer could be in the body...(but maybe only autopsy may be able to see the difference...CoViD infection can do a lot of damage all over the body...).

DJ-TMN claims "a lot of people" may die within 10 years from CoViD-related damage...If they have a point one may see "hundreds of millions of excess deaths" the coming year...by far the worst pandemic...potential even worse then the 14th century plague/black death....








Instead of advocating for clean air, much of the West has decided to adopt the myth that infection is good for you to justify doing nothing. We saw opposition to clean water many decades ago too. Clean air will take a few decades & loss of life, health & economic growth too πŸ§΅

DJ...ignoring risks is increasing risks...

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DJ part 6...








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This makes sense...however trust in any authority by now may be gone if we have yet another major wave in january...(with also frost in Ukraine...Russia starting a winter-offensive mid january ???). Did China underestimate the outcome of lifting Zero-CoViD rules ? Maybe they did-but a main factor may be the "Zero CoViD" strategy not able to stop the spread of new variants...The balance between high costs, economy, public support, foreign investments and what "Zero CoViD-strategy" could archieve-limit of CoViD in China did shift...One would need very draconian -and expensive-rules to limit further spread...[url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/covid-19-news-besides-bf-7-with-c1243f-mutation,-other-new-concerning-sublineages-from-ba-2-3-20-and-ba-5-2-with-new-mutations-identified-in-china[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/covid-19-news-besides-bf-7-with-c1243f-mutation,-other-new-concerning-sublineages-from-ba-2-3-20-and-ba-5-2-with-new-mutations-identified-in-china has several github links mentioning high risk mutations...

BA.5.2. with mutations at T-8831-I, ORF-1 at 5997P , A-570-S, Q-241-K (etc) If China itself does not report the mutations then other countries-testing travellers from China-does find lots of mutations...DJ...It is good they look at mutations from China...however the number of mutations in variants all over the globe is very likely "endless"....


3) Of course I get why all the #COVID19 airport testing. I’m not against that part per se — but thinking that only China flight arrivals need to be tested while arrivals from other countries don’t —doesn’t make any sense given the worldwide spread of COVID. πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ meanwhile πŸ‘‡

DJ...christmas, (Chinese) New Year, reopening of schools, workplaces in january may be the worst spread event so far in this pandemic. NATO pushing for more wars, resulting in even more refugees only worsening the perspective...


Notably, even BF.7 breakthrough infection doesn't induce high neutralization against XBB.1 and XBB.1.5. The S486P mutation only caused a slight reduction in immune evasion capability. mRNA breakthrough infection samples (n=9) here all received at least 2-dose mRNA vac. 2/

DJ...vaccines may have bought us some time...time we wasted to "save the economy" and "wars"....


Very interesting data! Variants like XBB*, CH.1.1 and BQ.1.1.10 strongly evade the immunity from 3 Coronavac vaccins, plus a recent BF.7 infection. But besides that, XBB.1.5 has a much higher ACE2 binding affinity than basic XBB, which might explain its fast spread in the USA.

DJ...even ZOE-UK stopped updating statistics...so "info" may come from hospitals running out of capacity...








⬇️Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism discussed after COVID-19 in the British Journal of medicine is now Twitter's worst enemy. There is nothing sensitive in this article whatsoever. πŸ€¦β€β™‚️

DJ....twitter (and other (anti)"social media" censorship)  only makes flow of info worse....Of course M-pox, H5N1, "MERS"is not "over" lots of people ill without knowing what is causing their healthissues..."a slow disaster"


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part 7, 

Non pandemic;

-Energy [url]https://nltimes.nl/2022/12/28/netherlands-generated-15-percent-sustainable-energy-year[/url] or https://nltimes.nl/2022/12/28/netherlands-generated-15-percent-sustainable-energy-year

The Netherlands generated nearly one-sixth more renewable energy this year than in 2021, saving about 1,6 billion cubic meters of gas, according to Energieopwek, which tracks green energy production. There was more solar energy in particular, but the share of wind energy also increased. The additional generation is equivalent to the total consumption of the provinces of Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe and Overijssel combined.

Furthermore, the number of solar panels this year was a quarter higher than last year. There are now 2 million homes equipped with solar panels, compared to 1,5 million last year. One-third of owner-occupied homes and one-sixth of public housing now have solar panels on their roofs. In addition, there were more hours of sunshine, resulting in solar panels generating 40 percent more electricity.


Moreover, wind energy grew by 17 percent. There were more wind turbines, but also slightly more wind than in 2021. 41 percent of the energy consumed in the Netherlands is now generated sustainably, compared to last year, when it was only one-third of all electricity.

