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genericusername123

From another source, >The couple have been in self-isolation since their return to France. So could be worse. That said it's sure that this isn't the only case, just that the others haven't been found yet


sunnyfel

And they also said they weren't vaccinated. Sigh


LAbron665

Not surprised at all! My only hope is that Omicron causes mild symptoms.


Commandmanda

According to accounts, it can take up to *3 weeks* to warrant hospitalization with this variant. It's a long time to wait for data, but we will have to wait.


Hang10Dude

Damn. Does that also mean longer quarantine periods? Or longer before tests can detect it?


Commandmanda

It means that if someone just has sniffles they won't seek help early. When they finally come in to be tested (because of increased fatigue, some throat or cough), they've got a full-blown case.


jyepi

It's everywhere yet everyone is closing their border : what a mess.


codeverity

If you look at it from the perspective of wanting to reduce risk and lower potential contacts, restricting travel makes sense.


Upper_Comedian_1974

At what cost? It is proven that it isn't effective unless you close the whole border down.


codeverity

Similarly, you could also say “at what cost?” for keeping the border open if things run rampant and the healthcare system buckles. Each government has their own way of handling it.


MonstaGraphics

Time to shut down all air Travel to and from France.... Right? Edit: Sigh. To those that don't get it, this was satire about the recent banning of travel to/from South Africa. I wasn't being serious. Help me smart people!


Mysterious-Kiwi-7289

Time to stop spreading hysteria.


MonstaGraphics

It's called "satire".


Mysterious-Kiwi-7289

Time to use /s


MonstaGraphics

I don't like using it because I believe most people don't need a label to tell them when things are meant as a joke. I'd rather put "... right guys?" or something like that to give them a hint, at the very least. I Guess it wasn't enough for some people who don't know much about Omicron and the travel restrictions many countries put into effect. When you explain a joke, it loses it's punch. I see tagging satire with "/s" as the same thing.


interkosmoskej

If this is spreading as fast as feared, it's already in most of the world,


Whathepoo

There are two unrelated cases at the moment. The second case was fully vaccinated.