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At the point of its discovery, Omikron wasn't a "variant of a variant", but goes down directly to the Pango lineage B.1.1. Now we know something more, with the discovery of the outgroup now named BA.2 and the original Omikron being BA.1: There was a common ancestor to the two sister lineages, now named B.1.1.529. Note that this still does not make ...


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There are two effects that can shorten the observed incubation period in presence of prior partial immunity Symptoms are caused mainly by the reaction of the body, not by the virus itself. When there is some prior immunity, the immune response kicks in faster, leading to an earlier onset of symptoms. This effect is genuine. When the infection proceeds ...


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No, this wouldn't work, and if you think about it for a bit you'll see why. First and foremost, your 100nm filter would catch all the cells that are in the blood. Therefore, all you'd end up with is plasma, and the patient would die within several minutes of beginning "therapy" due to not being able to transport oxygen with red blood cells. On a ...


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