COVID Thread

Zeedox

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The Health Department confirmed Hawaii’s first case of the Omicron variant Thursday and officials said the unvaccinated resident has no history of travel outside the state.

That means there could be community spread of the worrisome mutation in the islands.
 

Gomez Adams

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It's probably been there for weeks or months, they're just now finding it. Like I said before, I wouldn't be surprised to find the whole thing started right here and nobody ever bothered to check for it or report it until South Africa did.
 

Gomez Adams

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From that article:

"We probably missed many generations of recombinations" that occurred over time and that led to the emergence of Omicron, Soundararajan added.​
That's what I've thought all along. There are probably hundreds of variants out there by now, it's just that they only bother really categorizing them every 8 to 10 months or so.