Dec. 3, 2022
New heavily-mutated COVID subvariant strains are now driving a new 6’th COVID Wave in Yucatan, including the Omicron BQ.1, BQ.1.1 subvariants, along with Yucatan’s own surprising new Omicron BW.1 subvariant … all & all of which even the latest newest COVID vaccines are providing no proven protections.
The new heavily mutated Omicron BW.1 (commonly called Xibalbá ~ “the Mayan underworld”) NOW PREDOMINATES in the southeast of the Mexico … aka Yucatan … according to the analysis of researcher Rodrigo García López, from the Institute of Biotechnology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Time to go back to the proven methods of COVID protection.
~ Mask up … with tight-fitting N95 or better masks.
Time to go to 8 ft of Social Distancing when inside with masks off, around people talking …
Alternately, you can use strategically placed fans paired-with 6 ft of social distancing …
Strategically placed fans blowing between people give enough dilution to keep people safe from inhaling too many of the invisible infectious aerosols from people talking, because these invisible aerosols float around infectious for 4 – 6 hrs after a person talks, yells, or sings indoors.
Why medical-masks, fans, fresh air & Social Distancing?
Unfortunately, even the latest Big Pharma vaccines do not protect against these (13 total) new heavily-mutated Omicron subvariants … This means that good tight-fitting masks & Social Distancing and sufficient fresh air are the only protective methods that still work.
Note that Cloth masks are proven to need at least 12 layers to equal one N95 grade mask.
Curiously, our Yucatan Department of Health has stopped reporting COVID cases, yet Johns Hopkins Univ. and the CDC and local Yucatecan physicians & UNAM researchers are all reporting that … WE ARE ALREADY IN A NEW COVID WAVE here …
“The swift growth of the Omicron BW.1 SARS-CoV-2 variant coincides with a new rapid increase of COVID-19 cases occurring in Southeast Mexico in October, 2022 … putting an END to a period of low transmission after Mexico’s fifth epidemiological wave. Up to 75% of weekly sequenced genomes in the region have been identified as BW.1. “
“BW.1 appears to have arisen in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico sometime around July 2022 during the fifth COVID-19 wave. Its explosive growth may be in part explained by relevant escape mutations also found in BQ.1.“
“SARS-CoV-2 BW.1, a fast-growing Omicron variant from southeast Mexico bearing relevant escape
Here are more scientific details that describe Omicron BW.1’s mutations that cause the vaccines to not work, mutations that allow Omicron BW.1 to evade the “latest” vaccines from Pfizer & Moderna … because the Pfizer & Moderna vaccines were designed in May, 2022, too long before the latest mutant Omicron strains appeared … meaning the new mutant Omicron strains are evolving faster than Big Pharma’s doctors can make new vaccines.
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Are all these new mutant COVID subvariants … the new norm?
I believe they are ‘A’ new normal … but it is not necessarily THE new norm.
Consider the links in the COVID mutation-transmission chain:
~ Not masking results in LOTS of people with COVID…
~ LOTs of people with COVID is proven to create NEW MUTATIONS …
because new nasty mutations of the SARS virus are proven to come from too many people with COVID.
~ With 13 new heavily mutated COVID SARS subvariants currently circulating around the USA & Mexico, unfortunately, Big Pharma’s “newest” vaccines are out-of-date, providing no proven protection from all the new mutant forms.
~ If everyone masked up with tight-fitting N95 masks (or better) and Socially Distanced, we could have so few people with COVID that the new mutations would be shut down … or at least we’d have far fewer mutant SARS variants appearing.
~ NOTICE THAT THIS NEW Omicron BW.1 came (originated) from too many YUCATECANS who got COVID from not being appropriately N95 masked nor sufficiently Socially Distanced.
Choose proven science … Choose proven facts …
or … muddle through with yet more fresh future waves of new COVID mutant subvariants
… because getting COVID one time GIVES ZERO PROTECTION from getting it again from the new mutant forms.
Tight fitting N95 masks … Socially Distancing by 8 ft when indoors
… and using fans or fresh air to dilute out invisible fine aerosols from people talking … are the scientifically proven keys to establishing a NEW new norm.
