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History test (hopefully) not too long from now: Which of the following virus strains was the deadliest during the Covid-19 pandemic? A) Alpha, B) Delta, C) Omicron, D) None of the above

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The Xi variant. Oh wait...

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D2 there is a international naming body that has selected omicron. People are specifically selecting the wrong name because it is the name of the Chinese leader. No different than calling it the china virus rather than the more common COVID. None of the people hanging on to Xi cared the 8 of the other letters amounted to nothing. There is no standard for granting a letter, just a bunch of scientists decide "ehh, this one might be a one we want to track, let's give it a letter". They skipped Xi because it is a common last name and nu because it phonetically is similar to new. They could have just as easily said "ohh, these other two variants that we discover two weeks ago could be something, let's give them xi and nu". The effect would be the same. I suppose the insinuation is that they skipped nu because there is some other world leader they didn't want to offend?

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D) None of the above. Lambda was suspected as the most deadly but had a lower transmissibility so was overtaken by Delta. Jury is out on Omicron.

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The government making us all feel like we should live in fear.

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Trick question: we’ve only had a day to study omicron. And the data is still accumulating on everything else

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It’s been out for a couple weeks now or more

Successful mutations/variants tend to be more contagious but less deadly, which IMO is a totally fine trade-off.

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This wasn't true for Delta. Having seen it up close as it ravaged India in Q2'21 it was almost a different virus compared to the original in March 20

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We don't know about omicron yet but the answer in the US if Alpha. It got running in Sept 2020 and wasn't over taken by delta until summer 2021. Under the assumption that once a strain is dominant, all deaths are attributable to that strain, we had more deaths from Sept 2020 to June-July 2021 than Feb 2020- Sept 2020 or post July. It is unlikely that any new variant will surpass alpha because have vaccines and some new treatments.

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History question: what was one of the causes for America’s downfall: A. Covid B. The fight between vaxxers and non-vaxxers C. McKinsey D. All of the above

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Definitely C. The neo tribal digitally United crypto anarchic autonomous social units of America shall rise from its ashes.

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