Local debate over "the science" mostly involves mean comments & tweets directed at public officials.
As concerns over the COVID Omicron variant persist, this quote from a local medical expert stand out above so many locals parroting a meme that they noticed via social media . . . Check-it . . .
"These mutations, even if they are less severe, means that other mutations could arise so if you step back and you ask yourself 'What's the answer? How do we make sure that we try to contain this?' The rules are always the same," Dr. Steven Stites, chief medical officer at the University of Kansas Health System, said.
He stressed getting vaccinated, wearing masks and social distancing.
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After a half dozen major variants of COVID-19, doctors at the University of Kansas Health System say omicron will likely spread the fastest, possibly twice as fast as delta but the illness may not be as severe as the delta variant."They may be a little milder than the delta symptoms.
Related reading from a Golden Ghetto medical honco . . .
Johnson County health director says vaccinations are best protection against omicron COVID-19 variant
Dr. Sanmi Areola, with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, says there's still much to learn about the new omicron variant."There's really no need to worry - what people need to do is focus on mitigation steps," said Areola.
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