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by Barb, Sunday, January 09, 2022, 10:34 (10 days ago)

Are there many cases of Covid now? Are people being vaccinated?

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by Yandosan, Sunday, January 09, 2022, 11:18 (10 days ago) @ Barb

Yes lots of cases . Omicron variant is super infectious but less deadly.

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by Barb, Sunday, January 09, 2022, 11:54 (10 days ago) @ Yandosan

Are people vaccinated, masking and being distancing?

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by NYCJulia, Sunday, January 09, 2022, 12:05 (10 days ago) @ Barb

Are people vaccinated, masking and being distancing?

We have been here in Z for one week. At the place where we stay (14 rooms) staff are masked, and if you walk round you are expected to be masked. Sitting by the pool, distanced from each other, not masked. On the street, mixed bag. Most residents seem to be masked, and tourists…Mexicans and US, Canadians not. In restaurants and shops, owners and staff masked, and tables, chairs, etc. cleaned after each patron. In the mercado, shop workers are masked, as are most customers. At Soriano, staff and customers masked. We feel as safe as we felt in NYC. In Centro, where people gather, few masks. We avoid those places. Beaches…unmasked, but few people so far. We don’t go “inside” anywhere except quick stop in mercado or Soriano.????????????

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by Barb, Sunday, January 09, 2022, 12:17 (10 days ago) @ NYCJulia

Thank you all for news. We arrive on Saturday.

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by NYCJulia, Sunday, January 09, 2022, 13:07 (10 days ago) @ Barb

Safe travels.????

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by Barb, Sunday, January 09, 2022, 13:11 (9 days ago) @ NYCJulia

Thanks

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by noelofthenorth, Sunday, January 09, 2022, 14:53 (9 days ago) @ Yandosan

less deadly?, we have a hundred dead this week in Quebec alone The states its crazy..

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by Yandosan, Sunday, January 09, 2022, 16:17 (9 days ago) @ noelofthenorth

Early indications from South Africa and the United Kingdom signal that the fast-spreading Omicron variant of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is less dangerous than its predecessor Delta. Now, a series of laboratory studies offers a tantalizing explanation for the difference: Omicron does not infect cells deep in the lung as readily as it does those in the upper airways.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Sunday, January 09, 2022, 16:22 (9 days ago) @ Yandosan

While all of that is true, record numbers of infections even though a lower percentage are hospitalized combined with hospital staff infections has many hospitals up here at the breaking point.

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by Mexalberta @, Sunday, January 09, 2022, 18:47 (9 days ago) @ Yandosan

Also the population on the affected area in South Africa is young with a average age of 27

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by Yandosan, Sunday, January 09, 2022, 20:01 (9 days ago) @ Mexalberta

That has nothing to do with it. It has to do with
a protease enzyme, not
demographics.

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by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Monday, January 10, 2022, 14:41 (8 days ago) @ Yandosan

Cypress has recently reported a new variant, which appears to be a combination of both Delta and Omicron.......

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by Yandosan, Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 01:00 (8 days ago) @ islandgirl

Er...I think that is Cyprus. Funny because I am from Cypress CA.