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Fri Nov 26, 2021, 11:09 PM

'It's Coming': N.Y. Gov. Kathy Hochul Issues Omicron Warning, Declares State of Emergency

Source: Newsweek

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency over the Omicron variant of COVID-19, stating, "It's coming." The variant is believed to be possibly more contagious and immune-resistant than previous COVID-19 variants.

"We've taken extraordinary action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and combat this pandemic," Hochul wrote in a statement. "While the new Omicron variant has yet to be detected in New York State, it's coming."

The state of emergency will allow officials to more quickly acquire critical supplies for combatting the pandemic, Hochul's declaration said. It will also allow the state Department of Health to limit non-essential, non-urgent procedures for hospitals and healthcare systems with limited capacity. This way, they can focus on caring for those most needing treatment for COVID-19.

The emergency protocols will take place December 3, and will be reassessed based on the latest COVID-19 data on January 15.



Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/its-coming-ny-gov-kathy-hochul-issues-omicron-warning-declares-state-emergency-1653658

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Reply 'It's Coming': N.Y. Gov. Kathy Hochul Issues Omicron Warning, Declares State of Emergency (Original post)
cadoman Nov 26 OP
applegrove Nov 26 #1
cadoman Nov 26 #2
applegrove Nov 26 #4
cadoman Nov 27 #8
applegrove Nov 27 #10
Girard442 Nov 27 #20
Polybius Nov 27 #31
cadoman Nov 26 #3
wnylib Nov 26 #5
PerceptionManagement Nov 26 #6
yaesu Nov 26 #7
cadoman Nov 27 #9
Girard442 Nov 27 #21
greenjar_01 Nov 27 #11
DENVERPOPS Nov 27 #12
Skittles Nov 27 #13
DENVERPOPS Nov 27 #14
Skittles Nov 27 #15
AngryOldDem Nov 27 #27
Skittles Nov 27 #33
moriah Nov 28 #37
Skittles Nov 28 #38
DENVERPOPS Nov 28 #34
Skittles Nov 28 #36
DENVERPOPS Nov 28 #39
Skittles Nov 28 #40
DENVERPOPS Nov 28 #41
Skittles Nov 28 #43
Girard442 Nov 27 #22
Scrivener7 Nov 27 #25
DENVERPOPS Nov 28 #35
Scrivener7 Nov 27 #24
orangecrush Nov 27 #16
AngryOldDem Nov 27 #28
orangecrush Nov 27 #32
BigmanPigman Nov 27 #17
Skittles Nov 28 #42
BigmanPigman Nov 29 #45
twodogsbarking Nov 27 #18
gab13by13 Nov 27 #19
twodogsbarking Nov 27 #26
Scrivener7 Nov 27 #23
Marcuse Nov 27 #29
Polybius Nov 27 #30
MichMan Nov 28 #44

Response to cadoman (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 11:12 PM

1. You are missing the "N" at the start of your outake.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 11:13 PM

2. I saw it but I hate have an "edit" on my article!

Will do better next time!

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Response to cadoman (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 11:17 PM

4. You don't have an edit button in the bottom right hand corner near the reply and delete buttons?

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Response to applegrove (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 12:04 AM

8. I have it but I've seen other posts that are edited and it's like they have a warning on them

Makes it look like I pulled a bait and switch rather than a small spelling correction!

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Response to cadoman (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 12:10 AM

10. Oh man. My posts are always a work in progress and I never put in the

reason for my edits.

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Response to cadoman (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 07:33 AM

20. LOL. I thought I was the only one who fretted about typo edits on posts already with replies.

C'mon guys, it's not like I added a line, "Reply to this post if you enjoy your Rice Krispies with motor oil."

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Response to cadoman (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 01:24 PM

31. That's only if you wait an hour or more

If it's edited right away, it never says "edited."

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 11:30 PM

5. Well, that's one benefit of living in NY,

although my vax and mask resistant area acts more like a Midwestern red state.

