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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: 2) by hendrikboom on Thursday January 13 2022, @08:03PM (1 child)

    by hendrikboom (1125) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 13 2022, @08:03PM (#1212505) Homepage Journal

    Historical fact:

    When pennicillin was still the latest invention and was scarce, they used to collect the urine of patients treated with penicillin because it contained enough penicillin to treat other patients.

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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Thursday January 13 2022, @09:33PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 13 2022, @09:33PM (#1212526) Journal

    So are you suggesting that we collect the urine of people who have had covid vaccine to treat other patients?

    The lower I set my standards the more accomplishments I have.