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2021-11-26 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Scientists sound alarm over new 'worst-ever' super-mutant COVID variant that could make vaccines 40% less effective as the UK and Israel ban travel from South Africa and five other countries but passengers continue to stream into US
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Posted by Skidmark 2021-11-26 00:17|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [420 views ]  Top

#1 See Rantburg #2 comment for deeper details regarding this latest panic.
Posted by NN2N1 2021-11-26 06:32||   2021-11-26 06:32|| Front Page Top

#2 New Botswana variant with 32 'horrific' mutations is the most evolved Covid strain EVER and could be 'worse than Delta' — as expert says it may have emerged in an HIV patient
Posted by Clavith Phomomp6945 2021-11-26 06:43||   2021-11-26 06:43|| Front Page Top

#3 The Wuhan Institute's test populations appear to be reacting as planned to the new variant.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-11-26 07:05||   2021-11-26 07:05|| Front Page Top

#4 Is this one going to be named the Xi variant?
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2021-11-26 07:10||   2021-11-26 07:10|| Front Page Top

#5 PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC
Posted by Tom 2021-11-26 09:58||   2021-11-26 09:58|| Front Page Top

#6 Dow down about 1000 points as I post this.

The 'lockdown' friendly stocks like Zoom and Abode are up significantly.

Posted by Lord Garth 2021-11-26 10:21||   2021-11-26 10:21|| Front Page Top

#7 Compared to the Black Plague or Smallpox COVID is ... annoying.
Posted by magpie 2021-11-26 10:23||   2021-11-26 10:23|| Front Page Top

#8 market was overdue to correct, though it currently isn't there yet. COVID is more the sort of excuse Wall Street wants as opposed to trade war or hot war with China.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-11-26 10:29||   2021-11-26 10:29|| Front Page Top

#9 The 'emergency' is permanent. Never going away. Anything we agree to now we are agreeing to do for the rest of our lives.
Posted by Angstrom 2021-11-26 10:35||   2021-11-26 10:35|| Front Page Top

#10 Africa was doing better statistically despite low vaccination rates. That sure got corrected in a hurry, huh?
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-11-26 10:40||   2021-11-26 10:40|| Front Page Top

#11 WTI and Brent crude are down about $9/Barrel as of now.

As Tom notes, this is something of a mini panic.

If the nu variant turns out to be not-very-infectious, this will be seen as a good time to buy.
Posted by Lord Garth 2021-11-26 11:10||   2021-11-26 11:10|| Front Page Top

#12 Why is this in the “Opinion” section?


Buy oil stocks.
Posted by Lonzo Hapsburg5562 2021-11-26 11:23||   2021-11-26 11:23|| Front Page Top

#13 Fauci said ‘don’t panic’ in interviews this am
Posted by Lord garth 2021-11-26 12:19||   2021-11-26 12:19|| Front Page Top

#14 Fauci said ‘don’t panic’ in interviews this am

Isn't that what he said in March 2020? If anything's gonna make me panic, it's Fauxi himself.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2021-11-26 12:34||   2021-11-26 12:34|| Front Page Top

#15 Why is this in the “Opinion” section?

"Scientists sound alarm ..."

Opinion.
Posted by Skidmark 2021-11-26 12:36||   2021-11-26 12:36|| Front Page Top

#16 I see Pelosi just bought a mansion in Florida. Right before the latest lockdown / beatdown / feral-yout festivity in SF.

Which stocks did she and her husband sell on Wednesday?
What did they buy?
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2021-11-26 12:42||   2021-11-26 12:42|| Front Page Top

#17 The WHO is calling B.1.1.529 the Omicron variant, even though Nu and Xi precede Omicron in the Greek alphabet.

I wonder why?
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2021-11-26 13:47||   2021-11-26 13:47|| Front Page Top

#18 some winners on the market today

pfizer up 6% today - figuring their pill will work against the nu variant

zoom up - good for sequestering

roku, netfix up - also good for sequestering

almost every other stock down
Posted by Lord Garth 2021-11-26 14:45||   2021-11-26 14:45|| Front Page Top

#19 Pfizer announced that they expect to have a pill designed specifically to counter the nu variant in 100 days (then it would have to be tested)
Posted by Lord Garth 2021-11-26 15:17||   2021-11-26 15:17|| Front Page Top

#20 Yawn....wake me when we get the "Fauci-killer" variant.
Posted by Anomalous Sources 2021-11-26 15:31||   2021-11-26 15:31|| Front Page Top

#21 B.1.1.5h!9 variant.

Sounds like cover for the shots being failures.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-11-26 16:11||   2021-11-26 16:11|| Front Page Top

#22 Of course there is, there will always be another variant. We're done with Covid lock down BS. No more face diaper mandates. I probably had covid in march of 2020, it was nothing compared to the damn norovirus my daughter gave the rest of us last weekend. That was BAD! Especially since I had just reached my hotel in Ohio.

At this point, I don't believe anything the government or press says as they have simply lied too much.
Posted by Silentbrick 2021-11-26 16:41||   2021-11-26 16:41|| Front Page Top

#23 At this point, I don't believe anything the government or press says as they have simply lied too much.

We are past wondering if they are lying or not. The question now is "What do the lies mean?".
Posted by SteveS 2021-11-26 20:11||   2021-11-26 20:11|| Front Page Top

#24 wait, china does a lot of crap in africa. just saying they are not done killing us yet.
Posted by Woodrow 2021-11-26 21:21||   2021-11-26 21:21|| Front Page Top

#25 The Fraudchi who called "COVID"!
Posted by CrazyFool 2021-11-26 23:07||   2021-11-26 23:07|| Front Page Top

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