Get educated .. Take reasonable precautions …
… Stay healthy … Stay safe …
Dr. Steven M. Fry
Ph.D. in Public Health & Environment and Laboratory Measurement Science
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Background: The CDC announced this on Nov. 22’nd that COVID is surging in the USA, with the relatively new OMICRON BQ.1 and OMICRON BQ.1.1 subvariants causing 57% of new COVID cases nationwide. This is really significant (as described below), because NONE of the COVID vaccines are working to stop the spread of BQ.1 nor BQ1.1. … These 2 new Omicron subvariants have exploded onto the scene this past month because they are 4X times to 7X time more transmissable than the previous Omicron COVID variants, which were 2X to 4X times more transmissable than the previous Delta COVID.
So … All the past talk of COVID mutating to supposedly less harmful & supposedly less virulent strains turns out to just be HOT AIR … as the latest OMICRON BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 variants have enough new virulent mutations that even the most recent “new” vaccines do NOT WORK … not reducing transmission rates … so the vacciones ARE NOT reducing serious COVID disease … ARE NOT reducing hospitaliztions … nor reducing deaths.
Nov. 4 Latest COVID News from the USA:
The new Omicron BQ.1 & Omicron BQ.1.1 subvarients are “poised to become dominant” this winter.
CDC has been tracking the spread of 12 different new COVID subvariants viruses these past 2 months, and they announced this morning that two (2) of them are starting small outbreaks around the USA the last two weeks, as we begin to spend more time inside due to cooler temperatures.
Because these 2 new COVID subvariants “appear to be 2X times to 7X times more immune evasive than the BA.5 subvariant“, “it’s likely that people who have been vacinated or had a prior COVID infection will still get infected by these 2 new subvariants“.**
Doctors hope that the latest ‘Bivalent’ COVID vaccine booster will help give some protection against COVID hospitalizations & death, but there is no evidence of this for Omichron BQ.1 and BQ.1.1.
**As such, the 2 best proven ways to not get the 2 new COVID subvariants is to wear a tight fitting N95 grade or better mask, or maintain 8 ft of Social Distancing when in indoor spaces.
These 2 new COVID subvariants are primarily transmitted by people talking, emitting 1000’s of invisible fine aerosols that continue to float around infectious in indoor spaces for 4 – 6 hours after the infected person was talking, unless there is a lot of air turnover to dilute the invisible aerosols to safe levels.
Ongoing Scientific Factual Conclusions:
Except for protection by wearing tight-fitting masks & Socially Distancing, unfortunately Omicron COVID is rewriting most of what non-scientist Medical Doctors have been telling people the past 2 years. Example: Many so-called ‘experts’ previously told us that COVID would supposedly mutate to milder & milder, supposedly less contagious strains. This has proven to be absolutely false … again.
‘Expert’ Medical Doctors (who are not scientists) also mistakenly told us that having a prior infection would protect us, which has proven to be absolutely false, especially with the most recent Omicron BA.2, BA.2.12.1, BA.5 and now BQ2.1 & BQ2.1.1.
**Remember that ‘expert’ Medical Doctors on TV (who are not scientists) told us to “Wash your hands & use hand sanitizer“, actions which provide and provided absolutely no protection from COVID, because COVID is only transmitted by inhaling invisible fine aerosols from people talking or singing.
Remember how ‘expert’ Medical Doctors on TV (who are not scientists) mistakenly told us to “Wear your cloth masks.” for 2 full years from July 2020 – July 2022, even though the last 40 yrs of scientific testing shows that cloth masks leak horribly, providing almost no protection from inhaled viruses.
The ‘expert’ non-scientist Medical Doctors unfortunately ignored that it is proven that it takes at least 12 layers of cloth to equal just one layer of N95 material … And yes, Medical Doctors ignored all these known proven facts on these things, even though they were published in the first month of COVID back in March, 2020:
Remember how ‘expert’ Medical Doctors (who are not scientists) told us to “Disinfect EVERYTHING” back in 2020 … which provides absolutely no protection from COVID, because the only way to stop COVID transmissions is to inhale no COVID aerosols, or to inhale only very small amounts COVID’s highly-infectious invisible fine aerosols.
Because COVID’s invisible fine aerosols persist indoors by floating around infectious for 4 to 6 HOURS AFTER a COVID infected person talks, sings, or wheezes, then either fine high quality tight masks, or diluting out the aerosols by Social Distancing, breezes or fans are the only real solutions to not getting infected.
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Get educated … Stay informed … Stay healthy …
Dr. Steven M. Fry
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Public Health, & Laboratory Measurement Science.
Read On … MacDuff !
Still masking, still dining only on patios if I go out, no theaters. Ugh.
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