In general, generating energy is not just about electricity, but about all energy consumption, including heat and transport. Electricity currently accounts for 20 percent of energy consumption in the Netherlands, but this share will increase as industry, transport, cooking and heating become increasingly electric

DJ, So if I get it correct less then 10% of NL energy consumption now is from renewables...It is nice 41% of electricity is "green" but electricity is only 20% of all NL energy use...More statistics may sound good-looking further it is "not that good"....

[url]https://southfront.org/turkey-syria-agreed-to-form-joint-committees-will-meet-in-ankara-damascus-report/[/url] or https://southfront.org/turkey-syria-agreed-to-form-joint-committees-will-meet-in-ankara-damascus-report/  and [url]https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/480188/Iraq-may-mediate-between-Tehran-and-Cairo-Egyptian-official[/url] or https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/480188/Iraq-may-mediate-between-Tehran-and-Cairo-Egyptian-official 

DJ-Türkiye and Syria are talking, Iran is starting diplomacy with Saudi Arabia and Egypt...Russia, India, China trying to improve those relations the best they can...(the west is trying to frustrate these talks...is against Eur-Asian/African integration...). 

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/15-000-active-duty-troops-from-poland-on-the-front-lines-in-ukraine[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/15-000-active-duty-troops-from-poland-on-the-front-lines-in-ukraine DJ, The war in Ukraine, like the war in Syria, is a NATO war against EurAsian integration. Reality is Ukraine is as good as fully destroyed, has no economy left of its own...

So far Russia and its allies are not interested in widening the war...however some in "the west" US, UK, Poland, Baltics may not be willing to accept another defeat-this time in Ukraine. 

-There was news of snow in Kuwait...Here in NL tomorrow we may see 17C....(around 60F)...very likely the warmest new years eve in NL history....

Still climate change, pandemics etc. are ignored or denied in MSM/most politics....

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part 8, 

While [url]https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1608014426233528320.html[/url] or https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1608014426233528320.html Dr. Deepti Gurdansani is describing the damage also "Omicron" is doing ; 

Now that we're getting to the end of the year, it's worth looking at the toll of the 'mild & acceptable' illness that COVID is hailed as by many. Here's a thread of measurable toll in the UK in 2022 since omicron - considered the 'mild' variant of COVID spread. 🧡 
So let's first look at the only measure the govt seems interested in- deaths. We've been told that COVID no longer causes much severe disease, which is why no real mitigations have been put in place- hence 'living with it'.. so what has the death toll been in England? 
As per the ONS - ~32,000 deaths up to the wk ending 9th December (so incomplete data). And no, before anyone misunderstands, these are deaths *from* COVID NOT with COVID - in that COVID is mentioned as the cause of death or contributor to death on the death certificate. 
COVID remains a leading infectious cause of death, with deaths from COVID-19 just lower than those from influenza *and* pneumonia (which includes multiple infectious causes of pneumonia, not just the flu) - so comparing SARS2 with multiple pathogens

Dr. John Campbell [url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/health/vaccine/dr-john-campbell-pause-the-mrna-covid-vaccines/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/health/vaccine/dr-john-campbell-pause-the-mrna-covid-vaccines/ is calling for a pause in M-RNA vaccinations;

While prior infection does not always prevent symptomatic disease, it does provide levels of protection against severe disease and hospitalisation.

This means the overall risk from COVID-19 infection with SARS coronavirus 2 is significantly less than it was when the vaccination programmes were first instigated.

However, risks associated with ongoing vaccination are probably the same as they were in the early stages of the pandemic and mass vaccination programmes.

If I am correct in this evaluation, this means that the risk of COVID-19 infection has gone down, while the risk of vaccination remains the same.

This fundamentally alters the risk benefit analysis of this vaccination programme.

DJ, Dr. Deepti Gurdansani may be showing "Omicron" still is a main killer-direct and indirect. In my view there are some questions on how much protection vaccines offer against newest variants of CoViD...it may be they do not protect as much as they once did. So a risk-benefit analysis may be of use. 

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UK healthservice NHS is collapsing;








Well it's all broken. There's nowhere to go. Hospitals at capacity, Primary Care (GP) at capacity, NHS 111 at capacity. Where are our leaders? Where is the communication to the public about what they can expect? Where are the mitigations? Nowhere. They're leaving us to die.

and 








A few days ago I said the NHS had never been closer to collapsing. I think it's fair to say it has now collapsed in many parts of the country (read through the thread for details). There will be significant excess deaths as a result.

