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AOC says forcing people to return to work after quarantine is ‘sociopathic’, claims Omicron isn’t lenient

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says forcing people to return to work after a five-day COVID-19 quarantine is ‘sociopathic’, claiming Omicron is not being lenient despite science supporting otherwise as she says she is now recovered from the virus.

The Democrat gave an update on Saturday, after it was announced on Monday, January 10, that she had tested positive for the corona virus.

She shared three photos, one with two positive test results, one of her cuddling with her dog, and a solo shot of her French bulldog Deco.

“Well, so it happened. Have COVID, probably ommicron. As of today, I am happily recovered and exiting quarantine, but COVID was no joke,” she began the long caption on Saturday.

AOC further claimed that Omicron is not mild, despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that the strain does not appear to be as dangerous as the previous Delta variant.

“I’ve noticed for a while that the term ‘mild’ is misleading when hospitalization and death are the norm. Even “mild” cases can lead to long-term COVID, including a range of conditions such as cognitive impairment, POTS and chronic fatigue,” AOC said of the variant.

The news of AOC’s positive COVID test result came just a week after she partied without a mask at a drag brunch in Miami on Jan.

AOC revealed she had contracted coronavirus in a few photos, one with two positive test results and two other photos of her cuddling with her dog

AOC revealed she had contracted coronavirus in a few photos, one with two positive test results and two other photos of her cuddling with her dog

Pictured: Ocasio-Cortez's Instagram photo of two positive COVID-19 tests

Pictured: Ocasio-Cortez's Instagram photo of two positive COVID-19 tests

Pictured: Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram photo of two positive COVID-19 tests

Pictured: US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at an event at the US Climate Action Center at the COP26 UN Climate Change Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, November 9, 2021

Pictured: US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at an event at the US Climate Action Center at the COP26 UN Climate Change Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, November 9, 2021

Pictured: US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at an event at the US Climate Action Center at the COP26 UN Climate Change Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, November 9, 2021

The 32-year-old Bronx representative made the announcement on her official Twitter page on Jan. 9, sharing a statement on the head of the House of Representatives that read: “Representative Ocasio-Cortez has received a positive test result for COVID-19.

“She has symptoms and is recovering at home. The congressman received her booster shot this fall and encourages everyone to take their booster and follow all CDC guidelines.”

AOC then added some of its own guidelines in a follow-up tweet, writing: “For information on what to do if you are exposed to COVID, test positive or plan a test or vaccine in New York City – see our roundup from CDC and NYC resources here,” before adding a link to a personal website.

However, clinical reports indicate that Omicron patients do much better than patients with other variants, while research suggests that Omicron does not target tissues associated with poorer disease outcomes, which is an encouraging prospect, according to The scientist.

Omicron has also been proven to have a shorter incubation period — defined as the time between infection and the onset of symptoms — of just two to four days.

Meanwhile, hospitalizations and death rates are much lower for vaccinated people compared to all other COVID-19 variants, the CDC reported earlier this month.

The liberal politician went on to say that since she contracted the virus, she has learned how “sociopathic” it is to “force” people back to work just five days after quarantine for COVID.

“The idea of ​​forcing people to work just five days after symptoms start is sociopathic and 100 percent based on a culture that accepts sacrificing human lives for profit margins as a fair trade. The good news is we have an antidote: community.”

It is unknown where she contracted the virus, although she was partying without a mask at a brunch event in South Beach, Miami, on Jan. 2, pictured above.

It is unknown where she contracted the virus, although she was partying without a mask at a brunch event in South Beach, Miami, on Jan. 2, pictured above.

It is unknown where she contracted the virus, although she was partying without a mask at a brunch event in South Beach, Miami, on Jan. 2, pictured above.

AOC continued with the false claim that the Omicron is not mild, despite the fact that the CDC recently reported that the species does not appear to be as dangerous as the previous Delta variant

AOC continued with the false claim that the Omicron is not mild, despite the fact that the CDC recently reported that the species does not appear to be as dangerous as the previous Delta variant

AOC continued with the false claim that the Omicron is not mild, despite the fact that the CDC recently reported that the species does not appear to be as dangerous as the previous Delta variant

On January 4, the CDC cut the recommended time for public isolation during coronavirus quarantine from 10-20 days to just five days.

The reasons for the shortened isolation period are threefold, according to the CDC.

Infection with Omicron peaks about one day before the onset of symptoms and decreases within a week of the onset of symptoms, with an average period of infectiousness and risk of transmission between two to three days before and eight days after the onset of symptoms. the symptoms.

Data, including a review of 113 studies from 17 different countries, show that for most strains of COVID-19 – including Omicron – transmission occurs early in the course of infection, reducing isolation time.

The CDC added that these updated quarantine recommendations are intended to “facilitate individual social and wellness needs, return to work and maintenance of critical infrastructure,” the agency said. website.

While five-day quarantine periods were created last week to focus on the period when a person is most contagious, the CDC recommends continuing masking for another five days after isolating.

AOC’s long Instagram post after testing positive for COVID

“Well, so it happened. Have COVID, probably ommicron. As of today, I am thankfully recovered and exiting quarantine, but COVID was no joke. I’ve noticed for a while that the term “mild” is misleading when the bar is hospitalization and death. Even “mild” cases can lead to long-term COVID, including a range of conditions such as cognitive impairment, POTS and chronic fatigue. This is not meant to be downhearted or instill fear, it’s just a reminder that we need to be careful (N95’s in crowded indoor areas like shops) and if you get it it’s key to take care of yourself and REST. The idea of ​​forcing people to work just 5 days after symptoms start is sociopathic and 100% based on a culture that accepts sacrificing human lives for profit margins as a fair trade. The good news is that we have an antidote: community.

If you’ve noticed, much of the emphasis in media conversations on COVID is individualistic: wear a mask, get vaccinated to *protect yourself,* go back to work even with symptoms bc *you’re* “fine” (even if you’re not). And while some of these recommendations are good, like getting a vaccine + wearing masks where necessary, the motivations for them shouldn’t just be selfish. It should be, because we really don’t care about other people – our disabled neighbors, our co-workers who haven’t said (and shouldn’t feel obligated to say) that they are immunocompromised, etc.

It’s really bizarre to me that ***ing other people is a polarizing political stance, but my dad always said that life makes you repeat lessons until you learn them. And if there’s one lesson I think we’re going to repeat as a country until we learn it, it’s that community and collective well-being is our best chance of getting through our greatest challenges—much more than discordant acts of “rough individualism” and the bootstrap propaganda we’ve been spoon-fed from birth.

Individualism is inadequate for planetary forces such as climate change or global pandemics, no less for societal ones such as health care, economic inequality and racism. But WE, as a collective, can confront them. In a world of ME’s team, let’s build WE. At least that’s enough for today, stay healthy and blessed and let’s build on. .

Love & solidarity, aoc’

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