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Ontario detects Canada’s first two known cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant
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TORONTO — Ontario detected Canada’s first two known cases of Omicron on Sunday, a new COVID-19 variant of concern that has led to a slate of new border restrictions around the world.
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Both cases of the variant were found in the Ottawa area in people who had recently travelled to Nigeria, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a joint statement with the province’s top public health official, Dr. Kieran Moore.

“Ontario is prepared and ready to respond to this new variant. Our hospital and intensive care capacity remain stable and the province continues to report one of the lowest rates of active cases in the country,” the pair said.

They said Ottawa Public Health is conducting “case and contact management” and the patients are self-isolating, while the province is testing all eligible positive COVID-19 samples to determine their variant.

The federal government recently banned visitors from seven countries in southern Africa, including Namibia and Zimbabwe. Nigeria is not among them.
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Elliott and Moore’s statement urges the federal government to take stronger action at the border, suggesting that everyone be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival, not just before leaving for Canada.

“The best defence against the Omicron variant is stopping it at our border,” they said.

The federal health minister said Ottawa is continuing to assess the situation, but said Sunday’s news should not be cause for alarm.

“This development demonstrates that our monitoring system is working,” Jean-Yves Duclos said in a statement.

“I know that this new variant may seem concerning, but I want to remind Canadians that vaccination, in combination with public health and individual protective measures, is working to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and its variants in our communities.”

Omicron was first detected in South Africa, where COVID-19 cases have risen exponentially in recent weeks.

The World Health Organization has said “preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection with this variant” compared to other variants, and scientists say it could also be more contagious.
 

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A big steaming bag of fresh bullshit.

…and just like that.. the borders are closed again to Canadians..

Omicron is less mild than all COVID-19 mutations and doesn’t even get you sick enough to go to a hospital..

But the MSM, CNN, MSNBC, CBC are hyping the shit out of it for ratings and scaring the public..
 

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…and just like that.. the borders are closed again to Canadians..

Omicron is less mild than all COVID-19 mutations and doesn’t even get you sick enough to go to a hospital..

But the MSM, CNN, MSNBC, CBC are hyping the shit out of it for ratings and scaring the public..

Except it's not known for certain just how mild or serious Omicron is.

But the Boomer and other Angry At Clouds types are hyping the shit out of it for clout.
 
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Except it's not known for certain just how mild or serious Omicron is.

But the Boomer and other Angry At Clouds types are hyping the shit out of it for clout.
It's already stated as being "mild". Most won't know they have it. Its ideal for letting run wild for herd immunity.

There is this thing called Google.....use it once in a while before opening your pie hole.
 
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Except it's not known for certain just how mild or serious Omicron is.

But the Boomer and other Angry At Clouds types are hyping the shit out of it for clout.

Yes it is know.. South African doctors are saying exactly what the results are of their studies..

They are the ones who sounded the alarm bells on this variant
 
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Yes it is know.. South African doctors are saying exactly what the results are of their studies..

They are the ones who sounded the alarm bells on this variant

They, Israel, Hong Kong...

I'll wait to see what other doctors outside of SA say about it first. As it's a new variant other specialists haven't looked into it yet and it'll take weeks before they know the real effect this has. From what I understood at the time I posted, the last I heard was that no one was certain about the extent of the danger it has.
 

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They, Israel, Hong Kong...

I'll wait to see what other doctors outside of SA say about it first. As it's a new variant other specialists haven't looked into it yet and it'll take weeks before they know the real effect this has. From what I understood at the time I posted, the last I heard was that no one was certain about the extent of the danger it has.
The WHO says it's of no danger