Monday, December 20, 2021

3 boosted Dem Senators test positive/ NFL stops tests on vaxxed players to avoid postponements/ 45% of Houston's cases are Omicron?

Fun news from Medpage Today:

As of Monday at 8 a.m. EST, the unofficial U.S. COVID toll is 50,846,841 cases and 806,438 deaths, increases of 925,419 cases and 9,090 deaths versus a week ago.

President Biden will address the nation on Tuesday night about the Omicron variant. (CNBC)

Despite receiving boosters, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D.-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) have all tested positive for COVID. (AP)

In sports, the NBA allowed new rules on replacement players, and the NHL has postponed "cross-border travel" games through December 23. (The AthleticCBS Sports)

The NFL postponed three games due to COVID outbreaks. The league's solution? Ending weekly testing of fully vaccinated players(ABC 7Wall Street Journal)

At least 48 people tested positive for COVID aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise that docked in Miami. (

Omicron now accounts for 45% of local cases in the Houston area, Houston Methodist Hospital says. (ABC 13)


Tyro said...

The appearance of Omicron has seemed 'convenient' to me as well - but I don't have the expertise to verify or lend credence to this hypothesis -

OldLeonB said...

Amazing, isn't it? And our mass-psychoticized friends and family don't think any of this is a bit... odd?

Thank you as always, Dr. Nass. You are the bomb.