- Jul 1, 2001
Why not both?Most of these variants seem to be coming from places where there few people are vaccinated and the virus is running rampant. Maybe we should be more concerned about getting millions of doses to Africa and India and less about crazy Uncle Lou down the street who's refusing to get the shot?
She is not the infectious disease "honcho" at UCSF, but is well-respected. She is a popular interview by general news media because her info is generally approachable for the common man. Notably she is one of the few epidemiologists from UCSF that sounds more practical than "alarmist" about COVID throughout 2021.Dr. Monica Ghandi on TV news last night voiced more than I've heard from anyone on Omicron. She riffed on the data (not citing data, but obviously she's been on it, she's UCSF infectious disease honcho). She thinks the big O is having less severe outcomes, most cases are mild, especially for the vaccinated. Best news I've seen, of course it's early, but it's more than the meagre IDK stuff I've been hearing since news of the O variant emerged ~ what? Two weeks ago?
It's a French republic where the 1% do their business and spend time on vacation. Also has a population of under 100K.Funny I think I saw something about Seychelles on the news. I believe I heard they are nearly 100% vaccinated. Not sure if this was one or two dose but they went balls out to get as many as possible vaccinated.
Jacobson shows the power exists. Maine shows that the current Supreme Court may possibly uphold vaccine mandates: https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/10/court-turns-away-religious-challenge-to-maines-vaccine-mandate-for-health-care-workers/I'm sure there will be lawsuits but Jacobson is crystal clear that this power exists.
I'm with Louis Rossmann on this one... it's not the HR department's job to be the vaccine police:Jacobson shows the power exists. Maine shows that the current Supreme Court may possibly uphold vaccine mandates: https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/10/court-turns-away-religious-challenge-to-maines-vaccine-mandate-for-health-care-workers/
HR's PRIMARY job is to reduce and eliminate lawsuits. If that happens to coincide with protecting employees or obeying the law then its an added benefit.It's not HR's job to ensure employees are following company policies and laws applicable to businesses regarding their employees?
If you want to take the extremely cynical approach, I would say making sure companies are in compliance with locally applicable laws, at least with regards to employment, would fall under the category of protecting the company from lawsuits and the purview of HR.HR's PRIMARY job is to reduce and eliminate lawsuits. If that happens to coincide with protecting employees or obeying the law then its an added benefit.
I've grown to have a lot of trust in her. She's done some impressive and entertaining, long videos with zDoggMD during the pandemic. They aren't afraid to take controversial positions, they relish it and have lots of fun doing so, riffing off each other quickly and impressively.She is not the infectious disease "honcho" at UCSF, but is well-respected. She is a popular interview by general news media because her info is generally approachable for the common man. Notably she is one of the few epidemiologists from UCSF that sounds more practical than "alarmist" about COVID throughout 2021.
The mayor of SF (London Breed) listens and is never in denial, which is, of course, a prerequisite for the job. However, it seems that most politicians don't. IIRC, S.F. was the first major city in the US to lockdown. They also have a very impressive head medical man, Grant Colfax.As an institution that highly influences public health, UCSF seems to espouse a strong philosophy that if you think that the responses taken to COVID outweigh the actual case load, that means they actually worked. As we all (should) know, the city of SF has had one of the lowest case loads of any major city in the U.S.
I saw one very impressive interview, John Swartzberg, professor emeritus at U.C. Berkeley, around 3-4 days ago, in which he said that Omicron could be less severe and that historically there have been coronaviruses (e.g. late 19th century) that lost severity and morphed into strains of the common cold (~4 of which are coronaviruses) and that it's possible that covid-19 will have this trajectory or something similar.First confirmed in CT a couple days ago... I think its already spread widely.
Scientists say they have identified a “stealth” version of Omicron which cannot be distinguished from other variants using the PCR tests that public health officials deploy to gain a quick picture of its spread around the world.
The stealth variant has many mutations in common with standard Omicron, but it lacks a particular genetic change that allows lab-based PCR tests to be used as a rough and ready means of flagging up probable cases.
The variant is still detected as coronavirus by all the usual tests, and can be identified as the Omicron variant through genomic testing, but likely cases are not flagged up by routine PCR tests that give quicker results.
Two things to clarify:Oh Lord. Sometimes the only thing one can do is laugh (in a sort-of quietly losing one's mind, kind-of-way).