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posted by janrinok on Thursday January 13 2022, @04:32AM   Printer-friendly
from the I-hope-it's-only-the-legs-half dept.

Omicron May Infect Half of Europeans Within Weeks, WHO Says:

More than half of Europe's population could become infected with omicron within weeks at current transmission speeds, a World Health Organization official said.

The fast-spreading variant represents a "west-to-east tsunami sweeping the region," Hans Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe, said in a briefing Tuesday.

He cited the Institute for Metrics and Health Assessment forecast that most Europeans could take it within the next six to eight weeks. The latest Covid surge has resulted in fewer symptomatic cases and lower death rates than in previous waves, fueling optimism that the pandemic may subside.


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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 13 2022, @08:55AM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 13 2022, @08:55AM (#1212371)

    HIV is still not a danger to anyone except people who take it up the ass without a condom from strange men (generally, homosexual men) or IV drug users who share used needles.

    For some reason, in sub Saharan Africa, apparently heterosexuals get it, but nowhere else, really.

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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by Freeman on Thursday January 13 2022, @03:10PM

    by Freeman (732) on Thursday January 13 2022, @03:10PM (#1212422) Journal

    Anyone who has lots of sexual partners is at risk for the, typically sexually transmitted disease, AIDs/HIV. This is, because it's transferred via bodily fluid contact. Though, transmission via Saliva or Sweat isn't a thing, except via open wounds. Which again, isn't Saliva or Sweat.

    The reason why it's not a big thing in Developed nations is due to better Hospitals, essentially everything is cleaner / single use items aren't re-used / instruments are sanitized better.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 13 2022, @05:19PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 13 2022, @05:19PM (#1212443)

    Oh look everyone a homophobic moron!

  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Thursday January 13 2022, @06:43PM (1 child)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 13 2022, @06:43PM (#1212473) Journal

    HIV is still not a danger to anyone except people who take it up the ass without a condom from strange men

    Until the Mayor's daughter gets it. Then suddenly, it's a danger to society.

    When straight clean beloved (by right wing) wholesome actors die from a blood transfusion, then it's different.

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    • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 14 2022, @05:53AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 14 2022, @05:53AM (#1212619)

      Funny thing is that a number of conservative christian groups actually recommended that their followers wear masks to avoid AIDS. Interesting to see how the "never can be too careful" argument has changed.