Anime Fan Diagnosed With Omicron COVID Variant In New York City (Official)

Anime Fan Diagnosed With Omicron COVID Variant In New York City Official 1
Written by Theo J Ellis

According to Wikipedia:

“The Omicron variant is a variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The variant was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) from South Africa on 24 November 2021. On 26 November 2021, the WHO designated it as a variant of concern and named it after omicron, the fifteenth letter in the Greek alphabet.”

This COVID variant has been the latest scare in the mainstream media, to the point where the UK has pushed for “mandatory” mask wearing in certain public places in the last 7 days.

An anime fan contracted the OMICRON Covid variant after attending an anime convention in New York City.

 

New York City anime convention had 53,000 attendants

omicron anime convention new york city
Source: arstechnica.com

As reported by Troyrecord:

“A man who attended an anime convention in New York City in late November tested positive for the omicron variant of the coronavirus when he returned home to Minnesota, marking the second case of the variant in the U.S. and leading officials Thursday to urge thousands of convention attendees to get tested.

The news came a day after the U.S. announced its first case of the variant had been detected in California, in a person who had recently travelled to South Africa.”

And also Ars Technica (QUOTE):

“According to the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC, the man is a resident of Hennepin County and traveled to New York City to attend the Anime NYC 2021 convention at the Javits Center from November 19 to 21. The man had been vaccinated. He developed mild symptoms on November 22 and sought COVID-19 testing on November 24. He has since recovered from the infection.”

 

No more confirmed OMICRON cases yet, says Kathy Hochul

NEW YORK OFFICE GOVERNMENT OMICRON ANIME CONVENTION

Kathy Hochul in the New York Government office has stated there are no confirmed cases yet, but there are expectations for cases to come.

The news continues:

“The convention, occurring days before officials in South Africa reported the new variant, was held as New York City prepared to host the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and braced for throngs of tourists to return after the U.S. opened up to vaccinated international travellers.

Officials in the city of 8.8 million said they expected it would be only a matter of time before the new variant was reported in the city.”

Also, seeing as the NYC anime convention’s “vaccination” rules were lax, that’s expected to be tightened up going forward.

Especially if things start to get out of control with the Omicron virus.

More anime conventions in the west are likely to follow as well.

 

Sources:

https://arstechnica.com

https://www.troyrecord.com

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