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Shaun Lintern

@ShaunLintern
·
🚨 NEW: Across the West Midlands last night there were 561 999 patients waiting for an ambulance at around 10.20pm - while at the same time 138 @OFFICIALWMAS ambulances were waiting for over an hour outside hospitals in the region - not critical incident declare though:

DJ...so patients are waiting for ambulances...while ambulances are waiting for hospitals because they ran out of capacity....

Eric Feigl-Ding

@DrEricDing
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⚠️NEXT BIG ONE—CDC has royally screwed up—unreleased data shows #XBB15, a super variant, surged to 40% US (CDC unreported for weeks!) & now causing hospitalization surges in NY/NE.➑️XBB15–a new recombinant strain—is both more immune evasive & better at infecting than #BQ & XBB.🧡

and

16) I’m going to pause for the night and update folks tomorrow. Hopefully  will get their act together and release the startling #XBB15 data soon with more details.  Because I’m staring at the shocking #XBB15 data—I can’t believe  hasn’t sounded the alarm yet!

DJ...no doubt the US will soon face the worst health care crisis so far in this pandemic....

[url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/covid-19-news-united-states-records-839-new-covid-19-deaths-and-122,934-new-covid-19-infections-in-the-last-24-hours-the-worse-is-yet-to-come[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/covid-19-news-united-states-records-839-new-covid-19-deaths-and-122,934-new-covid-19-infections-in-the-last-24-hours-the-worse-is-yet-to-come 

and [url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/covid-19-news-italian-study-shockingly-discovers-that-all-exposed-to-the-sars-cov-2-virus-have-an-additional-90-percent-risk-of-developing-heart-failu[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/covid-19-news-italian-study-shockingly-discovers-that-all-exposed-to-the-sars-cov-2-virus-have-an-additional-90-percent-risk-of-developing-heart-failu re !

TMN claims long term damage of CoViD may result in increase of deaths the coming years....

[url]https://health-study.joinzoe.com/data[/url] or https://health-study.joinzoe.com/data UK cases now just under 3,5 million...no further increase ? Would be very welcome !

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NL KLM will double its flights to China now China is dropping coViD-travel restrictions. The NL "government" is NOT demanding testing for travel from China...the EU has to go for those rules...

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part 9, not directly pandemic related;

[url]https://nltimes.nl/2022/12/30/record-breaking-high-temperatures-strong-winds-expected-new-years[/url] or https://nltimes.nl/2022/12/30/record-breaking-high-temperatures-strong-winds-expected-new-years ;

It is in the southeastern province where the temperature could even range up to 16-17 degrees on New Year’s Eve. Most of the rest of the country should see the thermometer reach about 15 degrees, though the northern provinces will be a bit chillier at 13 degrees.

During the evening, New Year’s revelers can expect rain at first, especially in the central and northern region, the KNMI said. “Over the course of the evening it will become more dry in the south, then in more and more places. At the end of the evening, the chance of some rain increases again in the west.”

DJ, It is much to both warm and wet in NL...around 60F, both rivers and rain level is high...but no problems of flooding reported yet....[url]https://nltimes.nl/2022/12/31/new-record-154-degrees-hottest-new-years-netherlands[/url] or https://nltimes.nl/2022/12/31/new-record-154-degrees-hottest-new-years-netherlands ;New Year's Day will likely be exceptionally mild again, making it the warmest Jan. 1 ever recorded. Monday will also be mild, with the temperature rising to about 10 degrees before dropping to more normal levels of about 8 degrees.

DJ, hay fever is a problem in parts of Europe...with wood being used as fuel, a record number of over 9 million cars, NL air quality is "a problem". 

Of course "politics" producing a lot of empty words in the "climate discussion" may give a view on how "politics" "solve" other crises....buying a lot of extra time...with money they create...going to "party sponsors" and "political share holders"....

-Wars [url]https://www.zerohedge.com/military/russia-reportedly-supply-iran-24-advanced-sukhoi-fighter-jets[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/military/russia-reportedly-supply-iran-24-advanced-sukhoi-fighter-jets "very isolated Russia" selling weapons to "very isolated Iran"....The Duran [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdFVcUgBmcc[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdFVcUgBmcc ;Putin, Xi year end summit. China, Russia De facto alliance The Duran: Episode 1470

and [url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/12/lack-of-good-analyses-contributes-to-the-decline-of-the-west.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/12/lack-of-good-analyses-contributes-to-the-decline-of-the-west.html ; What really hit me last year was the dearth of correct analyses in main stream media and in politics with regards to the war in Ukraine. Little if anything is based on facts. More than 90% of the published output is propaganda.

