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Omicron likely to wreak havoc on people relying on natural immunity


Roll over Tucker Carlson and tell Ron Johnson the news:

A past coronavirus infection appears to give little immunity to the new Omicron variant rippling across the globe, South African scientists warned on Thursday, potentially tearing away one layer of defense that humanity has won slowly and at immense cost.

Just a week after its existence was revealed to the world, the heavily mutated variant, which scientists fear could be the most contagious one yet, is already by far the dominant form of the virus in South Africa and spreading fast, according to officials there. Top European disease experts said Thursday that it could be the dominant form in Europe within a few months.

By Thursday, Omicron had been detected in 25 countries on six continents, and experts say it will soon be in every populated corner on earth. That could mean that a world already battered by two years of pandemic and — until recently — harboring hopes for recovery is instead headed for another wave of cases.

I’m kidding, of course — Tucker is a sociopath who has probably already gotten three booster shots by now, and Johnson is too dumb to understand anything. Republicans will just keep getting more anti-vaxx even as COVID deaths become more concentrated in red states.

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