Infections are so high here now that I was planning on hibernating between Thanksgiving and the weeks after New Year when they will increase even more. Add Omicron to that and I think I will need a hazmat suit to stay safe.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 11:34 PM

6. this isn't good news

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 11:54 PM

7. but, is it as lethal as the previous variants or is it finally mutating to a less deadly strain?

I guess time will tell.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 12:07 AM

9. I thought Delta would be weaker but the death counts seem to indicate otherwise

And yeah the unvaccinated are the cause of that, but we went through the variants prior to Delta with no vaccines so it still seems to have been worse by my basic math.

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Response to cadoman (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 07:41 AM

21. Variants that establish themselves have something going for them.

If the original COVID-19 dropped you in your tracks and a variant came out that left you walking around for a couple of weeks, it would be the more effective spreader and would become dominant. Problem was, the original was already really good at spreading and variants (if there were any) that were less lethal had no reproductive advantage, never became dominant, and faded away.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 12:31 AM

11. They are saying nothing about lethality, which is either pretty good or really bad



Death trails infection, so we prob just don't have good data on it - with cases just being seen since Nov 11 or whatever, but it is strange how there's this big near panic about the transmission and mutation, but almost nothing on mortality.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 12:34 AM

12. I am very upset

About the normal emergencies: auto accidents, Heart attacks, strokes, that won't get the usual excellent/immediate care they desperately need because the non mask wearing assholes and un-vaccinated idiots are usurping the staff and hospital ERs.........
I have to believe this is already happening all across America, and will only get worse if we have another surge from this new
mutation. (They use the word "variation" only because it sounds so much nicer than what it is....a "Mutation'.....)

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 12:51 AM

13. I keep thinking of doctors and nurses, first responders

how much of this endless Covid chaos can they take?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 01:08 AM

14. It is being reported that nurses are bailing out, some Dr.s also

Some of them say they were pushed to their MAX last winter, and are not going to repeat that again. Especially because of the Anti-Vaxers and non-mask wearing jerks who demand far more care than the ones who have gotten vaccinated and are masking.....

If this truly does explode again, there will be Doctors, Nurses, First responders bailing out like never before.......and also teachers.

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 02:36 AM

15. I'm guessing those anti-vaxxers are also the Kens and Karens of the world

stupid fucking demanding assholes - I cannot imagine what it would be like to be tasked with taking care of their sorry ass, considering their lack of respect towards the medical folk by refusing to get a simple shot, UGH

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Response to Skittles (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:54 AM

27. Strict triage.

Very end of the line for these fuckers. Put their asses in a tent in the parking lot and deal with other cases first. Saw a story this week where a pediatric cancer patient who was running a high fever had to wait in the car for hours because the ER was full.

There’s an old saying that I have used quite often. “Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.” Only I’d replace “planning” with “common sense, courtesy, and respect”.

I’m done with these people. They’re a huge reason why this will never truly be “over”.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #27)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 04:42 PM

33. it's easy to say triage

I bet it isn't easy in practice - these folks have family, and it affects them too. I resent that these anti-vaxxers put medical folk in that position, for sure.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 04:17 PM

37. It got so bad in one hospital in the state near me (pts being jerks, but also fam)...

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Response to moriah (Reply #37)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 04:19 PM

38. jeez

it's the cult

sickening (literally)

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Response to Skittles (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 01:08 PM

34. You left out

totally deranged and massively delusional........

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #34)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 04:00 PM

36. have you actualy tried talking to them

it's a trip, and you end up feeling disillusioned by just how deep this mass psychosis actually is

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Response to Skittles (Reply #36)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 06:41 PM

39. For a while,

I tried talking reason to them. Early on, I realized it was utterly and completely useless. This started during the Cheney/Rumsfeld administration. I slowly but surely started weeding them out of my life entirely. It accelerated during the Trump Occupation.
I got rid of all of my Republican friends/acquaintances. Flat out dropped them. Many were life time friends. One Couple was like family since I was 11 YO, (sixty years). The husband would forward to me all the racist, vile Obama emails.....Incredibly, he was jewish and his grandparents died in the holocaust. I sent him one last email: You do know that the racist scum who sent you this for forwarding, hate the Jews far worse than blacks or mexicans.........He animately denied it........So, I told him to send a return email to whom ever sent the email to him, and state: Please do not send emails to me on Friday or Saturday, because I am usually at the synagogue on those days, and see what happens.....
These people all had one thing in common. Watching FoxNews and listening to RW radio 24/7 and nothing else........
Completely and totally brainwashed..............

