Explore tweets about #Delta on Twitter
@tribelaw
Laurence Tribe
7 hours ago
— The bad news: Omicron, now detected in the UK, has “32 mutations on the spike protein alone. As a comparison, Delta had 9 changes on the spike protein.” That matters because “the spike is the key into our cells. If the virus changes to become a smarter key, we need to know.”
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@ChristinaPushaw
Christina Pushaw 🐊
6 days ago
When Florida was experiencing the Delta surge vs . When Michigan just blew through Florida’s peak & cases are still rising What’s the (D)ifference I wonder?
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@DrEricDing
Eric Feigl-Ding
a day ago
⚠️My god—the new #B11259 variant being possibly ~500% more competitively infectious is the most staggering stat yet. Also, #NuVariant has more than >2x the number of bad spike mutations than Delta. Here’s an updated 🧵👇 Model by @JPWeiland matches up with graph by @jburnmurdoch
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@jburnmurdoch
John Burn-Murdoch
2 days ago
Five quick tweets on the new variant B.1.1.529 Caveat first: data here is *very* preliminary, so everything could change. Nonetheless, better safe than sorry. 1) Based on the data we have, this variant is out-competing others *far* faster than Beta and even Delta did 🚩🚩
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@Sci_Phile
Kyle Hill
5 hours ago
For when you inevitably hear this from someone: COVID variants aren’t popping up because the vaccines “do nothing.” Delta and #Omicron show up exactly because enough people aren’t being vaccinated quickly enough, and uniformed skepticism is a huge part of that problem.
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@RepMontague
Dr. Willie J. Montague
6 hours ago
Anyone know where I can go to get a COVID test that tells me if I have original COVID, Delta or Omicron? No… That’s what I thought.
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@Angry_Staffer
Angry Staffer
3 hours ago
A lot of folks are blaming Africa for Omicron, which is completely asinine. They discovered this variant with less than 100 cases — their scientists are excellent. They badly need vaccines. We also shouldn’t panic yet — we still don’t know if Omicron can outcompete Delta.
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@ENirenberg
Edward Nirenberg
a day ago
I am begging people to stop saying that B.1.1.529 is X times more transmissible than delta. We literally have no idea right now and you’re only panicking people. Wait for more data.
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@JordanSchachtel
Jordan Schachtel @ dossier.substack.com
9 hours ago
New York State has declared a state of emergency over the "Omicron variant." 100% of tested samples over last 2 weeks came back for Delta sequence. Yes, 100%. Kathy Hochul's state of emergency is fraudulent. It's an excuse for false promises, & a rationale for more tyranny.
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@ASlavitt
Andy Slavitt 🇺🇸💉
6 hours ago
What is interesting is that unlike the Alpha and Delta discoveries, this has been discovered with a very small number of cases due in large part to excellent work by S African scientists. 6/
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@trishgreenhalgh
Trisha Greenhalgh
a day ago
Here’s my #NewProfilePic in an upgraded mask. #OmicronIsAirborne and is more transmissible than Delta. We all need better-fitting, high-filtration masks, worn indoors (especially on public transport).
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@JordanSchachtel
Jordan Schachtel @ dossier.substack.com
a day ago
"Nu" or "Omicron" is a double edged weapon to excuse failures of governance & implement more tyranny. Just as Delta was reason why the lockdowns failed, this "new variant" will be the excuse for the shots. "It wasn't us, it was that damn mutation, caused by the non-compliant!"
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@ReallyAmerican1
Really American 🇺🇸
a day ago
Please get vaccinated to protect yourselves from the Delta, Omicron, South Africa, and any other covid variants out there. PASS IT ON.
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@DrSamGirgis
Sam Girgis
a day ago
As a practicing physician treating Covid patients, we are not testing for Delta variant nor will we test for Omicron variant
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@Acosta
Jim Acosta
a day ago
CNN: Major US airlines say they are closely watching the new South African coronavirus variant that is triggering new travel restrictions in Europe. Delta, United, and American Airlines all tell CNN they’re monitoring the situation.
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@dgurdasani1
Deepti Gurdasani
2 hours ago
Today's briefing appears to be an exercise in doing the bare minimum while seeming to signal that our response is in someway proportionate to the potential threat. Let's be clear- this response doesn't even go far enough to deal with delta, far from dealing with anything beyond🧵
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@JuliaRaifman
Julia Raifman
a day ago
We are in a pandemic that spreads through the air. Anti-mask headlines in major papers have done as much harm as if they were anti-vaccine headlines. Please print the truth: Vaccines and masks work. We are going to need both, against Delta, Nu, & whatever is to come.
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@JLFphoto
John L
6 hours ago
Made the mistake of watching this Muppet... "the strong measures taken against delta" ... Fúck off... you've done fúck all.
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@HelenBranswell
Helen Branswell
4 hours ago
Wondering why @WHO jumped from Delta to Omicron in the naming of the new #Covid variant of concern? The agency explains:
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@PeterHotez
Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD
a day ago
1/2 My view on the new variant: I think we need to separate virus transmissibility from vaccine escape. We've had vaccine escape mutants before like Beta and Lambda that never really went anywhere, whereas alpha and delta were highly transmissible and overwhelmed populations...
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