DJ, wishfull thinking in both main stream-billionaires owned-"free"press and politics-for-sale....US pushing for conflict with China over Taiwan, South China Sea (etc. Korea, sanctions, trade....) may result in a RIC coalition...Russia, China protecting Iran against NATO/US agression to ensure India-Russia trade...

Putin also has had a two hour talk with Lula-the -per january 1-legal president of Brazil...fascist-CIA puppet bolsenaro now is in Florida....

In Ukraine destroying air defense by Russia may signal preparations for airborne/air operations. Bombers, para-troopers to "finish" Ukraine...No doubt further talks between Türkiye, Syria, Iran, Russia will result in "reducing" NATO in the Middle East...

DJ-I think however the main battles will be;

-economic; rest of the world sanctioning the west

-diplomacy; breaking up the "west" 

-financial; drop of US-petro-$; reduction of € in international trade (€/Euro will be used in Croatia from january 1-then also part of "Schengen" -free travel....). 

DJ-Non pandemic developments indicate "major problems" for "the west"....pandemic news is even worse...more on that in part 10....

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part 10, DJ-Is "the west" again going for a "blame China"game ? Most of the west simply gave up on testing...sequencing is a major problem..."however new variants must come from China"....please ! [url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-covid-19-news-chinese-government-scientists-upload-vast-number-of-sequences-on-gisaid-that-shows-only-ordinary-sars-cov-2-variants[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-covid-19-news-chinese-government-scientists-upload-vast-number-of-sequences-on-gisaid-that-shows-only-ordinary-sars-cov-2-variants ...DJ checks on passengers from China however results in a different story...but checks on air travel passengers from any country will find the "variant soup".....

However "political blame-games" and billionaire owned "free press" may still go for the China/CCP-virus/variant non-sense....

[url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/covid-19-news-while-the-world-is-concerned-about-china-s-covid-19-situation,-no-media-is-reporting-about-uk-s-covid-crisis-and-the-collapse-of-the-nhs[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/covid-19-news-while-the-world-is-concerned-about-china-s-covid-19-situation,-no-media-is-reporting-about-uk-s-covid-crisis-and-the-collapse-of-the-nhs UK, Japan may be moving towards a major crisis....[url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/science/variants/recombinants/xbb-1-5/xbb-1-5-at-a-staggering-forty-percent-of-sequences-in-the-us/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/science/variants/recombinants/xbb-1-5/xbb-1-5-at-a-staggering-forty-percent-of-sequences-in-the-us/

These numbers are so bad that when they were leaked online yesterday, we didn’t believe them.

From literally nowhere, XBB.1.5, aka the Kraken variant, has leapt to 40% of sequences on the US CDC’s weekly-updated variant tracker page. Last week, it wasn’t even listed as a variant.

We knew that XBB.1.5 was big in New York, but the variant must have swept across the US like a hurricane in the last couple of weeks to achieve its current status as the dominant variant in the country.

When the variant tracker numbers were leaked online yesterday, prior to their official release, they were so bad we actually didn’t believe them.

Why are these figures so stunningly bad? For the simple reason that if you take a hyper-transmissable variant like XBB.1.5 and add a Delta variant like lethality to it, the country, or indeed the entire planet, could be facing an unprecedented and potentially irreversible disaster. 

The latest CDC variant numbers were leaked online by Eric Feigl-Ding hours before the official release. Quite clearly, at least one person at the CDC is worried about these developments.

DJ, ignoring pandemic risks as a policy results in a worsening pandemic....NOT stopping climate change results in worsening climate disasters...fiat-currencies are like cities on melting ice....but seem to be the basics of neo-liberal western insanity....

[url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/health/testing/wastewater/us-wastewater-shows-second-highest-ever-covid-wave/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/health/testing/wastewater/us-wastewater-shows-second-highest-ever-covid-wave/

Wastewater tests conducted by the US firm Biobot are showing the second-highest ever peak in readings for Covid for the entire pandemic.

Although these charts are for the period up to December 28th 2022, they do not yet include details about the new XBB.1.5 wave in the US, and show the original XBB recombinant variant at just 5%.

DJ, new variants not only will result in a lot more CoViD cases/deaths...also [url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-covid-19-news-new-omicron-sublineages-in-china-causing--immune-dysfunctions-that-allows-other-opportunistic-pathogens-to-affect-lungs[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-covid-19-news-new-omicron-sublineages-in-china-causing--immune-dysfunctions-that-allows-other-opportunistic-pathogens-to-affect-lungs lots of other diseases will increase...

Denial a M-pox-CoViD link, a possible link between CoViD and H5N1-spread may indicate "science is missing a strategy"...

End for part 10...maybe more later...


We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
~Albert Einstein
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