Open Thread | Update on COVID

I don’t know how to say this:
Please get the most up to date vaccination.
Please stay masked up.

You need to protect yourself and your loved ones. Just because folks are pretending that COVID isn’t still out here doesn’t make it true.

Long-term COVID is REAL….and, we, as a society, haven’t even begun to grasp it and deal with its ramifications.

And, a thanks to Dr. Fauci. He has served this country well.

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20 Responses to Open Thread | Update on COVID

  1. rikyrah says:

    delthia ricks 🔬 (@DelthiaRicks) tweeted at 4:39 AM on Mon, Dec 12, 2022:
    Nearly 1/2 of #Covid survivors globally—both children & adults—have lingering symptoms 4 months later, according to a landmark study. British researchers analyzed ~200 Covid studies w/ ~750k patients—some hospitalized, others not—to draw their conclusions

  2. rikyrah says:

    Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) tweeted at 5:21 PM on Mon, Dec 12, 2022:
    The Respect for Marriage Act will safeguard the rights and protections to which LGBTQ+ and interracial couples and their children are entitled.

    It will also ensure that LGBTQ+ youth will grow up knowing that they can lead full, happy lives and build families of their own.

  3. rikyrah says:


    Deadric T. Williams (@doc_thoughts) tweeted at 9:59 AM on Sun, Dec 11, 2022:
    I don’t study racism to call out racist people. That’s counterproductive. Rather, I study racism as a way to pull back the metaphorical covers to expose an oppressive system we ALL are indicted in. Exposing a system for the purpose of dismantling it.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) tweeted at 10:55 AM on Sun, Dec 11, 2022:
    There was a potential prisoner swap raised during the Trump administration of Marine veteran Paul Whelan for Viktor Bout, former National Security Council Russia specialist Fiona Hill says. But, Pres. Trump wasn’t “particularly interested” in Whelan’s case though, Hill adds.

  5. rikyrah says:


    Errol Louis (@errollouis) tweeted at 3:52 PM on Sun, Dec 11, 2022:
    “Tesla’s stock, which has lost more than $500 billion in market value this year, is under renewed pressure as Musk’s advisers weigh using the billionaire’s shares as collateral for new loans to replace Twitter debt.”

  6. rikyrah says:

    Ronald Brownstein (@RonBrownstein) tweeted at 6:56 PM on Sun, Dec 11, 2022:
    “Peters’ laundry list of Musk’s recent lib-trolling and “woke” scolding…undermines the very thesis of the article. The nuance Peters is looking for does not exist: Musk’s actions and associations make a clear case that he is a right-wing reactionary.”

  7. rikyrah says:

    Anyone from Virginia want to explain this to someone from outside of the state?

    Sam Shirazi (@samshirazim) tweeted at 10:31 AM on Mon, Dec 12, 2022:
    We have a date for the Special Election in VA-4

    It will be Tuesday February 21

    There will be early voting so the parties will have to select nominees quickly

    There will not be a state run primary, and the parties will announce details of selection process soon

  8. rikyrah says:

    FaRah💡 (@JaJaFaRah1) tweeted at 7:17 AM on Mon, Dec 12, 2022:
    Jason Knauf submitting “evidence” to the daily mail was checkmate for Harry and Meghan. It provided solid proof in court documents that those at KP were behind the attacks against Meghan. #HarryandMeghanNetflix

  9. rikyrah says:


    Jeras Ikehorn (@JerasIkehorn) tweeted at 8:18 AM on Sun, Dec 11, 2022:
    BREAKING: Kanye West bank accounts have been frozen by the IRS for $50 million owed in back taxes…

    This is besides the money he has already lost!

  10. rikyrah says:

    Michelle “Bring Back The Masks” Jones (@maej43) tweeted at 7:56 AM on Mon, Dec 12, 2022:
    Black Women warned everyone about Dave Chappelle. And we warned everyone about Kanye West. Shaun King. And Tariq. We also warned you about Chris Rock’s mouth years ago. Shucking and jiving for white supremacists because that’s how they chose to survive. No surprises here.

  11. rikyrah says:



    Lawyers of Color (@lawyersofcolor) tweeted at 5:58 PM on Mon, Dec 12, 2022:
    The Senate just confirmed Delaware Supreme Court Justice Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves by a vote of 53-35 to the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit marking the 10th African American woman nominated and confirmed to a court of appeals by @POTUS Joe Biden

  12. rikyrah says:

    Helen Branswell 🇺🇦 (@HelenBranswell) tweeted at 5:12 AM on Tue, Dec 13, 2022:
    More than 1M Americans have died from #Covid19. A new study from @commonwealthfnd suggests the toll would have been 4 times higher, but for Covid vaccines. @brittanytrang reports.

  13. rikyrah says:

    The Associated Press (@AP) tweeted at 9:45 AM on Sun, Dec 11, 2022:
    Hospitalizations for people with COVID-19 in the U.S. rose by more than 30% in two weeks. Much of the increase is driven by older people and those with existing health problems, said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC.

  14. rikyrah says:

    delthia ricks 🔬 (@DelthiaRicks) tweeted at 9:51 AM on Mon, Dec 12, 2022:
    The #Omicron subvariants capable of easily dodging our immune defenses are causing more than 70% of U.S. #Covid infections. BQ.1 & BQ.1.1 Covid subvariants are now responsible for 68% of new cases, while the XBB subvariant is causing 4.7% of new infections

  15. rikyrah says:

    PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) tweeted at 5:00 AM on Sun, Dec 11, 2022:
    “We will get back to a world, I hope, where people appreciate when a group like public health officials have devoted their lives to the safety and the health of the American public,” Dr. Anthony Fauci tells Judy Woodruff.

  16. rikyrah says:

    Reuters Health (@Reuters_Health) tweeted at 5:00 PM on Mon, Dec 12, 2022:
    The head of the GAVI global vaccine alliance suggested on Monday it was too early to call an end to the COVID-19 emergency, saying the pandemic could still get worse.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Eric Topol (@EricTopol) tweeted at 5:22 PM on Mon, Dec 12, 2022:
    Significant reduction of hospitalization (by 40%) and deaths (by 70%) among patients who received Paxlovid vs controls in a large US health system (@MassGenBrigham)
    @AnnalsofIM @AnnWoolleyMD @SDrydenPeterson

  18. rikyrah says:

    WPW (@WadeWarrens) tweeted at 11:28 PM on Mon, Dec 12, 2022:
    So for 50+ and boosted, hosp or death risk dropped from 1 in 100 to only 1 in 200. This is impressive, but I’m thinking the main takeaway should be “If you’re 50+ and boosted, you now have only 1 chance in 100 of being hospitalized with Covid”.

    The vaccines are truly amazing!

  19. rikyrah says:

    delthia ricks 🔬 (@DelthiaRicks) tweeted at 11:56 AM on Mon, Dec 12, 2022:
    A #Covid nasal vaccine has been approved for use as a booster in India. The vax is based on technology licensed from Washington Univ in St. Louis & has been approved on an emergency basis in India. The vaccine is delivered via nose drops

  20. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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