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posted on Feb, 2 2022 @ 03:10 AM
Here is an article that may have some interest for ATS members

Patients with the omicron variant of covid-19 shed virus for longer after symptoms emerge, show data from Japan, potentially jeopardising hopes that the period of isolation for people testing positive could be shortened.

Preliminary data from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases—which conducts disease surveillance in Japan—suggest that the amount of viral RNA is highest three to six days after diagnosis or symptom onset.1

The isolation period for people testing positive for covid-19 was recently cut from 10 days to seven in England if two lateral flow tests returned negative results on days six and seven. Similar cuts to isolation have followed in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Staff absences because of isolation have caused severe workforce shortages for critical services, including the NHS, schools, and transport, leading to calls for the UK to follow the US and cut the isolation period to five days.

One of the proponents of shortening isolation, Paul Hunter, a professor in medicine at the University of East Anglia, said that the latest Japanese data “muddy the waters.”

“I’m still working my way through the evidence for and against given that the Japanese study has now shifted the balance,” he said.

posted on Feb, 2 2022 @ 03:17 AM

edit on 2/2/2022 by TheRedneck because: Removed for Spam

posted on Feb, 2 2022 @ 05:09 AM
a reply to: musicismagic

My little lad just had the omicron variant(presumably) last week.

Tested positive on the antigen and PCR tests, sore head, and low temperature this time around 33.1c, was quite worried about temp but no other symptoms.

Nether myself, my Mrs, or my daughter contracted COVID 19 this time around.

Isolation period with him was 5 days.

posted on Feb, 2 2022 @ 05:37 AM
There is no test developed for the presence of omicron. There is absolutely no way possible to tell anyone they have omicron. This makes sense when you consider that the genome is in-silico, i.e. in a computer, not the real world. The documentation for test kits all say that they cannot identify variants. It is factually impossible for anyone to test positive for omicron, or to rate its infectivity for that matter.
The term shedding has a different meaning in medicine than it does to everyday people. First, it should be noted that "shedding" has never been proven. The only studies claiming to prove shedding involve open herpes sores; not exactly what people think of when they think "shedding", but that's why they use the wording. They just want you to be afraid of others and stay isolated (like social distancing).
Germ theory has never been proven. Transmission of viruses has never been proven. Covid has never been isolated or proven, and omicron exists solely in a computer (with the rest of the covid strains). Virology is the new religion; it takes leaps of faith and blind stupidity to believe in it.
The only place you'll catch covid is in a vaccine.

posted on Feb, 2 2022 @ 06:13 AM

edit on 2-2-2022 by Dalamax because: (no reason given)

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