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #39)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 06:50 PM

40. I hear you

I remember a time I could actually debate conservatives - despite vast differences of opinion, I felt the common theme we had was be both thought our way improved America....but this new crop, they don't even BELIEVE in America, it's just plain sickening.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #40)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 07:11 PM

41. I had one friend

and we would discuss issues, each of us respecting the other's opinion. Often, we would find a common ground or solution we both could agree with.

The current Republicans are OBLIVIOUS to anything and everything except them being able to parrot Republican talking points.

It is absolutely mind boggling...........and by design, I might mention........

I am old, but most days I talk to my Son and his wife, or some of the kids. I worry constantly for their futures.

I tell him go to Canada, Australia, or anywhere but get the hell out of the U.S...........

(Did you know that Australia and some other country have banned Fox News from the country!??????)

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #41)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 08:17 PM

43. I think Fox News should be sued into oblivion

their lies are causing lasting damage and death

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 07:44 AM

22. Remember reading somewhere that infantry can stand up to a cavalry charge if they don't break ranks.

The anti-vaxxers broke ranks.

Fuck them.

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 09:04 AM

25. I really like the idea of facilities where unvaxxed nurses care for unvaxxed patients.

But that'll never happen.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 01:13 PM

35. That would be perfect

The triage nurse, sends all antivaxers to MASH type tents in the parking lot, and they are cared for by antivaxer caregivers.....

And antivaxers should be required to wear a colored emblem, shaped like the Coronavirus any time they are in public.

Oh, we could go on and on with these kinds of fantasies.......

Any other things that you all would love to see ?????? Be careful, you don't want to get censored by DU........LOL

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Response to Skittles (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 08:56 AM

24. This. Those poor people. They did not sign on for this. A pandemic, OK. A pandemic and

40% of the country acting as if the first responders' lives don't matter is another issue altogether.

I'm a health care worker. I retired in February.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 02:59 AM

16. I am not optimistic

Last edited Sat Nov 27, 2021, 01:29 PM - Edit history (1)


For my species.

Too many stupid people, and it seems nature has had enough.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:55 AM

28. I think Mother Nature cleans house every couple of centuries.

This just happens to be one of them.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #28)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 01:30 PM

32. Just my luck







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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 04:26 AM

17. I've been noticing the high numbers in NY

recently. I'm glad to see your state preparing. I wonder when CA will do the same with the State of Emergency. I have read over 5 articles today about the alarm over this new variant from most countries. It's hard not to over react, especially after Delta.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 08:13 PM

42. at first I thought New York was overreacting

but then I remembered how NY was slammed first by Covid

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Response to Skittles (Reply #42)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 04:39 AM

45. I'm glad some are being

overly cautious. I wish more would get on board. Christmas will be interesting.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 07:06 AM

18. From "near normal" to "state of emergency" in twenty four hours.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 07:15 AM

19. If we are stopping travel from South Africa

that tells me the mutation is probably already here. Pfizer and Moderna are doing studies to see if their vaccines even work against the new mutation.

I have been sounding the alarms for months about how everyone acted as if the pandemic was over when we are having 1,200 deaths a day. I have tickets for Ford Field in Detroit for NCAA wrestling finals in March. I am having my doubts if the event will even happen by then or if it does will I go?

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 09:56 AM

26. I too am considering canceling a March trip.

Stay well. Hope for the best deal with the rest.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 08:50 AM

23. A very quick, very strong response. I LOVE it! Thank you, Kathy!

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 01:03 PM

29. I have a trip to DeSantistan scheduled in two weeks

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 01:23 PM

30. Put in place a mask mandate then

There is no time to wait.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #30)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 09:58 PM

44. with criminal penalties

Not wearing a mask the first time - $1000 fine

Caught again - another $1000 and a month in jail

Eventually people will get it

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